Nokia are re-entering the smartphone market here in Ireland next week, August 2nd, with the launch of the Android-powered Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 along with the reincarnation of the much loved Nokia 3310.
HMD Global, the new owners of the Nokia brand, have aggressively priced these new handsets allowing them to take a bite out of the low to mid-tier smartphone market, one which is dominated by the likes of Samsung and Huawei. These new handsets were officially unveiled back at MWC 2017 in Barcelona and will finally arrive on Irish shores next Wednesday.
The Nokia 6, the highest-specced of the bunch, has a 5.5″ full HD screen with an aluminium body, dual speakers and is powered by the Snapdragon 430 processor. It will be available for purchase in Ireland from August 2nd, costing €249.
The slightly smaller Nokia 5 has a 720p display, an 8MP selfie camera and is also powered by the same Qualcomm processor as the Nokia 6. It will cost €209 and will be available here from August 16th.
The entry level smartphone in the range, the Nokia 3, has a 5″ display and 8MP wide aperture cameras front and back. It will go on sale on August 2nd priced at €149.
The most intriguing of all the phones though has to be the re-imagined Nokia 3310 which, as phones go nowadays, can be seen as a throwaway/emergency back up phone. It has a crazy stand by time of a month and talk time of 22 hours and will cost just €59.
The Nokia 6 & Nokia 5 will be available exclusively in Ireland with Three and the Nokia 3 will be available from Three, Vodafone, Eir & Carphone Warehouse. The Nokia 3310 will be available from Vodafone, Eir & Carphone Warehouse.
There’s also rumours about that HMD Global are set to launch their very own flagship device, the Nokia 8, on August 16th, to take on the likes of the Samsung S8, HTC U11 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It’s rumoured to have a 5,3″ QHD dispay, dual rear camera set up and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. We’ll share more info on this alleged announcement once we have it.
Below is the official press release for the new handsets which has more info on their launch.
Nokia smartphone range and Nokia 3310 now available to buy in Ireland from the 2nd August
The beautifully crafted Nokia smartphone range and the Nokia 3310 go on sale
Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 – delivering the latest pure Android experience – will be available to buy nationwide in August
26th July 2017– HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, can now announce that its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will be available to buy at selected retailers throughout Ireland alongside the Nokia 3310. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the smartphones combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with a pure Android experience, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way.
Nokia 6: Powerful entertainment experience and superior craftsmanship
Combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience.
With outstanding colour reproduction, the Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromising the slim form. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 6 strikes the perfect balance between performance and power consumption, designed to deliver premium quality entertainment with battery life to spare, maximising your entertainment experience on the go.
Nokia 5: Seamless, premium and durable design
The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla®Glass. Featuring a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform, Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design. With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand where it belongs.
Nokia 3: Superior craftsmanship at an affordable price
This stunning new smartphone is designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. The Nokia 3 features a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, offering exceptional structural integrity and protection where it counts. Featuring a fully laminated 5” IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the Nokia 3 offers durability and superb clarity delivering a viewing experience that is second to none. With fewer reflections thanks to the polarised screen, the experience is crisp and clear offering unbeatable visibility even in bright sunlight. With seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form.
Always Pure Android
With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience. And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.
Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date.
Talk all day, text, take pictures, listen to music, and get hooked once more on the original mobile gaming hit Snake, all on a single charge. With its unparalleled month-long standby time, the Nokia 3310 encompasses everything you knew and loved in a sleek modern polycarbonate casing, and with inherent colour throughout its body the Nokia 3310 is more vibrant than ever before.
Summary Details on availability and pricing of handsets:
- The Nokia 6 will be available on 2nd August, RRP: 249 euros
- The Nokia 5 will be available on 16th August, RRP: 209 euros
- The Nokia 3 will be available on 2nd August, RRP: 149 euros
- The Nokia 3310 will be available on 2nd August, RRP: 59 euros
Nokia 6 & Nokia 5 will be available exclusively in Ireland with Three and the Nokia 3 will be available from Three, Vodafone, Eir & Carphone Warehouse*
Nokia 3310 will be available from Vodafone, Eir & Carphone Warehouse
*Pricing may vary from RRPs depending on operator or retail channel