When I use the term Loneranger, I mean it. There was a time when Nokia practically ruled the world. People might remember the service phone era that made Nokia the king of mobile phones.
Then came the era of multimedia phones and rocked the entire generation at that time. I mean a phone that can click photos and play music along with the internet as one of the initiatives? It was pretty awesome, right?
But after the launch of Smartphones, everything Nokia had was flushed down the gutter.
Call it persistence or foolishness, Nokia never launched Android on its platform. Symbian, Anna and Belle and lastly Windows was the OS that boosted the company.
It was only a matter of time before the company was about to go extinct when they finally realized that they need to change.
Nokia now plans to launch 3 new Smartphones on the latest Android O (Yes! You heard it right). Nokia plans to launch Android as their operating system for the first time. With the durability and brand power of Nokia and the renounced Android supporting its core, we can expect some really cool stuff this time.
Nokia launched the 3310 in India the previous month. By the looks of it, HMD Global, which happens to be the company that holds the rights for Nokia sell in India, is just eager to launch the Nokia 3, 5, 6.
HMD Global had welcomed the press community to take part in the conference the previous Friday. While the media is eating the news up, this is an indication to most of the smartphone agencies in India. The indication symbolizes that they are not really in a mood of going easy on the competition. After the launch, the competitors better watch out for the return of perhaps one of the most iconic names in the cell phone business.
HMD Global gave the world a quick glimpse on Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 Android Smartphones by launching the units globally at the MWC 2017.
Nokia 6 (Rs. 16,000 approx.):
Nokia 6 is considered as the best of this newly launched series when it comes to specs.
With a 5.5-inch full-HD screen, a 2.5D design module and the protection of Gorilla Glass along with a fingerprint sensor to add to it that you might find at the bottom of the display. The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat. With a Snapdragon 430 SoC core, a 3GB RAM a 32GB internal with an expandable feature of 128GB via micro SD card. The battery power of the phone is 3000mAh which is not much promising considering a number of features it loads in it.
When it comes to the camera, the Nokia 6 features a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.
Nokia 5 (Rs. 13,250):
Nokia 5 comes second on the list when it comes to specs. it is the kind of handset that is suitable for the people who wants a compact phone with features. The display features a 5.2-inch HD screen and the device runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. The core of the phone is Snapdragon 430 SoC with a finger scanner. The phone comes with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB default storage. The limit of the storage is can be expanded to 128 GB. The phone features a 13-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Other inbuilt features of the phone include a Micro-USB 2.0, an NFC, a 3000mAh battery, and 4G LTE or VoLTE.
Nokia 3 (Rs. 9,750):
The Nokia 3 is designed to fit in the budget for the regular people entirely. The phone is slim, durable and comparatively cheaper.
The phone is designed with a polycarbonate body with metallic designed frames to go the side. The display f the phone is a 5-inch HD screen and runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The core or the processor of the phone is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 SoC with 16GB internal storage. The storage can be expanded to a level of 128 GB via SD card. Other standard features of this phone are Micro-USB 2.0, NFC and 2650mAh battery. The phone’s camera features an 8-megapixel camera both front and back of the phone.
The best thing about this smartphone series is that they can be upgraded to the latest Android O. Since, the OS is yet to launch, they cannot feature that. But further sets in the future will have the O as the default OS.