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Nokia 3, 5, and 6 smartphones hit the UK in July and August

by Mark Tyson on 5 July 2017, 10:01

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Nokia's MWC 2017 presentation was dominated by the re-birth of the Nokia 3310 dumb phone. This is already available in the UK priced around £40 to £50, and it got a new see-through retail box yesterday. Probably more relevant to many, however, are the range of Android handsets that Nokia launched, the Nokia 3, 5, and 6. This trio of smartphones are about to be released in the UK over the next few weeks. Android Nougat comes pre-installed on all these new handsets.

First to arrive on these shores is the Nokia 3. This is the low end model and will be made available at an RRP of £120. In terms of specs this offers a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and 8-megapixel cameras, front and back, and a polarised Gorilla Glass screen. The Nokia 3 features Nokia's "classic design hallmarks" such as a sculpted polycarbonate back, and a solid-feeling aluminium frame.

Nokia will follow up with the launch of its new flagship, the Nokia 6, on 2nd August. Priced at £220 it offers decidedly mid-range specs compared to other companies, but the price reflexts this to some extent. It is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chip, and paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The design is based around a 5.5-inch Full HD screen coated with Gorilla Glass. For cameras you will get a 16MP main camera with dual-tone flash and an 8MP selifie cam. For convenient device access there's a fingerprint reader built-in.

Engadget reports that there will also be a limited edition 'Arte Black' version of the Nokia 6 "which boasts a glossy paint job, 4GB of RAM and double the standard storage," but that doesn't have a UK release date or price as yet.

Last to hit the shops will be the Nokia 5, on 16th August. It is priced at around £180. Specifications-wise it sits nicely between the other phones in the range, predictably, but its size is also somewhere between those two devices with its 5.2-inch polarised HD screen with Gorilla Glass coating. In other tech specs there's a Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Photography fun can be had with the rear 13MP camera and 8MP selfie camera. For convenient device access there's a fingerprint reader built-in.



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Did Microsoft messed up Nokia? Would it been far better if all they did was to own shares but not mess around with the R&D team.
Honestly, back at the end of Feb, early March, I was interested in the Nokia 6. It looks nice, it's specs seem more than enough for my needs and Nokia (well HMD) made a promise to keep it up to date.

Now we're in July and still need to wait another month and well I've lost interest in it, even more when I see the price is £220 which is a tad too much for it imo when you can get a moto g5 with matching specs (apart from 16GB storage) for around £160 and this is getting an update soon too.

Then there's the fact that the 430 has now been superseded (twice) so it's already out of date on release. This needed to be out 2-3 months ago while the hype was still there.
The screen is coming of my Z3 Compact. I was going to get a Nokia 5, but I'm not sure I can put it off for another six weeks. I don't think it makes sense going to 1080 on a mid-range chip. And I really don't want anything bigger than 5 inches (to be fair, 4.6 works perfectly for me), but I don't want a cheap and nasty phone too.

Argh.
lumireleon
Did Microsoft messed up Nokia? Would it been far better if all they did was to own shares but not mess around with the R&D team.
The old Nokia team failed because of their stubbornness to not adopt Android for their phones…
GinoLatino
The old Nokia team failed because of their stubbornness to not adopt Android for their phones…

Some people just like to watch the platforms burn ;) :D