As announced earlier, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at an event in New Delhi. Last month around, Nokia relaunched the 3310 and played the nostalgia card very well. Despite its departure from the smartphone market, the Nokia name still rings a bell and most of us closely associate with the brand. The Nokia 3 is the most affordable of the lot and is priced at Rs 9,499 it typically falls in the budget category. The phone will be sold offline only and will be available from 16th of June.
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.
Camera arrangements on the Nokia 3 include an 8-Megapixel primary sensor with LED flash, f/2.0 and another 8-Megapixel sensor on the front. Nokia has been known earlier for its imaging capabilities and its yet to be seen how the budget Nokia 3 stacks up against its competitors. Connectivity features on the Nokia 3 include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, microUSB, Bluetooth and GPS. The Nokia 3 is backed by a 2650mAh battery and will be available in Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White color.
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 smartphone market dynamics have undergone a paradigm shift in the recent years and despite the affordability tag the Nokia 3 does lack on the hardware front as opposed to its competitors. But then, the offline availability is something that might help Nokia to achieve greater sales numbers. However Nokia seems to be all set with its retailer network as the company has already announced 400 exclusive retailers, pickup & drop for 100 cities, Nokia Mobile Care and also a web chat call support.