We already knew that a couple of Nokia phones were being announced at MWC. Aside from the nostalgic Nokia 3310, we also saw the light shine on an international version of the Nokia 6 and the new Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. We will quickly go through what all these phones have to offer and some great news at the end of this post (don’t look yet).
Nokia 6 (International)
The Nokia 6 was first announced earlier this year as a China exclusive. Now Nokia has announced the global variant as well. Similar to the Chinese version, the Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass, Fingerprint reader, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It features a 16 MP main camera and an 8 MP front camera. The handset also supports Dolby Atmos, designed to give audio a more 3D sound effect and provides dual amplifiers that HMD Global says will “deliver a 6 dB louder sound than a regular amp.”
The global version will come with Android 7.1.1 bundled with Google services, as well as full support for Google Assistant, unlike its Chinese counterpart. The Nokia 6 will cost $242 (approximately KES.25,000) when it launches in the 2nd quarter of the year.
The Nokia 5 will have a smaller 5 inch display. Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, 8MP wide angle front camera, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Google Assistant as well and a front-facing fingerprint, just like the Nokia 6. The Nokia 5 will go on sale along the Nokia 6 in Q2, priced at $199 (approximately KES.20,000).
Coming in at the low-end of the spectrum and swapping out the metal designs (that are on the Nokia 6 and 5) for a polycarbonate back, held together by an aluminum frame,we have the Nokia 3. With this device you get a MediaTek 6737, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and a 5 inch display. As for the cameras we have an 8MP front and main camera. You do get Android 7.1.1 Nougat and a $147 (Approximately KES.14,800) price tag.
All these devices will be launching in Q2 (April) this year and the good news that I mentioned up top, is that we have word that they will be making their way to the Kenyan market alongside India, Middle East, Europe and other African countries.