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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14 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

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

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

why you need it if you have volume button?

5. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 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?

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

14. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

9. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 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

4. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Wow Like it

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Iconic Nokia design. Lumia 830.

8. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

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

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

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

11. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

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

12. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Great design except no S821.

13. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 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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