HMD chief says Nokia phones will hit the market in second half of Q2


Nokia announced many new smartphones at MWC 2017 last month. In a recent interview, Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global has confirmed that three of Nokia’s upcoming smartphones along with the Nokia 3310 will hit the European market in the second half of Q2, which means you can expect these smartphones to launch some time in mid-May to early-June.

When asked where does he see the company in the next three years, Himbele replied that he sees the company in the top three positions in the world, “pushing out Apple or Samsung or Huawei… or all 3 of them.”

The HMD official also added that the prices of the Nokia smartphones may vary greatly depending on the country due to the VAT value. Nokia’s upcoming smartphones, the Nokia 3 is said to be priced at €139 (approximately ₹10,000) whereas the Nokia 5 would cost €189 (approximately ₹13,000), the Nokia 6  will be available at a price tag of €229 (approximately ₹16,000). There is also a Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition which will only be available in select markets and will come for €299 (approximately ₹21,000). The Nokia 3310 feature phone is expected to cost €49 (approximately ₹3,000).

Economic Times reported earlier this year that these smartphones can be expected to hit Indian shores by June. The report also quoted Arto Nummela, HMD Global Chief Executive Officer as saying that the prices of these smartphones can be expected to be lower in India compared to the global prices. However, to know this for sure we’ll have to wait until the official launch takes place.

[Source: NokiaMob, Economic Times]