Last month, Nokia's brand licensee HMD Global Oy launched the mid-range phone Nokia 6, the first of the many Android-powered phones slated to come out this year. During the launch, the Finnish phone-maker announced that there were no immediate plans of selling Nokia 6 outside China. Now, a new report has emerged that HMD Global will be showcasing the international variant of the Nokia 6 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 and will also throw light on three other phones.
Twitter's most prolific spy Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has cited a company insider to claim that HDM Global will be releasing Nokia 6, a sub-variant with watered-down specifications dubbed as the Nokia 5, an entry-level smartphone Nokia 3 and also the successor of the company's iconic 3310 series feature phone.
It is believed that the global Nokia 6 variant will have the same specifications as seen inside the Chinese model. It is said to boast 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display and come with Android Nougat OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 16MP primary camera, 8MP front snapper, a 3,000mAh battery and cost €249 (approx. $317/Rs.21,239).
On the other hand, Nokia 5 is said to sport a smaller 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen, 12MP camera on the back, Snapdragon 430 CPU and 2GB RAM. It is said to cost €199 (roughly $211/Rs.14,140).
As of now, there is no information on the internal hardware related to Nokia 3 and the new Nokia 3310 series, but they are expected to be priced €149 (around $158/Rs. 10,587) and €59 (approx. $63/Rs. 4,191).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered flagship Nokia 8, which is making regular appearances on the Internet lately, finds no mention in Blass' report.
We believe that HMD Global Oy may launch Nokia 8 a little later in the year or possibly host a separate event to showcase the flagship phone like rivals Samsung, Apple and others do to unveil new marquee phones.
HMD Global Oy is scheduled to host pre-MWC 2017 event on February 26 and showcase new devices in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2.
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