MWC 2017: HMD Global announces three new Nokia models, revives a classic
By Digital News Asia February 28, 2017
- The new range will run on Android Nougat
- The iconic Nokia 3310 is back with a modern twist to its design
HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of Nokia phones, unveiled a new generation of Nokia, Nokia smartphones in Barcelona in conjunction with the Mobile World Congress.
With much anticipation, the three new smartphones revealed included the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
The new range will run on Android Nougat that HMD Global claims to offer a simple, clean and clutter free experience. The new phones will also feature Google Assistant that allows users to converse with their phone.
The previously China only Nokia 6 (pic above) is now finally going global. Combining a distinctive design with immersive audio and a colourful 5.5-inch full HD screen, the Nokia 6 is set to deliver a premium smartphone experience.
It will have a smart audio amplifier with dual speakers that is said to allow users to experience deeper bass and clarity as well as Dolby Atmos for a powerful entertainment experience.
It will be available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229 (RM1,075/ S$340/ 3,226454 Rupiah).
The Nokia 5 meanwhile is a sleek and compact smartphone with Corning Gorilla Glass laminated 5.2 IPS HD display. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and Adreno 505 graphics processor.
It too will be available in four colours - Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189 (RM887/ S$189/ 2,662,881 Rupiah).
Bringing up the rear is the Nokia 3 (pic above) which follows in the footsteps of its 5 and 6 series siblings in terms of design with an aluminium crafted body. Where it differs is its Corning Gorilla Glass laminated 5-inch display.
It will pack an integrated 8-Megapixel camera on the front and back.
Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139 (RM652/ SGD206/ 1,958,693 Rupiah).
The rumoured rebirth of the Nokia 3310 (pic above) also proved to be true as the iconic Nokia phone is now back with a modern twist to its design.
The phone will also feature a new version of the classic game Snake with the new version available to play on Facebook Messenger as part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross-platform experience.
The new 3310 will also take on qualities of its predecessor with an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long standby time.
The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49 (RM230/ S$72 / 690,474 Rupiah).
For information on the new range of Nokia phones go to nokia.com/phones