Nokia 5, offline-only smartphone to launch in India on August 15: Report

Nokia 5

Nokia 5 is an entry-level smartphone launched exclusively for the offline market.

HMD Global had promised that the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will go on sale in India starting mid-August. Now, right on cue, reports suggest that the smartphone will go on sale via offline channels starting August 15. Offline pre-booking for the mid-range smartphone had already begun from July 7 onwards. The smartphone is priced at Rs 12,899 and is said to be available only in select cities including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Pune.

According to the nokiapoweruser, the smartphone will be available via offline retailers like Sangeetha Mobiles, Poorvika, Big C(Hyderabad) and Croma to name a few. The smartphone features a unibody metal design and will be available in tempered blue, silver, matte black, and copper color variants. To put things into perspective, the Nokia 5 sits between the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 in terms of pricing as well as features. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 is 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 12,899 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.

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