HMD Global has officially launched the new Nokia Android phones in India today. Lets talk about the Nokia 5 budget smartphone here. It is priced at Rs. 12,899 in India and will go on sale exclusively from offline retail stores starting next month in Tempered Blue, Matte Black, Silver and Copper color variants. Pre-booking will start from July 7, 2017.
According to HMD Global, Nokia is focusing on five factors – Bigger Faster, Core Performance, Consistency, Security and Updates, rather than playing the high specifications with extremely competitive pricing game. The Nokia 5 will be available via 400 exclusive distributors with 80,000+ retail reach across the country. Also, Nokia Mobile Care support will be available in 300 cities along with Pick up Drop services in 100 cities. Take a look at the specifications and features of the Nokia 5 below.
The Nokia 5 rocks a 5.2-inch 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display, which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) and pixel density of 282 PPI. Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and is being powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage but the consumer can expand it further up to 128GB by adding a microSD card.
The Nokia 5 features a 13 megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture at the back. The rear camera can shoot Full HD videos as well. There is a 8 megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture for clicking selfies and making video calls. We also get a 3.5mm audio jack along with FM Radio.
The Nokia 5 packs in a 3000mAh battery (non-removable) under its hood but it does not support fast charging. In the connectivity department, it includes 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. It supports Dual SIM, packs a polycarbonate body that is 8.05mm thick.
The Nokia 5 priced at Rs. 12,899 is slightly expensive when compared to its competition in the Indian smartphone market. However, Nokia is focusing on the offline market and will surely be doing very well there. If the phone is available on e-commerce portals in the near future, we will surely include it in our best smartphones under 13000 and other applicable categories. HMD Global has also launched the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 smartphones. Check out the launch offers for Nokia 5 below.
Launch offers for Nokia 5
- Vodafone customers get 5GB data per month at Rs. 149/month for 3 months
- Rs. 2,500 off (Rs. 1,800 on hotels and Rs. 700 off on domestic flights) on Makemytrip.com