HMD Global has today announced the launch of a new variant of Nokia 5 smartphone in the Indian market. This new variant of the mid-range smartphone packs 3GB of RAM and comes with full metal unibody design.
The original variant of the smartphone, which was launched in India in June this year and went on sale in August, featured 2GB RAM. Apart from RAM, all remaining specifications of the smartphone remains unchanged.
The Nokia 5 features a 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display with screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection . Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It has 16GB of internal storage and supports microSD card for expanding storage up to 128GB.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and 1.12um pixel size along with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone flash. It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with a promised upgrade to Android Oreo. The company has also assured that the Nokia 5 and other Nokia Android smartphones will get the Android P update next year as well.
The smartphone is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery. Connectivity options on the dual SIM smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB OTG. It also comes with Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor.
The 3GB RAM variant of Nokia 5 comes just after HMD Global announced the Nokia 2 smartphone with 5-inch display and Snapdragon 212 processor. It packs just 1GB of RAM and only 8GB of internal storage. Fueled by a 4,100mAh battery, it also comes with IP52 certifications, making the smartphone splash proof.
The original Nokia 5, which comes with 2GB of RAM, is priced at Rs. 12,899 (~$200) in India. The Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM has been priced at Rs. 13,499 in India and will be available in two color options — Matte Black and Tempered Blue.
It will be exclusively available online via Flipkart for the first week, and will go on sale from tomorrow — November 7. Later, from November 14 onward, the smartphone will also be available in select retails stores across India.