Nokia 3, the cheapest Android smartphone from HMD Global, is now listed online for Rs 9,499. The listing suggests Croma is trying to attract online buyers to pick up the Nokia 3 from one of its offline retail stores.
Nokia 3, HMD Global's cheapest Android smartphone with Nokia-branding, is now listed online. The smartphone has been listed by retailer Croma for Rs 9,499. The listing shows that the handset is priced at Rs 10,299 and retailing at a discounted price of Rs 9,499.
At India launch, HMD Global had confirmed that Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 will be available via offline retail channels, while the Nokia 6 will be an online exclusive from Amazon India. Interestingly, the Nokia 3 listing on Croma shows out of stock, but can be picked up from select retail stores. This could be a way to attract retailers to stores and sell the Nokia 3 to more consumers.
In terms of specifications, the Nokia 3 sports a 5-inch laminated display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 chipset, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The smartphone also supports expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The Nokia 3 features a polycarbonate body compared to the metal unibody design on the company's other smartphones.
The Nokia 3 offers 8MP front and rear cameras, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with guraranteed upgrade to Android O this year. The smartphone is backed by a 2650mAh battery and uses a microUSB port for charging. It comes equipped with connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support. HMD Global claims that the Nokia 3 is available from 400 exclusive distributors covering 80,000 stores. The smartphone can be purchased in black, silver, blue and white colour options.