As promised, HMD Global s Nokia 5 will go on sale via offline channels starting August 15. Offline pre-booking for the mid-range smartphone had already begun from July 7. The smartphone is priced at Rs 12,499, and will be available at retail stores like Sangeetha Mobiles, Poorvika, Big C, Croma, and more. Also Read - Nokia G50 5G affordable phone goes official globally: Will it launch in India?Also Read - Phones with a headphone jack? They still exist: 5 best phones that bring 3.5mm headphone in the wireless world
The Nokia 5 was launched in matte black, silver, tempered blue and copper color options. Initially though, one will only be able to buy the smartphone in matte black. Tempered blue and copper color variants will be available in the coming weeks. The smartphone features a unibody metal design. To put things into perspective, the Nokia 5 sits between the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 are priced at Rs 9,499 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
Nokia 6, on the other hand, will be available exclusively via Amazon India starting August 23. The smartphone is only available via the e-commerce site. However, to be a part of August 23 sale, one has to head to Amazon India and register. Registration for the first sale is a must. Nokia 3 is the cheapest of the trio and has been available at retail stores and online stores as well.
Coming back to Nokia 5, the smartphone, which is priced at Rs 12,499 will go logger heads with the likes of Lenovo K8 Note, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X to name a few. ALSO READ: Lenovo K8 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 6X vs Coolpad Cool 1: Price, specifications, features compared
Nokia 5 Specifications
The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD display. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm s Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. RELATED: 10 VoLTE smartphones to buy under Rs 10,000: Nokia 3, Xiaomi Redmi 4 and more
On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,000mAh battery. The phone uses a USB Type-C port for charging. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. On the software front, the Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. ALSO READ:
HMD Global has also partnered Vodafone India to offer free data to Nokia 3, 5 and 6 users. Under the offer, if you are a Vodafone customer, you will be eligible for additional 3G or 4G data for five months with the smartphone.