tech2 News StaffFeb 14, 2017 10:28:48 IST
We are all excited for this year's MWC as we will get to see some new Android powered Nokia smartphones. The brand, led by HMD Global, recently announced its first Android smartphone after years in China called the Nokia 6. While that isn't a high-end device, it is said to be selling like hot-cakes, because Nokia.
The company is expected to announced a couple of new handsets this month which are rumoured to be the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and will also announce the Nokia 6 for global markets. According to some leaks, the Nokia 5 will feature a 5.2-inch 720p HD touchscreen, 2GB of RAM, a 12 MP primary camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC similar to the Nokia 6. The specs for the Nokia 3 haven't been tipped but considering the price tag of €149 (Rs 11,000 approx), it is safe to assume that it will sit below the Nokia 5 in terms of hardware. As for the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, they could retail at €249 (Rs 18,000 approx) and €199 (Rs 14,000 approx) respectively.
More importantly, there is news that Nokia is bringing back the classics. If rumours are to be believed we could see an upgraded version of the highly popular mobile phone, 3310. It is said that it could be renovated for the new generation. We doubt it would be a smartphone as the leaked price is just €59 (Rs 4,200 approx) meaning that it will just be for the sake of nostalgia.
HMD will have an official event on 26 February during the MWC in Barcelona, so expect the announcements to happen on the same day.
We also heard recently that the N-series could make a comeback as well thanks to a leaked invite for 22 February.
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