UK's popular retailer Clove was supposed to make HMD Global's much-hyped handsets, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310, in June and had already started taking pre-orders. But it has now been abruptly stopped, giving rise to doubts if they will come as scheduled.
Clove has stopped taking pre-orders of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310, and resumed pre-registration instead, which means prospective buyers will only get launch alert from the carrier. NokiaPowerUser has reported citing the Clove sales team that the pre-orders attracted very high demand but they were forced to stop it as it was too early.
So will the handsets be made available on Clove as scheduled? The answer is more on the affirmative side as Clove sales team has said that the pre-orders for the handsets would resume soon.
"We understand your concerns about the pre-order option having been removed from our website. Demand has been very high, but please check back in a few days and you will be able to pre-order again," Clove UK emailed to customers.
Nokia 3310 come to the UK on May 24 for £49.99 but may take some time to reach all the major carriers.
Nokia 3 specifications
Priced at €139 (around $147 / Rs 9824), the device has a 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 720x1,280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), a Mediatek MT6737 processor, an Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, a 2GB RAM, and a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). It also features an 8MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, LED flash and 1.12 µm pixel size, an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture and autofocus, and a 2,650mAh battery.
Nokia 5 specifications
The device comes with a price tag of €189 (around $200 / Rs 13,357) and boasts of a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (282 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, and an Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.
It also comes packed with a 2GB RAM and a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, and houses a 3,000mAh battery. In terms of camera, it has a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3" sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size, and an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12 µm pixel size.
Nokia 3310 specifications
It is a feature phone with a 2.4-inch display and 240x320 pixels (167 ppi pixel density), a 16MB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card, and a 2MP camera with LED flash (no secondary camera). It has a 1,200mAh battery with stand-by time of up to 744 hours, 22 hours talk time and 51 hours on music play. The handset is priced at €49 (around $52 / Rs 3,500).