Update from March 21, 2017:
At the MWC, Nokia – or rather, HMD Global – could provide powerful attention with its new smartphones. It was probably not so much the fact that the people faced with overwhelming specifications, the jaw dropping down. Rather, one was glad more that this great name returned to the smartphone business. We were able to show you the Nokia 3 as well as the Nokia 5 and the well-known Nokia 6 at the fair.
However, we could not give you exact availability for the new hardware of HMD Global. The second quarter of this year had been struggling with a great deal, but it did not want to be too much. Now Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, has chatted a bit from the sewing box against a Croatian magazine and at least confirmed this second quarter as a start date.
Really precise did not hurt in this interview unfortunately, but at least he bordered the sales start of all four devices (including the feature phone reissue Nokia 3310) to the second half of the second quarter. This means that the new mobile phones are not expected before mid-May. On the other hand, we were already aware of the cost of the MWC: The Nokia 3310 will be the most affordable device at $ 49. For the Nokia 3 you will have to turn 139 euros, Nokia 5 and 6 you get for 189 or 229 euros. Last but not least there is the Nokia 6 Arte Limited Edition, which will only be available in selected regions and for which 299 euros are due.
Original article of 14 February 2017:
In mid-February, the launch of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February is approaching closer and closer. For the first time in ever, the Nokia brand wants to make sure that the mobile market is back on track, and a strong line-up at the important event in Spain. Responsible for this is known as HMD Global and if the information of @evleaks fit, the company will go straight to the same with three Nokia Android smartphones to Barcelona.
This will of course include the Nokia 6 – the 5.5-inch smartphone, which has already been released in China. Within the framework of the MWC, the international version will be presented here. This is apparently also the Nokia 5, to which is to be read on Venture Beat, that this is a somewhat scaled-down version of the Nokia 6.
It is to be used as in the Nokia 6 of the Snapdragon 430, however the 5.2 inch shrunken display with 1.280 x 720 pixels, and the memory is halved to 2 GB. The cameras are talking about 12 megapixels, as far as the main camera is concerned, in front a 5 MP sensor is expected. In the Nokia 5, Android 7.0 nougat should also be installed from the outset.
Still below the Nokia 5 the Nokia 3 is to be settled, whereby we have so far still no information to the technical equipment. For this the source of @evleaks wants the European prices have driven up for all three devices: Get started with the Nokia 3 and 149 euros, while for the Nokia 5 199 euros are due. The Nokia 6 finally will be available for 249 euros, it says.
The naming of the euro prices hopes that for all Handsets also European releases are thought up. I could not even imagine that HMD Global with a handful of devices to the MWC to Barcelona and travels exclusively to China exclusively – so we are unofficially already times over three new Nokia smartphones. On 26 February we know more – then the HMD event will take place at 4.30 pm.