Alongside a modern remake of the classic Nokia 3310, HMD Global is expected to announce a new Nokia 3 at Mobile World Congress later this month. According to a new leak, the handset will offer a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera.
It looks like HMD is currently focusing its efforts on more affordable Android devices. It has already launched the midrange Nokia 6, which is a hit in China at just 1,699 yuan (approx. $247), and its next set of handsets are pegged to be even more affordable.
The Nokia 3 will be priced at around €149 (approx. $158). For that money, NokiaPowerUser says you can expect the specifications above, plus a 5.2- to 5.3-inch 720p display, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 7.0 Nougat.
After its official unveiling at MWC on February 26, the Nokia 3 is expected to go in sale in March or April in “major” markets.
HMD is also expected to announce a Nokia 5 at the same event. An earlier report from the ever-reliable Evan Blass claims the device will have a faster Snapdragon 430 chip, the same 2GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch display, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera.
We’re hoping Nokia and HMD won’t be focusing exclusively on affordable devices — I’d love to see a high-end Android-powered flagship carrying the Nokia logo — but for now the company seems to be set on building up its brand in emerging markets.