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Nokia 3310, 6, 5, and 3 are priced competitively in PH

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HMD Global, the firm that secured the rights to use the Nokia brand, is back again in the Philippines, this time finally launching the devices that Filipinos are waiting for and not the feature phones that it began selling end of March.

Recall that a little over two months ago, HMD rolled out the Nokia 150 Dual SIM, 216 Dual SIM, and 230 Dual SIM to the local market. The three are priced at P1,500 ($30), P1,790 ($36), and P2,890 ($58), respectively.

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This time, it’s the turn of the updated version of the iconic Nokia 3310 feature phone and the Nokia 6, 5, and 3 smartphones to get launched in the country. All four devices were announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February. However, you’d have to wait for them because they will be available in the Philippines end of June. But cheer up because the handsets have been priced competitively.

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All the phones that will be available in the Philippines end of June 2017: Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. (Via Expert Reviews)

The 2107 reboot of the Nokia 3310 (click for complete specs), the world’s most popular device back in 2000, will cost only P2,490 (about $50). Outside of the country, it is selling for 49 euros (about P2,600 or $52). This was the one that stole the limelight from all the other devices launched at MWC 2017. Now, whether all that buzz it generated then would translate to sales is another matter.

Headlining the smartphones is the Nokia 6 (click for full specs), which we got our hands on in January (read Nokia 6 quick review: Back for real? for what we think about it). The mobile, as with the Nokia 5 and 3, is already running Android Nougat. It features 8- and 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, Dolby Atmos audio processing, and fast-charging tech.  The LCD panel has 1080p resolution, and the chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The price? Just P11,990 ($242). In China, where it was first offered, it costs 1,699 yuan (P12,300 or $247).

The Nokia 5 (click for full specs) is a 5.2-inch phone that’s powered by the same chipset found on the Nokia 6. It packs 2GB of RAM; 16GB of internal storage, which can still be expanded via a microSD card; 13- and 8-megapixel back and front cameras; and a non-removable 3,000mAh battery. It will go on sale for only P9,990 ($202). International pricing is €189 euros (P10,286 or $205).

The smallest of the three smartphones is the 5-inch Nokia 3 (click for complete specs). It has the same amount of RAM and ROM as the Nokia 5, but it’s powered by a MediaTek MT6737 processor. On the back and front are 8-megapixel cameras. A non-removable 2,650mAh battery keeps the handset running. You can buy it for P6,990 ($141) as soon as it becomes available. Outside of the Philippines, it is retailing at 139 euros (P7,565 or $151).

Will this new chapter of Nokia phones finally have a happy ending this time? 

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has over 15 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took a year off from journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy freelancing as an editorial and social-media consultant, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her furbabies and her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.