Nokia’s three pure Android phones are finally official

HMD Global, the company the purchased the rights to make Nokia phones, officially took the wraps off of the trio of Android-based Nokia phones at MWC 2017 — the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.

As you already know, HMD Global already debuted the flagship model — the Nokia 6 — in the Chinese market last month, but at MWC 2017, the company announced its global launch with some small alterations.

It has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage. The front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter, but the version for the global market comes with a wide-angle lens and autofocus. Around the back, you get a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone flash. It’s also poweredby pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat. HMD Global is offering a Arte Black version (in limited supply), which has 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM.

The matte black, blue, silver and copper colors will retail for $242 while the glossier Arte Black will go for $315. HMD says the phone will be available worldwide in Q2 at some point.

The Nokia 5 is pretty much the same story, but with dumbed down specs. You get a 5.2-inch display, the Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. As for camera optics, a wide-angle 8-megapixel lens sits on the front while you get a 13-megapixel rear camera around the back. It’s also running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will launch in Q2 for $199 in blue, matte black, silver and copper.

The Nokia 3 is definitely the low-end phone here. It sports a 5-inch display, a MTK 6737 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You get 8-megapixel front and rear cameras, and the software — much like the rest — is pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Also shipping in Q2, it’ll run for $147 in blue, matte black, silver and copper.

It’s definitely interesting seeing the Nokia resurgence here. Out of all three phones, the Nokia 6 is by far the “flagship” here; however, there’s no real “premium” offering yet. The sad thing is none of these Nokia phones will be launching on US carriers, though Nokia will probably offer the phones in some Unlocked way for people in the US, though we don’t know for sure yet.


About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.


  • Darcy

    Looks like Nokia is off to a good start.