HMD Global, the parent company for Nokia’s new smartphones officially announced three Nokia-branded devices at MWC 2017 with Nokia 6 alongside that was released at the end of CES this year. The company also introduced a revamped Nokia 3310, the classic feature phone that stole the lime light of the biggest mobile trade show. But the question that remained to be answered was the global release of these anticipated smartphones tagged with the Nokia brand.
The Finnish company has finally broken the wall of silence and has now confirmed that will launch the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and the revived Nokia 3310 globally in the second quarter of 2017. The company took to its Nokia Twitter account to reply to a query regarding the availability of the smartphones. A Twitter user asked as to whether the Nokia-branded Android phones will be available in the US, the company in response said that it is planning to release the phones globally along with US release. In another tweet, a user about the availability of the classic Nokia 3310, and the company replied the same.
— Qwill (@QQwill) March 22, 2017
— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) March 22, 2017
@nokiamobile when can we expect the launch of Nokia 3310 in India?
— Piyush (@aam_panna) March 24, 2017
@aam_panna We’re aiming to release our new products in India between April-June 2017
— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) March 24, 2017
The smartphone manufacturer (via Twitter) also claimed that it ‘is aiming to release its latest phones’ worldwide including India between April and June this year. The company said that the ‘new products’ will be available at an affordable price and assured that the devices will have ‘great quality’.
In a separate report, the company is said to sell the Nokia Android-powered smartphones in offline stores via a network of distribution partners and in the online platforms as well in India. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 is said to support dual-SIM functionality and Reliance 4G VoLTE network-Jio in the country. Reports, earlier have also claimed that these new Nokia-branded smartphones will run ‘plain version’ of Android 7.0 Nougat and are expected to receive Google’s regular security updates in ‘well-timed schedule’.