At MWC, HMD Global announced the launch of highly-anticipated Nokia Android smartphones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 – and a feature phone, Nokia 3310 (2017) for most markets around the world. HMD Global, the company behind the resurrection of Nokia’s smartphones, is already selling Nokia 6 in just one market, China, where the smartphone was launched in January. However, buyers are still waiting for all of the smartphones to begin selling in other markets. The wait now seems over, as all of the Nokia-branded phones are now available for pre-orders in the UK, while they will start shipping in later in June this year.
UK retailer Clove has listed HMD Global’s Nokia-branded Android phones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, – and Nokia 3310 (2017) on its website for pre-orders. While Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are going to be available on June 30 at a price of GBP 149.99 (roughly Rs. 12,490) and GBP 189.99 (roughly Rs. 15,820) respectively, Nokia 6 has an unspecified date with a time frame of just June, as listed on the website. Nokia 6 will sell for GBP 229.99 (roughly Rs. 19,150) and the Nokia 3310 (2017) is priced at GBP 59.99 (roughly Rs. 5,000) with a release date of mid-June.
To recall, Carphone Warehouse was the first store in UK to open pre-orders for the Nokia 3310 (2017), and it said that it saw ‘unprecedented’ demand for the phone. The feature phone was also set to release in Germany and Austria this week, but the retailer later changed the availability date. Interestingly, the device carried a higher price tag (around EUR 56) than company’s recommended price of EUR 49 (roughly Rs. 3,400) in the listings, and the price has further been increased since then. Guess we’ll have to wait for official word from HMD Global to have clarity on this subject.
HMD Global earlier this month confirmed that all new Nokia phones will hit 120 markets at an ‘affordable price’ in this quarter. It will be interesting to see whether the availability of Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 3310 (2017) in other markets will follow the UK launch, which is slated for the very end of this quarter.