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Upcoming Nokia 3 said to feature 5.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 425 chip

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Upcoming Nokia 3 said to feature 5.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 425 chip
Yesterday, word got out that three new Nokia phones will be presented at the MWC 2017 conference in Barcelona this month. There will be two Android models – the Nokia 3 and 5 – along with a Nokia 3310-tribute feature phone. We're not sure how the latter is particularly relevant, as your ancient 3310 probably still works and will likely survive 3017's Great Intergalactic War. But hey, who are we to judge?

Anyway, the Nokia 5 was briefly profiled as a 5.2-inch model with 2GB of RAM and a 12MP camera, designed to sell at around $200. The Nokia 3 lacked specs, but its suggested price was reported as $150. A day later, we have the purported specs, and as the price has indicated, this is no iPhone killer we're talking of. Rumors suggest the Nokia 3 will pack a 5.2-inch, 720p resolution screen and feature a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front cam. The operating system will be Android Nougat.

The Nokia 3's release date is scheduled for March or April, and the smartphone will sell in "major markets." So far, the sole Nokia Android phone (the Nokia 6) remains a China exclusive and we can't know for sure what HMD Global, the company in charge of Nokia-branded mobile products, has in mind for the future.


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posted on 14 Feb 2017, 19:46 1

1. Subie (Posts: 1319; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)

Don't know where these drawings came from but they look like the Nokia Lumia 830. The front anyway.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 19:55 2

2. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

I hope the Nokia flagship comes with a physical camera button. Its not too much to ask but a great addition anyway.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 20:01

3. medtxa (Posts: 1325; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

why you need it if you have volume button?

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 20:49 4

5. hemedans (Posts: 628; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

i saw something urgent and i want to take picture, my phone is locked inside my pocket, can i use volume down to bypass lockscreen and open camera app?

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 21:25 1

6. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Exactly. Plus volume buttons doesnt have two stage press when you need focusing.

posted on 18 Feb 2017, 07:33

14. juandante (Posts: 662; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

I don't think we still need two stage press because autofocus became insanely quick. But I still agree that it is best to have a camera button because they are so much more comfortable than the very bad volume buttons. We can all thank Apple for bringing this stupid trend of removing all buttons and slim fragile useless phones.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 22:20

9. kent-gaga (Posts: 572; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Actually some phones let you do that (HTC, Asus...)
But anyway, the camera shutter button is a nice feature because it is easier to press with your hands firmly holding the phone in landscape mode

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 20:21

4. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 344; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)

Like it

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 21:46

7. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

Iconic Nokia design. Lumia 830.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 22:05 2

8. rocker91 (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2016)

Expect for the chipset specs are in line with iPhone dear PA:p

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 23:39

10. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1053; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)

Not even close. The A10 absolutely devours this chip and is much much faster in every aspect

posted on 15 Feb 2017, 00:04 4

11. mahima (Posts: 443; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)

except for the chipset...
can you read...lol

posted on 15 Feb 2017, 03:03

12. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)

Great design except no S821.

posted on 15 Feb 2017, 04:28

13. GadgetGuy (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Sep 2016)

It's frustrating to know that Nokia only release entry-level and midrange phones. I guess it's a start-with-small-before-go-big strategy for Nokia. Looking forward for their flagship phone soon.

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