Nokia 3310 could be accessible in the nation as early as May, rendering to a report.
All eyes will be on HMD Global when the Finnish business discloses a revived version of Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Congress late this month. Yet, details of the company’s looming India launch are also impending in.
A source in the charter space in Delhi told media that the 3310 could be obtainable in India as early as May. Calling the handset, which he has occurred, to see before its launch in Barcelona on 26 February, “mind blowing and very beautiful”. The source said the basic phone will look different from the original version. “They have altered the design totally; it’s in oval shape now”. The new Nokia 3310 will come in various colors.
The source said it will be priced at Rs 3000 ($44) and even Rs 3,500 might be considered much for a basic feature phone, even if it is the reliable Nokia 3310. The main advantage he gets with the 3310 will be the trademark ‘Nokia’ which has a vast recall worth in India.
The source believes that the new Nokia 3310 will be accessible only in confined quantities. Supplies are probably to be restricted at the time of launch as he doesn’t see HMD Global racing the volume game with 3310.
In addition to 3310, HMD Global will be vending Nokia 6 in India. The Android smartphone, which is merely being sold in China and is also accessible in limited amounts, will get its worldwide release date at the yearly Mobile World Congress occasion. Our representative predicts the mid-end smartphone could be valued in the locality of Rs 19,000 when it goes on a deal in India, though launch details aren’t accessible just yet.
HMD Global will be embracing the dual channel plan to reach out to the masses and all future phones in India will be vended both online and offline. Not like other smartphone creators, the business will not be concentrating on an online-only sales policy only. The new approach will also see the business concentrating on offline retail networks. For that, the company has already initiated hiring in-shop protesters ahead of the release of both Nokia 6 and Nokia 3310 in India.
By the end of 2017, HMD Global – the Finnish corporation that owns the privileges to use Nokia’s brand on both smartphones and tablets — could end up carrying up to 7 new models into India. If reports are to believed, the business is already working on a veer of smartphones, counting the Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and a high-end phone with a Snapdragon 835 processor.
In the charter community in India, Nokia’s retort is the talk of the town. One such trader is Manish Khatri of Mumbai’s Mahesh Telecom. He says Nokia comeback is “very electrifying” as he feels numerous people are looking for the cult brand to re-enter the phone market. People have previously started to ask about the new Nokia 3310, he told media. Khatri feels the 3310 is going to rule the basic section in India.
Though the Nokia brand is “very influential”, he still feels that the business has to be more careful in terms of estimating the product right and also delivering the smooth performance of the software, healthier hardware, and fixed software updates. If Nokia wants to prosper in the market, the business has to focus on the quality which it used to uphold in its heyday.