HMD Global has announced the availability of Nokia 5 in India starting August 15. While the three devices – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 – were first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017 earlier this year, they were launched in India in June.

As a result of the sophistication in smartphone functionality and services, we spend more time than ever before on our phones. People today want something that fits in the palm of their hands and they want something that will go the distance. Nokia 5 is the ultimate pocketable phone at 5.2 inches with a very unique design.

– Ajey Mehta, Vice President- India, HMD Global

The dual SIM smartphone will ship with the latest pure Android Nougat and come with guaranteed monthly security updates. The devices also feature Google Assistant; the company having worked with Google to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.

Nokia 5 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display: 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720) | 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass | 500 nits
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 | Adreno 505 GPU
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 13MP autofocus | Dual-tone LED Flash | f/2.0 aperture
  • Front Camera: 8MP autofocus | f/2.0 aperture | 84-degree wide-angle lens
  • Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh

Nokia 5 will be available across top mobile retail stores in the country at a recommended best buy price of INR 12,499 ($195) starting tomorrow. While the smartphone will be available in four distinct colors – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue, and Copper – in coming weeks, at launch, customers will be able to buy only the Matte Black variant.

There are a few launch offers as well. Vodafone consumers will get 5 GB data per month at INR 149 per month for 3 months on their Nokia 5. Customers will also get INR 2500 off on MakeMyTrip.

Nokia is betting huge on pure Android experience and brand trust rather compete on the specifications sheet, especially in the crowded Indian market. What are your thoughts on the Nokia 5, and would you want to pick one up? Tell us in the comments!

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