HMD Global is leaving no stone unturned in Nokia brand’s relaunch in India. The company is trying to make its presence felt in multiple smartphone segments. For this purpose, the Nokia 5 is taking on competitors in the budget mid-range segment. To know more let’s take a look at Nokia 5 price in India, launch date, specifications, and features
Nokia 5 Price in India
HMD Global has unveiled its latest Android smartphones (Nokia 6, 5 and 3) to the Indian market. The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs 12,899.
Nokia 5 India Availability
|Launch Date||15 August 2017|
The Finnish company had promised that the Nokia 5 will go on sale in India starting mid-August. Latest reports claim that the new smartphone will go on sale from August 15, coinciding with the Independence Day. It will be available via offline channels. However, it might only be available in selected cities including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Pune. Pre-booking for the mid-range smartphone started from July 7 onwards.
The new Nokia smartphones were globally unveiled at the Mobile World Conference (MWC), Barcelona in February, this year. Considering all these phones together, you can see how HMD Global is trying to go for every price band below Rs 20,000. Such an ambitious strategy may just pay good dividends.
Nokia 5 Specifications
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Internal Storage||16GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Display||5.2-inch, HD (1280x720p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||13-megapixel with flash|
The Nokia 5 comes with a 5.2-inch HD display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. On the camera front, the new smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.
Nokia 5 Features
- Full metal construction
- Fingerprint reader
- USB Type-C
- 4G VoLTE
- 5.2-inch screen
- Onboard Amplifier
- Four colour options
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
The Nokia 5 features a seamless aluminium 6000 series body with curved edges. It measures 149.7×72.5×8.05mm. It comes in Blue, Silver, Matte Black, and Copper colour options.
The Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. An onboard amplifier is a new feature the Nokia phone brings to the market. Let’s experience its effect on the sound quality of the smartphone when we get out hands on it.
At its price-point, the Nokia 5 smartphone will compete with the likes of Lenovo K8 Note, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 and Honor 6X. The new handset offers decent features but nothing unique. However, the nostalgia factor works in its favour. We will have to wait and see how it does in the market.