HMD Global had recently launched their new Android powered smartphone series in India, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. Nokia now has started selling their entry-level Nokia 3 in a few retail stores. The Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 which were supposed to start selling from the first week of July, might get delayed due to the new tax reforms, Goods and Service Tax (GST).
According to a report from Business Today, although HMD Global is ready to ship these smartphones, the company is said to be facing issues as the store owners are hesitating to buy the stock. The report noting a statement issued by the company said that the Nokia 5 and 6 will be delayed, and it will come after a few weeks of introduction of GST. Though GST will affect the prices of many products in the market, HMD Global has reportedly claimed that the prices of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were fixed to keep in mind the new GST tax reform, due to which the prices will remain unchanged.
Moreover, Nokia 3, which was initially said to be available offline only, has been spotted online on Croma’s website. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,499 and is available only in Blue and Black colours. The smartphone is powered by Mediatek MT6737 processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It features a 5-inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel primary and secondary camera.
Nokia 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, whereas, The Nokia 6 packs the same processor as the Nokia 5, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. Nokia 5 features a 5.2-inch full HD display, whereas Nokia 6 packs a larger 5.5-inch full HD display. Both the devices come with Android 7.0 nougat out-of-the-box. Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are priced Rs. 12,899 and Rs. 14,999 respectively.