A few months ago, no one would have believed that the one-time leader in the mobile phone industry – Nokia – is going to be one of the major talking points in the 2017 smartphone market.
Well, things are now different as quite a huge number of people are indeed looking forward to the release of not just the Nokia 5, but also the Nokia 3, Nokia 6 as well as the revamped Nokia 3310 in their local markets. HMD Global has promised that the phones will be available in a massive 120+ markets across the globe, including the U.S. and UK, just to name but a few.
While the phones are expected to be out starting this month and well into next month, there are no specific dates thus far. But to prove that the phones are almost ready for release, one of the names, Nokia 5, has just made a stop at the official Wi-Fi certification body in three different models.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has approved the Nokia 5 with model numbers TA-1024, TA-1027 and TA-1053 – an indicator that the phone has been confirmed for different markets across the globe.
The Nokia 5 is a budget phone that will set you back about $200. For this price tag, you get a phone that is nicely built, packs a 5.2-inch display screen with 720p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass on top and runs the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box. Under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 430 SoC, similar to the Nokia 6, but it gets half the RAM of its counterpart and a storage of 16GB, but this can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
Camera-wise, the Nokia 5 has a 13MP shooter on the back with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash, HDR and support for 1080p video recording. The front gets a decent 8MP shooter with the same aperture, promising livelier photos even when the lighting condition is not the best. Despite its price tag, the Nokia 5 still manages to come with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, and a decent 3000mAh battery unit.