Nokia 3, the most basic Nokia Android smartphone, was launched in India, and it is now available online. This is the first such online listing for the smartphone. During launch, HMD Global announced that the Nokia Android smartphones would be available via offline-retailers from June 16, but there was no mention of the device going up for sale via e-commerce portals. Along with Nokia 3, other smartphones that were launched include Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. While Nokia 6 continues to be an Amazon India exclusive, Nokia 5 is available via offline retailers. Also Read - Nokia C20 Plus budget smartphone launched: Check specs, price and other detailsAlso Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launched
While HMD Global announced the launch price of the phone to be Rs 9,499, Croma has listed the price of the phone as Rs 10,200, and with a seven percent discount, the price comes down to Rs 9,499. Croma is offering EMI options along with the phone. Additionally, it also is offering other special features such as Store Pickup and Experience at Croma store before buying the phone. COD payment option is also available. The phone on Croma is available in two color options — black and blue. HMD Global has partnered 400 exclusive distributors, and the new Nokia devices is available across 80,000 retail points. Also Read - Apple’s Craig Federighi admits the level of Mac malware is not acceptable, iOS fairs better
Nokia 3 features, specifications
Nokia 3 is a completely budget smartphone, and is the cheapest of the lot. The phone is encased in a polycarbonate unibody design. The device features a 5-inch HD display, and it is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 chipset clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone is available with 16GB internal storage, and comes with 2GB of RAM. There is a hybrid memory card slot for expansion. There is no fingerprint sensor on the device.
Coming to the camera, Nokia 3 boasts an 8-megapixel front and rear shooter. The dual-SIM device is supported by a 2,650mAh battery. While the phone is available in four color variants – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White, only the Matte Black and Tempered Blue are listed on Croma. ALSO READ: 5 reasons why Nokia is poised for a comeback in the Indian smartphone market
Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be launched in July, with Nokia 6 going up for sale on Amazon India on July 14. Nokia 5 is expected to go up on sale from July 7. Nokia 6 is priced at Rs 14,999 and Nokia 5 comes for Rs 12,899. Recently, there have been rumors floating around of there being a delay in Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 availability owing to GST, coming into effect from July 1. However, there has been no official confirmation from HMD Global regarding the same.