Nokia 5 (2018) is coming, HMD Global executive teases

So far, HMD Global has only launched the 2018 version of the Nokia 6.

  • Published: May 7, 2018 4:43 PM IST
nokia 5 front 2

HMD Global launched the Nokia 5 last year, and seems like a 2018 edition of the smartphone is about to launch. The existence of the Nokia 5 (2018) comes from no other than HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas.

In reply to a tweet asking for the Nokia 5 (2018), Sarvikas slyly replied, “stay tuned :)” While this is by no ways an official announcement, it is as close to a confirmation of the smartphone’s existence as we can get. There is, unfortunately, no word on a specific date for the Nokia 5 (2018) launch. Sarvikas has been quite active on social media, and recently confirmed that the Nokia 7 Plus will soon be getting 4G LTE support on both the SIM slots.

HMD Global has so far launched the 2018 version of the Nokia 6. If the Nokia 6 (2018) is anything to go by, the Nokia 5 (2018) will be a small upgrade over last year’s Nokia 5. Most of the improvements are likely to be under the hood.

Watch: Nokia 5 Review

HMD Global first launched a 16GB variant with 2GB RAM in India, priced at Rs 12,499. Towards the end of last year, the company launched another variant with 32GB storage and 3GB of RAM, priced at Rs 13,499. Let’s take a quick recap of the features and specifications of the Nokia 5.

Nokia 5 specifications, features

The Nokia 5 features a 5.2-inch HD (720p) display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. For photography, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

The rest of the features include a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, and connectivity options like dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB Type-C port. While the smartphone was launched with Android Nougat out-of-the-box, it has since been updated to Oreo.

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  • Published Date: May 7, 2018 4:43 PM IST