SA gets official date, price for Nokia 5, Nokia 6

Nokia 6

We’ve previously covered MTN’s pricing for the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, while Cell C’s leak earlier this week gave us tentative Nokia 6 pricing as well. HMD Global has since launched the Nokia 3 in South Africa, but what about the 5 and 6?

At the HMD Global/Nokia launch event in Johannesburg, we got all the official details, starting with the Nokia 5.

The Nokia 5 will indeed have a R2999 recommended price tag, being available from 28 June 2017. Your cash gets you a Snapdragon 430 chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB expandable storage, an 8MP selfie camera, 13MP main camera and 3000mAh battery, to name a few specs.

When can you get your hands on the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6? HMD has revealed SA plans

Meanwhile, the Nokia 6 will come in at a recommended price of R3699, with a release set for “the end of July”. Expect a Snapdragon 430 chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, an 8MP selfie shooter, 16MP main camera and 3000mAh battery.

The Nokia 3 has been available from 7 June, with HMD’s initial R2199 recommended price now at R1999.

Otherwise, all three phones will be available from Cell C, Vodacom, MTN and “selected” retail outlets.

HMD Global is also claiming that it will offer two years of Android updates for their phones. Does this apply to the Nokia 3 though? We asked CEO Arto Nummela to clarify the commitment.



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