By Espie Angelica A. de Leon
By the end of June, Filipinos will have three new Android-powered smartphone options in the market courtesy of HMD Global, exclusive licensee of Nokia phones and tablets, alongside a reimagined version of the bestselling Nokia 3310.
The new devices are the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 which comprise the first Nokia smartphone range to be re-introduced in the Philippines, once a hotbed for Nokia users.
HMD Global unveiled the three new additions to Nokia?s product portfolio and announced the return of the Nokia 3310 on June 8 at the Aracama Restaurant at Bonifacio Global City.
?This is the perfect opportunity for a second phone,? said Shannon Mead, HMD Global?s country manager for the Philippines about Nokia 3310?s return to the market.
?People are really trying to take a digital detox. We are seeing that more and more where being connected is almost too much and they want to disconnect for a while. Feature phones still maintain their relevance today,? Mead added.
Nokia 6?s unibody is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminum and boasts of features for outstanding sound clarity and entertainment.
Among these are its 5.5-inch full HD screen, smart audio amplifier with dual speakers, Dolby Atmos, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform, and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor which balances premium quality entertainment and power consumption.
It has a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and a fully laminated display stack for sunlight readability. Nokia 6 will retail for P11,990.
Like the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5 was also precision-engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminum and comes with a laminated 5.2-inch IPS HD display with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform, fusing improved graphics performance with superior battery life.
Priced at P9,990, Nokia 5 has additional features such as an 8MP and 84-degree wide-angle front-facing camera as well as sunlight and low-light screen visibility. It has a 64-bit octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage.
Meanwhile, the Nokia 3 features a precision-machined frame forged out of a single piece of aluminum, fully laminated 5-inch IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. Its polarized screen offers visibility even in bright sunlight, thus causing fewer reflections.
Priced at P6,990, the device is also equipped with an 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage.
On the other hand, the Nokia 3310 sports a fresh, modern design in a polycarbonate casing. Available at P2,490, the phone is set to have users reveling at its incredible offerings: a 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by.