The latest Android powered smartphones from Nokia are finally announced for the Indian market. HMD Global held a media event today where they presented the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. HMD team also disclosed other aspects such as the Nokia Mobile Care, the partnership with Foxconn and the manufacturing process. All Nokia phones to be sold in India will be manufactured in India itself.
Nokia has gone with competitive pricing of the 2017 series of Android phones. However, if there is one thing that Nokia is doing wrong, that is the launch of the phones. Even though the phones are now announced in India, they will not be available to purchase until mid of July. Excluding the Nokia 3 which will be put up for sale starting 16th of June. Find the price and availability details below.
Official Price of Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in India
As mentioned, the Nokia phones are competitively priced. The costliest of the three phones is the Nokia 6 which will cost ₹15,000 in Indian rupees. This price if for the 32GB+3GB variant of the Nokia 6. The arte-black version which comes with 64GB+4GB is not announced for India.
Similarly, the Nokia 5 with its 5.2-inch display will cost Rs. 13,000 in India. The Nokia 3 which comes with a 5-inch display is the cheapest of the three. It will cost Indian customers Rs. 9,500 to purchase the Nokia 3. Here’s a comparison of the three phones along with the price.
|Feature||Nokia 3||Nokia 5||Nokia 6|
|Display||5-inch, HD||5.2-inch, FullHD||5.5-inch FullHD|
The asking price is a great deal if we look at the build quality and the features. That said, the Nokia phones will not offer the same level of the specifications-price ratio as we see from some of the Chinese brands.
Nokia 6, 5, 3 Launch/Release Date
The Nokia 3 is the only device which will be available for purchase very soon. Interested buyers can start buying Nokia 3 from retail store starting 16th of June. The rest of the Nokia phones will follow towards the mid of July. Here are the details:
Sales for Nokia 3 begins – June 16th
Pre-book for Nokia 5 begins – July 8th
Registrations for Nokia 6 Flash Sale Begins – July 14th
Where to Purchase Nokia 6, 5 and 3 in India?
The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are exclusive to the offline market. That is, Nokia has no plans to officially sell them online. That said, retailers can list the phones online and sell on sites like eBay, Flipkart, and others. Nokia claims that it has access to 400+ exclusive distributors having a total reach of 80,000+ retail stores.
The Nokia 6 will be exclusively sold online on Amazon. Nokia will follow the flash-sale model, similar to the one used by Xiaomi and other brands. Registrations to participate in the Nokia 6 flash sale will start from 15th of July. Nokia has not disclosed any plans to sell the Nokia 6 in the offline market. So, to summarize:
Purchase Nokia 6 – Online-only. Flash sale registrations begin from 14th July.
Purchase Nokia 5 – Offline-only. Pre-booking start from 8th of July.
Purchase Nokia 3 – Offline only. Sales start from 16th of June.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any further questions about the Nokia smartphones. Also, do share your views about the price and features of the Nokia’s 2017 lineup of Android smartphones.