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Best Nokia Android Phones Selling in India in 2017

There used to be a time when Nokia used to rule the mobile industry. However, as soon as the smartphone era kicked in and it started booming, Nokia had lost the plot and were completely left out in the cold because of few bad decisions of their senior management personnel. Microsoft had acquired the mobile phones business of Nokia (smartphones department) back in April 2014 for $7.17 Billion but it wasn’t fruitful. Later, the Redmond company sold the entry-level business to FIH Mobile for $350 Million. On the other hand, Nokia had also signed a strategic deal with HMD Global to make Nokia-branded phones and tablets. Hence, Nokia Android phones are coming in 2017.

In December 2016, HMD Global had announced that they have officially entered the mobile market. Thus, we can expect smartphones, tablets and other accessories starting H1 2017 from the house of Nokia. The first set of Nokia mobiles has been announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. Couple of upcoming Nokia devices were also leaked and thus we have prepared a list, which have already been launched and which will be coming out this year. Specifications and rendered images used below are not 100% accurate but we will keep on updating the list as soon as we get some legit rumors or information. Although, according to the latest news, at least five Android smartphones from Nokia will get launched in 2017 and they will have a display size between 5.0-inch to 5.7-inch with WQHD or FHD resolutions. If you’re looking for the best phones running on Android from other brands for the time being, check out the Best Android Phones.

Anyway, let’s get started with the Nokia phones that you can expect in 2017.

Best Nokia Phones in India

Check out the best Nokia android smartphones in India

1. Nokia 6

Nokia 6 - One of the best smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in India

Nokia 6, one of the first Nokia smartphones from the house of HMD Global, was unveiled back in January 2017 and it went on sale exclusively in China. However, at MWC 2017 in February at Barcelona, it was announced for the global markets. The smartphone was launched in India back in June 2017, priced at Rs. 14,999. Coming to its features, the Nokia 6 rocks a 5.5-inch 2.5D IPS LCD laminated display, which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, pixel density of 403 PPI and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Under the hood of one of the Nokia Android phones, it is being powered by a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz along with Adreno 505 GPU. For multitasking and storage, it has options of both 3GB and 4GB RAM along with 32GB and 64GB internal memory, that can be expanded further up to 128GB by adding a microSD card. India got the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM version for now. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box. Nokia 6 boasts of a 16 megapixel primary rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. There is a 8 megapixel selfie camera on the front with 84-degree angle lens. Both the cameras have an aperture of f/2.0.

The Nokia 6 is a Dual SIM phone (select regions) that supports 4G VoLTE. There is a fingerprint sensor embedded into its home button as well. It also supports Dolby Atmos, dual speakers and dual smart amplifiers. Other connectivity and networking options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, NFC, USB OTG and 3G HSPA+. Under the hood, there is a 3000mAh battery with support for fast charging. It should easily last one day with moderate usage.

Check out the other specifications of the Nokia 6 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, expandable – 128GB
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3000mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Fast charging

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2. Nokia 3

Nokia 3 - One of the best smartphones under Rs. 10,000 in India

Nokia 3, launched at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona back in February, is one of the cheapest Nokia Android smartphones. The phone was launched in India back in June 2017, priced at Rs. 9,499. It is also an offline exclusive smartphone for the time being. Now talking about the specifications, the Nokia 3 features a 5-inch 2.5D IPS LCD display, that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) and a pixel density of 294 PPI. The Nokia phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz along with Mali-T720 MP2 GPU.

Coming to the RAM and storage department, the Nokia 3 sports 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which can be expanded further up to 128GB using a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. It is one of the cheapest Nokia smartphones that comes with 8 megapixel cameras, both at the front and rear. Both the cameras have an aperture of f/2.0 and the selfie camera also has a display flash for brighter selfies in low light conditions.

The Nokia 3 boasts of a 2650mAh battery under its hood but it does not support fast charging. It should last a day with moderate usage. It is a 4G VoLTE enabled phone, that is 8.68mm thick and supports Dual SIM (select regions). Other options include Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G HSPA+, NFC, USB OTG and GPS.

Check out more details about the Nokia 3 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.0-inch HD display
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage, expandable – 128GB
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 2650mAh battery (non-removable)

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3. Nokia 5

Nokia 5 - One of the best smartphones under Rs. 13,000 in India

Nokia 5 was launched at the MWC 2017 event in February 2017 at Barcelona. It is one of the mid-ranger Nokia Android phones, which was launched back in India in June 2017, priced at Rs. 12,899. For now, it is an offline exclusive phone in India. Starting with its performance, the Nokia 5 is being powered by a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz along with Adreno 505 GPU. For multitasking, there is 2GB of RAM along with 16GB for internal storage. It can be increased up to 128GB externally if you choose to insert a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box.

The Nokia 5 boasts of a 5.2-inch 2.5D IPS LCD laminated display, that has been protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a pixel density of 282 PPI and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD). Moving on to the camera section, there is a 13 megapixel primary camera at the back with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and dual-tone LED flash. On the front, we get a 8 megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree lens. There is a fingerprint sensor embedded into its home button.

Coming to its battery capacity, the Nokia 5 has a non-removable 3000mAh battery under its hood with support for fast charging. It is a Dual SIM phone (select regions) with support for 4G VoLTE. We also get Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG and NFC as other connectivity options.

Find out more about the Nokia 5 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch HD display
  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage, expandable – 128GB
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3000mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Fast charging

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4. Nokia 8

Nokia 8 - Best Nokia Smartphone of 2017

Nokia 8, one of the best Nokia Android phones, was unveiled globally back in August 2017 and is expected to land in India in October. It packs in a 5.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD), Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM. It is a dual camera phone, which comes with a 13 megapixel (RGB) primary lens along with another 13 megapixel (Monochrome) secondary lens. We also get a 13 megapixel selfie shooter on the front. All of them have ZEISS optics. It rocks a 3090mAh battery under its hood with fast charging support. There is a fingerprint sensor along with a Barometer. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and is upgradable to Android 8.0 O.

Find out more about one of the best Nokia Android mobiles, the Nokia 8 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.3-inch Quad HD display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage, expandable – 256GB
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Dual 13MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash
  • 13MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • IP54 certified
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3090mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 3.0

5. Nokia 9

Nokia 9 - Upcoming Flagship Smartphone

Nokia 9, is one of the most exciting upcoming Nokia Android phones, since it will feature a dual lens setup (Dual 13 megapixel cameras with triple LED flash) at the back. As we all know that Nokia smartphones were champions in the field of mobile photography before the Android smartphone era kicked in and it will be very interesting to see what Nokia does with the dual lens. Other than that we are expecting it to be a high-end phone and thus we might get a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB RAM, USB Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0 and more flagship features.

Check out the key specs of the Nokia 9 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.3-inch Quad HD display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable – 2TB
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS
  • Dual 13MP rear cameras with Triple LED flash
  • 13MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • 5G, 4G VoLTE
  • 3210mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0

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Thus, we come to an end of our list. As you can see, within the next couple of months, we will get a sense about where HMD Global wants to take the Nokia brand. Will Nokia again reach the peak and gain a cult status among the smartphone users or they will get lost in this huge smartphone ocean? Only time will tell. Also, we are very confident about the launch of at least 5 Nokia Android phones in 2017, out of which three of them has been launched so far. As time progresses and we go deeper into 2017, we will surely get to know about the other flagship smartphones from Nokia and thus we will keep on updating this Nokia Android smartphones segment as soon as we get anything new.

If you find anything interesting about Nokia Android mobiles, do let us know in the comments section below. Also, do check out our other listicles posted below. Until next time, cheers!

About the author

Bibek Saha

He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won't give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

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