tech2 News Staff May 08, 2018 17:39 PM IST
HMD Global has done a fine job of rebuilding the Nokia brand into a formidable player of the smartphone industry. The recently launched Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco, along with the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 last year are trademarks of Nokia's resurgence.
However, in the budget and also the mid-range segment in India, Xiaomi is still the king. Now reports are coming in that Nokia is in the process of launching a smartphone which is believed to challenge Xiaomi's market space. As per the report by IBT, the phone will be the 2018 version of the Nokia 5.
The information comes after HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas was asked on Twitter about the launch of the Nokia 5 (2018) and he replied by saying 'Stay tuned'. Now, this isn't much of confirmation of anything, but it is also not a denial.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 3, 2018
While Nokia has launched the revamped version of the Nokia 6 this year, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 have been left out. So there is a possibility that Nokia will launch the Nokia 5 (2018) and quite possibly the Nokia 3 (2018) as well.
Nokia 5 from 2017 was launched at a price of Rs 13,499 and we can expect the Nokia 5 (2018) to be launched around the same price segment. Here the phone will face stiff competition from the likes Redmi Note 5 Pro, Honor 9 Lite and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. The Nokia 5 came with a 5.2-inch HD display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3,000 mAh battery, 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage and a 13 MP rear camera.