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Nokia 5.3, Nokia 5310 listed on India website, launch imminent

HMD Global recently launched the Nokia 5310 and the Nokia 5.3 at its online event.

twitter-logo Shubham Verma   New Delhi     Last Updated: March 24, 2020  | 15:37 IST
Nokia 5310
Nokia 5310

Highlights

  • Nokia 5310 and Nokia 5.3 could launch soon in India.
  • Both Nokia-branded phones are now listed on India website.
  • Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 1.3 are not confirmed yet for India.

Days after their global launch, the new Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 5310 are seemingly coming to India soon. The Nokia Mobiles website for India has listed the two phones but without a launch date and confirmed pricing. The Nokia 5.3 is a mid-range smartphone while the Nokia 5310 is a modern revamp of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic that was moderately hit in the noughties. While it is now confirmed that Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 5310 will arrive in India, the future of the other two phones - Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 1.3 - is uncertain for the Indian market.

HMD Global, the brand licensee for Nokia phones, had announced that the Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3, and the Nokia 5310 will be globally launched at the event held earlier this month. But it did not share any specifics, such as what countries will be eligible and what these phones will be priced in local markets. The latest changes to the Nokia's India website confirms the arrival of just two phones at this point. The Nokia 5.3 could cost around Rs 15,000 in India while the Nokia 5310 may bear a price tag of about Rs 3,500 if their Euro pricing is converted duly.

As for the Nokia 8.3 5G, the high-end smartphone with 5G support is unlikely to launch in India. The reason could be the absence of the necessary infrastructure in India for 5G networks. HMD Global also did not specify if it will tweak the Nokia 8.3 5G to disable 5G for markets that are unsupported. That aside, HMD Global may, however, still choose to launch the phone at a later point in time. There are already two 5G phones - Realme X50 Pro 5G and iQoo 3 - available in India without any use for their 5G capabilities.

The Nokia 5.3 comes with a Snapdragon 665 SoC and packs a 6.5 HD+ display with a notch at the top. It runs Android 10 under the Android One programme. The Nokia 5.3 has a setup of four cameras at the back - a 13-megapixel main sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel camera. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery under the hood.

The Nokia 5310, on the other hand, is a modern approach to the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic. It borrows the design and the candy bar form factor from the old one. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA display and packs 16MB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB. The smartphone has physical playback control buttons on the side, since the phone is focused on music.

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