We have already seen a handful of entry-level 4G devices sold under the Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. Typically Airtel partners with smartphone manufacturers and offers cash back and special data offer for buyers. Until now the offer had been mostly restricted to entry-level smartphones, however, Airtel has now extended the same to Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 by partnering with HMD.
Both the Nokia 2 and the Nokia 3 will be available with a Rs 2,000 cashback from Airtel. The Nokia devices will be bundled with a special Airtel recharge pack which offers 1GB of free data per day and unlimited local and STD calls. This brings the effective price of Nokia 3 down to Rs 7,499 and that of Nokia 2 down to Rs 4,999.
The eligibility clause for the cashback states that a customer is required to compulsorily recharge for Rs 3,500 in the next 18 months in order to get the first cashback of Rs 1000. The same recharge pattern needs to be continued for the next 18 months in order to get the second and the final cashback instalment of Rs 1000.
“We are delighted to partner with Nokia to bring exciting and affordable options to customers planning to upgrade to a 4G smartphone. Nokia devices have a solid brand resonance amongst customers and we believe that the partnership offers a great proposition to customers looking for quality devices at great prices”- Ajay Puri Airtel COO
A quick recap, The Nokia 3 comes equipped with a 5-inch HD display with Corning Glass Gorilla protection. The device is powered by a Quad Core MediaTek MT6737 clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, the Nokia 3 offers 16GB on internal storage along with microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 256GB. The Nokia 3 runs on Android Nougat out of the box.
Nokia 3 Specifications
• 5.0-inch HD Display
• Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737 1.4GHz, Mali-T720MP2,2GB RAM
• 16GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot
• 8-Megapixel Primary Sensor, f/2.0, 8-Megapixel Secondary sensor
• Android Nougat
• 4G VoLTE, WiFi , microUSB, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS
• Non-removable Li-Ion 2650 mAh battery
The Nokia 2 comes equipped with a 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla and is powered by a Snapdragon 212 paired with 1GB of RAM. On the storage front, the device offers a paltry 8GB of internal storage.
Nokia 2 Specifications
• 5-inch HD Display with Corning Gorilla protection
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 with Adreno 304 and 1GB of RAM
• 8GB Internal Storage
• 8-Megapixel Primary Sensor with LED flash
• 5-Megapixel Secondary Sensor/Selfie
• Android Nougat 7.1 upgradeable to Android Oreo
• 4,100mAh Battery