Nokia, well-known brand of the past, is all set to re-enter Pakistan with its latest smart and feature phones at the end of second quarter this year. The brand is hopeful to capture a significant share in the local market with Nokia 6, 5, 3 and of course Nokia 3310.
The official confirmation surfaced by a media talk by Mr. Per Ekman, Vice President – Middle East & North Africa HMD Global in which he termed Pakistan as a strategically important market for his company that is receptive to new Nokia phones.
HMD Global formed a strategic alliance with Nokia and Foxconn to bring back Nokia through a series of handsets.
The new phones will run on the latest Android OS Nougat and feature Google Assistant as well. Rumors suggested that in addition to these phones HMD will be releasing two flagship phones Nokia 7 and 8 to compete with the likes of Galaxy S8.
The Nokia 6 houses an octa-core processor, 5.5 inches HD display, 4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal memory options expandable by an SD card, a 16-megapixel back and 8-megapixel front camera.
Nokia 6 was launched in December 2016 in China which received more than one million pre-sale registrations in a matter of few weeks. The handsets were sold out in 23 seconds of its launch in the market—a higher-than-expected feedback.
Results showed that 86 percent of the buyers fall under the category of millennial age, depicting the popularity of the handsets with the tech-savvy generation.
The smartphone’s body is made up of aluminum which guarantees durability. Nokia 6 came with Android 7.0 out of the box, replacing the Windows platform used before it.
The Nokia5 differs from the Nokia6 with a slightly smaller 5.2-inch display, lesser RAM and internal storage and a 13-megapixel camera instead of 16 MP.
The Nokia3 is more of a budget phone with a 5.0 inch HD display, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage expandable by an SD card and an 8MP rear and front camera.
The Nokia 3310 is a feature phone with a stylish look and will support of talk time of up to 22 hours.
Per Ekman revealed an interesting fact that Nokia 3310 is being introduced all over the world due to customer demand. HMD Global had asked in a survey whether the 3310 should be revived and it received a very positive response from all over the globe.
He hoped that Pakistan’s market will respond positively when the popular Nokia brand returns to the country with the same high build quality but with Android, this time around.
Release Date and Price Details
The arrangements of making handsets available are underway and the new Nokia phones will be launched in Pakistan in phases and a roll-out can be expected in the next quarter. Prices for the phones will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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