Nokia's new Android phones are coming to India

Hark, is that the call of the legendary Nokia ringtone?

Three new Android devices on their way to India.

No word on whether Snake comes preloaded, but we’re getting three new devices over the next month or so. Leading the charge is the Nokia 6. Hewn from a solid block of aluminium, the Nokia 6 has a 5.5in Full HD display, a Snapdragon 430, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable), and a fingerprint sensor. At the front is a 16MP camera with 1.0μm sensor, and for selfies, you get an 8MP camera with an 84-degree field of view.

The specs might seem middling, but Nokia says it’s focusing on the overall experience (more on this below). The Nokia 6 (₹14,999) will be exclusive to Amazon India, and sweetening the deal are plenty of offers - cashbacks for Prime members, free data on Vodafone, discounts on Kindle ebooks, and MakeMyTrip cashback. Registrations for the Nokia 6 will start July 14.


N for nostalgia

In a move designed to get approval from fans of late night teleshopping, Nokia’s releasing three devices at once (jee haan, as they might add). Keeping the Nokia 6 company are the Nokia 5 and 3. The Nokia 5, also milled from a block of aluminium, is quite similar to the 6, but opts for a 5.2in HD display,  2GB RAM and 16GB

And finally, there’s the Nokia 3, with a MediaTel 6737 processor, 5in HD display, and 8MP cameras back and front.

The Nokia 3 (₹9499) and Nokia 5 (₹12,899) will be sold exclusively offline, but don’t worry, Vodafone and MakeMyTrip do have enough freebies for you.

What we also gleaned from the launch is that Nokia will not be playing the ‘one better than the competition’ game as far as the specsheet is concerned. Instead, they’re focusing on design and build quality. Even better, HMD Global (makers of the new Nokia handsets) promise users will get frequent updates (a rarity in the Android world) and that users will be getting a clean, unvarnished UI that doesn’t look like a crayon-obsessed child’s been hard at work. ‘New Nexus’ phones? ‘Moto-challengers’?  Wait for our review but till then, check out Nokia’s new phones.