tech2 News StaffFeb 28, 2017 12:28:50 IST
Nokia finally announced its Android based smartphones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. While the handsets aren't very exciting on paper, they are well Nokia. The new Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will officially be available globally and target the budget segment considering the price range.
While the company didn't mention about the launch period, the folks over Fonearena spoke to Ajey Mehta, India VP at HMD Global who spilled some beans around how the company will go forward.
According to the VP, HMD is planning to manufacture the new handsets in India right from the beginning in collaboration with Foxconn. The new range of Nokia Android smartphones are expected to start selling in the month of June, which is quite far. The handsets will be sold online and through brick and mortar stores through a network of distribution partners. The company is also planning to focus heavily on after sales service all across India.
Now that HMD has confirmed that the handsets will be made in India, there is a high chance that the pricing of the handsets will be similar to its European pricing which was announced during the launch. As for the pricing of the handsets, the Nokia 3 which is the most affordable option, is priced at 139 Euros which is approximately Rs 9800. The Nokia 5 is priced at 189 Euros which is close to Rs 14,000 while the Nokia 6 is priced at 229 Euros or Rs 16000 approximately.
Nokia also announced the nostalgic Nokia 3310 in a new avatar which is also coming soon, with a price tag of 89 Euros which means a cost of Rs 3,500 approximately.
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