HDM Global is rumored to unveil four handsets under the Nokia brand during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The most interesting thing about this new rumor is that the company will release a "modern version" of the classic Nokia 3310.
HMD Global may have already debuted the Android 7.0 Nougat Nokia 6 smartphone in China, but the device hasn’t reached other territories yet. The company will officially launch the Nokia 6 in other regions during its MWC presentation.
As a refresher, the Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display, a Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GM of RAM and 64GB of storage. The handset also comes with 16MP/8MP cameras and a front-facing fingerprint sensor.
The device sells for around US$247 when converted from its Chinese price of CNY 1,699. The Nokia 6 is said to sell for €249 (around US$263) when it launches at MWC 2017.
The other two smartphones that HMD Global will unveil is expected to have lower specs than the Nokia 6 to make their prices even cheaper. First up is the Nokia 5 which is said to come with a 5.2-inch 720p HD display, 2GB of RAM and a 12MP rear-facing camera, according to Evan Blass from VentureBeat.
Those lower specs will apparently make the Nokia 5 €50 cheaper than the Nokia 6 with a price tag of just €199 (around US$210). The other smartphone, believed to be called the Nokia 3, will have an even lower price of €149 (around US$157). Unfortunately, Blass’ report didn’t give out the Nokia 3’s specs only stating that the device will be an entry-level Android smartphone.
Lastly, HMD Global will be showing off a new version of the classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. For those who aren’t familiar with the original Nokia 3310, the device was first released back in 2000 and was one of the most successful phones ever released by Nokia at the time. The Nokia 3310 gained its reputation for being extremely durable, while also delivering long battery life. Nokia was able to sell more than 100 million units of the 3310, according to Phone Arena.
There’s no word yet on what exactly the new Nokia 3310 will look like, nor is there any information on any of its specs. However, the phone is said to sell for just €59 (around US$60).
HMD Global will launch the new phones at MWC 2017 on Feb. 26. The company is expected to target the European market, while distribution to other countries is still unknown.