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MWC 2017 | HMD's new Nokia 3 and 5 series detailed, set for launch in Q2

Already proving popular in China, the Nokia 6 is a mid-range phone while the 5 and 3 target the low end of the market. (Source: HMD)
Already proving popular in China, the Nokia 6 is a mid-range phone while the 5 and 3 target the low end of the market. (Source: HMD)
HMD has announced the worldwide release of the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 phones, along with their specs and pricing.

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HMD has announced the global launch of its Nokia series, including the mid-range Nokia 6, smaller and cheaper Nokia 5, and budget Nokia 3. The full specs of the Nokia 3 and 5 are now revealed, and the whole series should release in Q2 2017.

The Nokia 6, previously released in limited quantities in China, will be going global at US$242. The Nokia 6 is a mid-range smartphone with a 5.5-inch FHD display, rounded glass, a Snapdragon 430, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and 16/8MP rear/front cameras. A special "ARTE" edition with a different finish will go on sale for slightly more,  at US$299.

The Nokia 5 is a slightly smaller take on the 6's design but with a 5-inch display. It uses the same Snapdragon 430, but cuts the RAM and storage to 2GB and 16GB, respectively. It also lowers the rear shooter's resolution to 13MP. The Nokia 5 will be priced at US$199.

Finally, the details of the budget Nokia 3 have been announced. Where the 5 and 6 have aluminum bodies, the 3 is made of polycarbonate (plastic) with an aluminum frame. The 5-inch Nokia 3 sports a MediaTek 6737 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and 8MP front and rear cameras. The Nokia 3 will sell for US$147.

The Nokia 6 went on sale in China last month with limited stock, and in both cases sold out in just a couple of minutes. If the newest Nokia phones from HMD can catch on in the same fashion worldwide, we just might see Nokia become a household name again.

The budget phone with a "premium" design, the Nokia 3. (Source: HMD)
The budget phone with a "premium" design, the Nokia 3. (Source: HMD)
The Nokia 5 is a smaller, cheaper, and a little less powerful than the 6. (Source: HMD)
The Nokia 5 is a smaller, cheaper, and a little less powerful than the 6. (Source: HMD)

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Douglas Black, 2017-02-27 (Update: 2017-02-27)
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