MWC 2017: Nokia 6 Goes Global Alongside Nokia 3 and Nokia 5
Nokia (HMD Global) made a splash on its return at the MWC 2017 with the launch of three new Android OS smartphones – the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. As expected, the trio all boot Android Nougat and come in 5-, 5.2- and 5.5-inch screen resolutions. The front 8MP camera and support for 4G LTE networks is another they all have in common. See the full specs in the table below (after the image):
|SIM||Single/Dual SIM||Single/Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Operating Syatem||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm||149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 – 8.55 mm||154 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS LCD, 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass, 450 nits Brightnes||5.2-inch HD IPS LCD, sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display, 500 nits Brightness||5.5-inch FHD 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Processor||1.3GHz Quad-core MeditaTek MT6737 SoC||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit SoC||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit SoC|
|Memory||2GB RAM||2GB RAM||3GB or 4GB RAM|
|Storage||16GB built-in||16GB Built-in||32GB or 64GB built-in|
|External Storage||Expandable up to 128GB via microSD|
|Main Camera||Rear 8MP AF camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size||Rear 13MP PDAF camera with 1.12um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, Dual Tone LED Flash||Rear 16MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture|
|Front Camera||Front 8MP AF camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size||Front 8MP AF camera 1.12um pixel size , f/2.o aperture, 84 degrees field of view||Front 8MP camera with 1.12um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 84˚ wide-angle lens|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Micro USB (USB 2.0)||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB OTG, NFC, Micro USB (USB 2.0),||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro USB (USB 2.0), GPS, USB OTG, NFC|
|Battery||2650mAh battery||3000mAh Battery||3000mAh battery|
|Others||3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio||3.5mm audio jack, Single speaker, Dual smart amplifiers (TFA9891), Fingerprint Sensor||3.5mm audio jack, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos, Dual smart amplifiers (TFA9891), Fingerprint Sensor|
|Colours||Copper White, Matte Black, Silver White, Tempered Blue||Copper, Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue||Copper, Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue|
|Pricing||EUR 139 (US$ 146)||EUR 189 (US$ 200)||EUR 229 (US$ 241)
4GB/64GB – EUR 299 (US$ 315)
|Availability||Q2 2017 – Global||Q2 2017 – Global||China (Q1 207) / Q2 2017 – Global|
The Nokia 3 is a budget offering with a quad-core Mediatek processor, front and rear 8MP cameras and a poly carbonate body. It is priced starting at EUR 139 (US$ 146) and expected to go on sale globally from Q2 2017.
The Nokia 5 stays in between and shares similar specs with the Nokia 3 and 6. It has a metal body build but shares the design of past Lumia smartphones and antenna lines have been moved to the top and bottom. It features a fingerprint sensor, NFC chip and available in both single SIM and dual SIM variant.. Pricing starts at EUR 189 (US$ 200) and go on sale globally by Q2 2017.
Already available in China, the Nokia 6 is the first from the HMD Global. It retains the same build and specs as the Chinese version and the fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button. It also has Dual Speakers (top and bottom) and smart dual amplifier chips (TFA9891). Pricing start at EUR 229 (US$ 241) and will be available around the same time as the Nokia 3 and 5. The Nokia 6 Special Edition (4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Arte Black color) costs EUR 299 (US$ 315).