Nokia is returning to the Indian smartphone market. One of the devices leading its charge in the country is the Nokia 3. It is a premium budget smartphone and will compete against the upcoming Moto E. How,? With the Moto C coming to the market, the price of Moto E will go up (this is a roundup of everything Moto C). So, after having spent a bit of time away from India, does Nokia stand a chance at recapturing its former glory? If yes, this phone will be contributing quite a bit to it. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Nokia 3 price in India, launch date, specifications and features.
Nokia 3 Price in India
|Price (expected)||Rs 9,999|
The Nokia 3 is available in two variants – single SIM and dual SIM. However, considering how folks here carry two phones instead of one, expect the dual SIM variant only to come to India. For that, a Rs 9,999 price tag seems nice.
Nokia 3 India Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||June 2017|
Reports of Nokia launching its phones in India have started coming in. The Nokia 3 will be launched alongside the rest of the phones from HMD Global. At least this way, we will know the status of all the phones in one go, including pre-order and mass market availability.
Nokia 3 Specifications
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core 64-bit MediaTek MTK6737|
|Internal Storage||16GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Display||5.0-inch, HD (1280x720p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Primary (rear) Camera||8-megapixel with flash|
Now, since the Nokia 3 is a premium budget smartphone, you will not see much in its spec sheet. However, for a budget smartphone, it does have impressive hardware. For starters, the 8-megapixel cameras and 2630mAh battery seem quite good. It will come with stock Android 7.0 Nougat for a clutter-free look and feel, another bonus.
Nokia 3 Features
- 8-megapixel cameras
- 5-inch screen
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Four colour options
The Nokia 3 does not have many features. However, you don’t expect much from a budget smartphone now, do you? Even then, it comers with NFC, which is not as popular in this segment as it should be yet. So, that is one trick of this phone its maker can capitalise on. Will this phone be able to script a success story for Nokia as a brand? Let’s keep our verdict on this phone reserved for later.