The new Nokia 3310 was launched alongside the eagerly-anticipated Nokia Android phones Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 at MWC 2017. Though the prices of the four Nokia phones were announced at the event, there was no concrete release date except the promise of a Q2 launch. In fact, most markets across the globe are still awaiting the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 3310 price and release dates to be official announced by HMD Global, the company behind the resurrection of Nokia's smartphones. However, the wait might just end soon as the release date and price of new Nokia 3310 and three Nokia Android phones have been revealed in the UK by a retailer.
UK retailer Clove has listed HMD Global's Nokia-branded Android phones - Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, - and Nokia 3310 (2017) on its website for pre-orders. While Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are going to be available on June 30 at a price of GBP 149.99 (roughly Rs. 12,490) and GBP 189.99 (roughly Rs. 15,820) respectively, Nokia 6 has an unspecified date with a time frame of just June, as listed on the website. Nokia 6 will sell for GBP 229.99 (roughly Rs. 19,150) and the Nokia 3310 (2017) is priced at GBP 59.99 (roughly Rs. 5,000) with a release date of mid-June.
To recall, Carphone Warehouse was the first store in UK to open pre-orders for the Nokia 3310 (2017), and it said that it saw 'unprecedented' demand for the phone. The feature phone was also set to release in Germany and Austria this week, but the retailer later changed the availability date. Interestingly, the device carried a higher price tag (around EUR 56) than company's recommended price of EUR 49 (roughly Rs. 3,400) in the listings, and the price has further been increased since then. Guess we'll have to wait for official word from HMD Global to have clarity on this subject.
HMD Global earlier this month confirmed that all new Nokia phones will hit 120 markets at an 'affordable price' in this quarter. It will be interesting to see whether the availability of Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 3310 (2017) in other markets will follow the UK launch, which is slated for the very end of this quarter.