Nokia’s Latest Attempt at a Comeback is in the Form of New Pure Android Nougat Smartphones


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Today during MWC 2017, Nokia unveiled three new Android handsets they promise offer a clean, near-stock build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This characteristic will be used to market the handsets much like Moto does with their lineup of smartphones, but I have a feeling Nokia may be a bit more aggressive since they’re once again trying to jump out of their own grave.

Starting with the most expensive of the bunch, the Nokia 6 was recently introduced and basically sold out everywhere it became available. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD. For a worldwide release, Nokia tweaked the handset slightly to include a wide-angle 8MP front-facing camera, while the same 16MP rear camera remains from before. A diamond cut design with sharp edges provide a premium feel in the hand, while a super-glossy 4GB RAM/64GB storage model will also make it to market besides the matte black, silver, blue, and copper variants.

Next up, the Nokia 5 takes everything about the Nokia 6 a step down by downgrading to a 5.2-inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It features rounded edges and an aluminum body, while a 13MP rear/wide-angle 8MP front camera array is present. The same color options will be offered as the 6.

Finally, the Nokia 3 takes everything a few steps down as it features a 5-inch display, an MTK6737 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM/16GB storage, and two 8MP cameras with one on the back and one on the front. This is okay, however, as it’s intended to be a basic budget smartphone while still offer a great experience thanks to near-stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Nokia 6:

    Price: $242
    Glossy price: $315

  • Nokia 5:

    Price: $199

  • Nokia 3:

    Price: $147

HMD, Nokia’s partner, will release the handsets worldwide during Q2 2017. Are you interested in picking one up?


4 Replies to “Nokia’s Latest Attempt at a Comeback is in the Form of New Pure Android Nougat Smartphones”

  1. In today’s smartphone trends, if your really an Android enthusiast, after finding a phone priced right with good specs like these… it has to be verified the kernel source code will be released, but most importantly, the software (ROM/kdz) is available for download?!
    Noticed one device has an MTK chipset, which along with the proprietary flash tool (SPFlash Tool), is almost unbrickable! But unless, once again, if the software (with scatter file) is not available… obtaining it through dev steps is attainable for MTK devices, it would be well beyond the novice user.
    Software availability is not just for rooting, modifying a device. Every device you install, uninstall apps from is going to slow down over time… and there is always that occurrence when something goes wrong, and only a fresh install corrects it!
    Also, as stated, the trend towards not making these items available (software, source code on kernel) is almost always accompanied by a device being “locked down” more & more… ie bootloader, fastboot, being inaccessible! Which with Android being determined by the Courts to be “open source”, and a consumer no longer being tied to the carrier they got their device from, this trend is not user friendly to say the least, and illegal as Courts have determined.

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