At MWC 2017, HMD Global unveiled two new smartphones to add to the Nokia 6 that had already been unveiled in China. The two are Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 and apparently, it appears that the former is almost ready for release as Q2 nears.
The Bluetooth SIG has just cleared an alleged Nokia 3 with model number TA-1032. Like any other SIG listing, this one doesn’t give out many details about the phone other than the model number, name and product name.
Just in case you are still new to Nokia 2017, well, the Nokia 3 is the entry-level variant in a list of budget phones that are also expected to be released alongside the 3. Given its status, the Nokia 3 doesn’t come with a premium build like what you find on the Nokia 6, instead, HMD Global went for polycarbonate materials alongside a not-so-bad specs sheet for a phone priced at about $150.
The screen size is at 5 inches while the resolution is still decent at 720p. You also get a 2.5D curved glass on top of the screen that adds to the overall great looks of the entry-level phone. Under the hood, the Nokia 3 has a MediaTek MT6737 processor that is clocked at a speed of 1.3GHz and has 2GB RAM to support it. For storage, the 3 has just 16GB, but you also get a microSD card slot for expanding the space.
One major advantage of going for the Nokia 3, other than the price, is the fact that it comes preinstalled with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. You won’t find so many phones in the market with this OS out of the box, especially in the sub-$200 price category, at this point in time. It gets even better as the experience is close to stock and clutter-free, unlike what you find on many other non-Google phones.
The back and front of the Nokia 3 will ship with an 8MP lens with AF and to keep it alive will be a decent 2650mAh battery unit. The phone will be sold in four color variants of matte black, copper, silver and tempered blue.