Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 break the chains: affordable Androids with stock Nougat
HMD Global, the company that now owns the Nokia brand in regards to phone-building, got on the stage at the MWC expo today, and announced two new Nokia Android handsets during a trendy 360 video stream, as well as the global availability of the already-unveiled Nokia 6, not to mention the return of the iconic 3310.
The new models are called Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Nokia 3 is made out of polycarbonate on an aluminum side frame, and has a 5-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass protection. It comes with 8 MP cameras front and back. Powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, the Nokia 3 will be priced 139 Euros, which is pretty affordable. A 2650 mAh battery keeps the lights on, while the phone comes with the decent for the class 16 GB of internal storage, plus a memory card slot if you need more.
The Nokia 5 was briefly previewed as having a larger, 5.2-inch HD display, and will cost 189 Euros. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 2 GB RAM, the Nokia 5 is crafted out of a single sheet of anodized aluminum and has a 13 MP main camera, as well as a hearty 3000 mAh battery. The handset sports 16 GB of internal memory, but does offer a microSD slot for storage expansions, too.
The new Nokias will come in Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White colors when they launch some time in Q2 of 2017. Oh, let's not forget that they all run pure Android Nougat, so updates may come faster than usual. Any takers?
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