Updated at June 26, 2017:
Nokia 3 now available for online purchase through Croma [croma.com/Nokia3] and TataCliq [tatacliq.com/Nokia3]. Both Blue and Black colour variants of the mobile are up for sale. Croma has listed the mobiles for Rs 10,299, but offering a discount of 7 percent to bring the price down to Rs 9,499. In addition, you can also avail EMI option with zero percent processing fees.
Our original story from Monday, June 26, 2017, follows:
If you are looking for an affordable android smartphone from the Nokia brand, then HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 3 in India. The mobile follows the premium Nokia 6, mid-range Nokia 5, iconic Nokia 3310 and was launched first during the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. On a quick glance, the mobile features polycarbonate body, HD display, 8-megapixel wide aperture cameras on front and back, and high-speed 4G LTE with VoLTE support.
Coming to pricing, the Nokia 3 gets a price tag of Rs 9,499. The mobile will be available across all major offline retail stores across India starting 16th June 2017. At this price tag, the mobile will compete against Redmi 4, Redmi 3S and a slew of other Chinese phones. For colour choices, you get to choose from Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White colours.
Nokia 3 Spec and Features
Affordability has a downside, instead of metal build, the Nokia 3 got a polycarbonate body with an aluminium frame. On the front, the mobile flaunts 5-inch IPS LCD HD 1280 x 720 display covered 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass that too polarised and laminated. Under the hood, the mobile is powered by a 1.3Ghz Quad-core MediaTek MTK 6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. For storing all your media contents the mobile carries 16GB of internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 128GB using microSD card. The mobile runs on the latest Android Nougat operating system with no skin over the top. The company guarantees clutter-free Android Nougat with regular updates.
For photography, Nokia 3 carries the same 8-megapixel camera on front and back. Both cameras feature the same 1.12um and f/2 aperture. On the back, you get a LED flash support, whereas on the front you have the display flash. For including more friend in your selfie the front camera got a field of view (FOV) of 84 degrees. As for connectivity, the Nokia 3 will support 4G LTE that works on every Indian telcos 4G band. It also supports VoLTE for making HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. The mobile gets an integrated 2630 mAh battery.