Nokia marketing partner HMD Global is opening pre-booking window for its second Nokia-branded Android smartphone Nokia 5 in India from July 7, today. The smartphone is an offline exclusive, which means it will not be available through Flipkart and Amazon websites.
Instead the device can only be bought from Nokia dealer stores at a price of Rs 12,899.
The Nokia 5 handset was unveiled along with two other Android-powered Nokia smartphones?Nokia 3 and Nokia 6. While the Nokia 3 smartphone has been released in India for Rs 9,499, the Nokia 6 smartphone is scheduled to go on sale from July 14 exclusively through online retailer store Amazon India for Rs 14,999.
Nokia 5 comes with a 5.2-inch HD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 processor and Adreno 505 GPU, coupled with 2GB RAM and have 16GB storage option, 3000mAh battery 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera. It will be available in four colours ? Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue, and Copper.
Nokia 3 features a 5-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, powered by MediaTek MTK 6737, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, with an option to expand up to 128GB via a microSD card. The front and rear camera have both 8MP sensors. Fuelled by a 2650mAh battery, the phone operates Android 7.0 Nougat. The device will feature four colours?Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White.
On the other hand, Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, which can further be expanded via microSD card, a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
Nokia 3 is the cheapest of the lot. It offers the same RAM and storage capacity as that of Nokia 5 smartphone. However, the two do differ in camera capabilities, with Nokia 3 sporting an 8MP rear sensor and Nokia 5 featuring a 13MP rear sensor; processor, with Nokia 3 powered by a MediaTek MTK 6737, while Nokia 5 by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430. The latter is known to be anytime better than the MediaTek processor.
Nokia 3 features a polycarbonate body, whereas the Nokia 5 comes with a metal unibody design. On the other hand, Nokia 6 costs almost Rs 2,000 more than the Nokia 5, but offers an extra GB RAM than the other two models.