Nokia 5 Will Be Available Exclusively Offline; In Stores From 15th August
Nokia returns to basics with an off-line exclusive
Within two months, all the phones were announced in India. Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 already have hit the markets in the country. HMD Global promised, their two upper range devices – Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 would go on sale in the country around mid-August. Nokia 6 is going live on 23rd August, and as per sources, Nokia 5 is all set to hit the retail stores this Independence Day, on August 15.
Nokia 5 will be an exclusive offline-only smartphone in India
The offline pre-booking of the Nokia 5 has already begun since July 7. It has been priced at Rs 12,899, and will be available exclusively in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune.
Nokia 5 Features at a Glance
This mid-range smartphone from Nokia has a Snapdragon 430 processor on board with a 13MP primary shooter at the back.
Display & Build Quality
Nokia 5 will come with a 5.2 inch HD (720p) IPS display with Gorilla Glass protection on top to protect against accidental nicks and scratches. It has a metal build on the outside, with the fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button up front.
The mid range smartphone from Nokia will get powered by the 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It has a Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU on top.
The device will run the stock version of Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box. HMD Global has promised timely monthly security updates with the latest of Android version updates (Android O update on Nokia phones has already been announced).
The device will come with 16GB of on-board storage, which can be further expanded up to 128 GB with an external memory card.
At the back, the Nokia 5 will come with a 13MP primary shooter with an aperture of f/2.0, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 1.12 micron pixel size with dual toned LED flash. At the front, will be an 8MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0, 84 degree field of view and autofocus.
For connectivity, there will be a Micro USB (USB 2.0) port. It supports 4G VoLTE, USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4, NFC, GPS and all other sensors.
The device will come with a 3000 mAh battery, which is rated to give a whole working day backup with average use.
|5.2 inch HD (720p) IPS display with a Gorilla Glass
|1.4GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM
|Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box
|16GB of onboard storage further expandable up to 128 GB)
|13MP primary shooter with an aperture of f/2.0
|8MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0
|4G VoLTE, USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4, NFC and GPS
|OFFLINE only (in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune)
|Embedded in the home button up front
Is Nokia 5 Good Enough?
Price will be the biggest factor for the success of Nokia 5. People may be driven a bit by nostalgia, but Nokia 5 on paper offers nothing extraordinary. At Rs. 12,899 it offers an ordinary processor, a basic HD display and runs low on features.
The poor show of specs will affect the Nokia 5 against the likes of Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus and Moto G5 which are already available and established in the market.
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