Nokia’s comeback has been the talk of the town ever since it announced three new Android smartphones as well as a refresh of the iconic Nokia 3310 at MWC back in February. At the time, the company did not announce an exact release date for the devices, saying they will be released around the second quarter of 2017.
Now a report by vtechgraphy claims that the Nokia 3310 will see a launch in Malaysia in April, with the launch of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 staggered throughout May. A few weeks ago, HMD Global – the Finnish company behind Nokia’s second coming – had stated their intention to launch the new devices in 120 markets at the same time in Q2 2017.
Going by this information, we can safely assume that Malaysia will not be the only country getting the Nokia 3310 in April. However, due to market logistics it is quite possible that all countries will not be getting it at the same time.
The fact that HMD Global will be releasing the 3310 before the three Android smartphones shows how much the company is banking on nostalgia as the primary driver for Nokia’s comeback. After the Nokia 3310, the Nokia 3 is expected to go on sale first at the beginning of May followed by the Nokia 5 in mid-May with the global variant of the Nokia 6 launching last at the end of the month.
Nokia 3310 in detail
The new Nokia 3310 is quite a comprehensive update over its predecessor and comes with a 2.4′ color display, a 2MP rear camera and a microSD slot.
The 2017 Nokia 3310’s battery life is 10 times more than the original. The removable 1200mAh battery offers 22 hours of talktime and a colossal 30 days of standby time. Additionally, the device runs on the S30+ operating system and comes with an updated version of the iconic Snake game found on the original 3310.
Nokia’s Android smartphones
The Nokia 6, which has already been launched in China comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 5.5′ fullHD display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 processor. On the imaging front, it features a 16MP rear camera with PDAF and an 8MP front camera for selfies.
It will be available in four color variants namely Matte Black, Silver, Copper and Tempered Blue and will be launched at a price of 249 Euros. There is also an ARTE Black version of the smartphone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for 299 Euros.
The Nokia 5 is the mid-range device and comes with a 5.2′ 720p HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card and the same Snapdragon 430 processor. On the imaging front, it comes with a 13MP primary camera with PDAF and an 8MP front shooter.
Lastly, the budget-oriented Nokia 3 comes with a MTK 6737 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 8MP front and rear cameras and a 5.0′ 720p LCD display for 139 Euros.