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Nokia devices finally and officially announced in the Philippines, available later this month

Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3, Nokia 3310
Christian Jay Magowan  —  6 months ago ( Jun 08, 2017 )    |    Mobile, News

Pinoy Nokia fans rejoice as HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand officially announced all of the company’s current Nokia devices lineup from the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones as well as the most awaited Nokia 3310 (2017) featurephone plus all other featurephones currently on Nokia’s website.

The company’s current flagship is the Nokia 6 and it’s the same Nokia 6 device that’s already available in China but the one available in the Philippines is the Global version of the device, meaning that it’s got all other extended languages supported and also has the access to Google Play.

The rest of the specs from the Chinese version of the Nokia 6 are all available on the Global version including its bright 5.5-inch full-HD display, a 16 Megapixel main camera and an 8 Megapixel Selfie shooter. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and is supported by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. There’s also an Arte Black version of the handset which comes with 4GB of RAM as standard for this variant.

Other features includes a fingerprint sensor embedded on the Home button, Stereo speakers and either a Single SIM or Dual SIM is supported. It runs on 3000mAh battery with an almost vanilla version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with minor Nokia color schemes added on top.

The Nokia 5 is a mid-range performer matched with more than a reasonable price tag that simply delivers the extra features without asking to much. However one thing to note though is that as it is priced down a notch from the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5 settle with a smaller footprint and by that also means that it’s got a smaller screen at 5.2-inch and only in 720p HD resolution and the RAM goes down to 2GB. But everything else are there and the Nokia 5 is an absolute great performer with the build quality and design is a typical Nokia all over.

For photos and videos, there’s also a 13 Megapixel main camera on the back with an 8 Megapixel Selfie shooter on the front. Like the Nokia 6, it also supports dual SIM slots but users could also opt for a single SIM variant. Battery is also a 3000mAh embedded power pack with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The entry-level of the three new Nokia smartphones is the Nokia 3. The new handset comes with a polycarbonate body with an aluminum frame reminiscent Lumia designs from previous Nokia devices.

It features a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD display and is powered by a MediaTek processor and is supported by 2GB of RAM. Storage space in an expandable 16GB with microSD card support of up to 128GB.

It is equipped with an 8 Megapixel camera for both the back and front. Battery is also embedded but is only at 2630 mAh in capacity. Also, unlike the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, the Nokia 3 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat), a little behind from its bigger brothers but should be upgraded shortly after.

So the smartphones are officially coming. But Nokia fans are most excited for the Nokia 3310 – an iconic piece, try to live through the legacy of the original Nokia 3310 which came out more than a decade and a half ago.

While it stays faithful with the original Nokia 3310 design, the new 2017 Nokia 3310 version got a handful of improvements such as the colored LCD  display, slimmer profile and a 2 Megapixel back camera.

The Nokia 3310 feature phone is promised to have a standby time of at least 25 days that’s almost a month and is a highly recommended backup phone. It runs on a Nokia Series 30+ software with Java support.

These devices are just the first wave of Nokia devices that HMD Global has in store for us, expect more Nokia devices to pop up in the next few months, rumors has it that Nokia is preparing for a true Nokia flagship device that could compete with other high-end flagship devices.

As for the availability of these devices, they expected to arrive in stores, kiosk and partner retail outlets by the end of June.

Prices are as follows:

Nokia 6: Php 11,990

Nokia 5: Php 9,990

Nokia 3: Php 6,990

Nokia 3310: Php 2,490

Christian Jay Magowan

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