As part of the Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative by Airtel, the operator has partnered HMD Global to offer cashback schemes on two Nokia smartphones. Under the offering the Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 are available at an effective price of Rs 4,999 and Rs 7,499 respectively. Both the budget smartphones are available with Airtel’s Rs 2,000 cashback offer. In addition to the cashback, you also get bundled voice and data plans. Here’s what the scheme offers. Also Read - Best Vodafone-idea (Vi) prepaid plans under Rs 100: List of plans, unlimited data, voice calls, moreAlso Read - Airtel Rs 79 plan vs JioPhone Rs 75 prepaid plan compared: Which offers better value?
The Nokia 2 is originally priced at Rs 6,999. If you buy it with the Airtel offer, you will be eligible for the Rs 2,000 cashback. The smartphone will come bundled with the Airtel Rs 169 recharge plan, which offers 1GB (4G) data per day and unlimited local and STD calls. It is to be noted that the Rs 2,000 cashback will be given to customers in two instalments over 36 months. Also Read - Airtel Rs 79 vs Vodafone-Idea (Vi) Rs 79 prepaid plans compared: Data, calls, and other benefits
To avail the cashback, you are required to make Airtel prepaid recharges worth Rs 3,500 within the first 18 months to be eligible for the first cashback installment of Rs 500. The second set of recharges worth Rs 3,500 over the next 18 months will get you the remaining cashback of Rs 1,500.
As for specifications, the Nokia 2 is equipped with a 5-inch HD LTPS LCD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 128GB via microSD card. For optics, there’s an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. USP of the smartphone is its 4,100mAh battery, which is claimed to last for two days. On the software front, Nokia 2 runs stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Nokia 3, which is originally priced at Rs 9,499, is available with the same cashback of Rs 2,000 if purchased with the Airtel offer. This takes the effective cost of the price of the smartphone comes down to Rs 7,499. The voice and data offer is applicable on the Nokia 3 as well.
In terms of specifications, the Nokia 3 flaunts a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. It is equipped with MediaTek quad-core 1.3GHz processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. For optics, there’s an 8-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB. On the software front, Nokia 3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat.