- Nokia 5310 is said to launch soon in India.
- The Nokia 5.3 has entered production in India.
- The Nokia 5.3, Nokia 5310 were launched in March.
Nokia 5310 and Nokia 5.3 were among the many phones that came freshly out of HMD Global's stable in March. Both Nokia-branded phones were confirmed to make it to the Indian market soon after the global launch was announced. While HMD Global has not said anything extra since the confirmation, a new report claims to give an insight into what is happening behind the scene. The Nokia 5310 is said to be on its way to the markets while the Nokia 5.3 could take some time as it has just entered production in India.
According to a report by NokiaPowerUser, the Nokia 5310 is likely to be launched in India "soon." While there is no tentative timeline to this, it can be safely assumed that the feature phone is almost ready for launch in India. The report predicts its India launch could take place by the end of May, citing sources. The arrival of the feature phone may have been delayed due to the disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic. However, the readers are advised to take this information with a pinch of salt since HMD Global has not given any official word on it.
The Nokia 5310 is a reincarnated avatar of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone from the noughties. The feature phone goes big on music playback feature, which is why it has dedicated physical buttons to control music playback. The phone also has FM radio feature, in addition to a VGA camera at the back.
The Nokia 5.3, however, seems to be a late entrant to India's smartphone market. It was announced alongside the Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 1.3 smartphones back in March. The report has said that HMD Global may have started the production of the Nokia 5.3 in India since the company sells locally-manufactured smartphones in the country. The delay is production has also been cited to the covid-19 pandemic that had thrown the company's plans off the rails. According to the report, the production of the Nokia 5.3 should be commodious enough for shipping within a month. Going by the report, the Nokia 5.3 could be launched sometime around the middle of June.
The Nokia 5.3 smartphone has a 6.55-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 20:9. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 512GB. It has a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. For selfies, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel camera. The Nokia 5.3 is backed by a 4000mAh battery under the hood.