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Nokia's Android smartphones launched in Indonesia

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, September 14, 2017 | 06:08 pm
Nokia's Android smartphones launched in Indonesia

HMD head of marketing Shane Chiang (right), HMD Global country manager for Indonesia Mark Trundle (center) and HMD master trainer Irvan Ridha show off the new Nokia Android smartphones during a launching event in Jakarta, on Thursday. (JP/Rachmadea Aisyah)

Nokia has officially launched its three Android smartphones in Indonesia. 

The lowest model of the three, Nokia 3, reportedly priced at Rp 1,899,000 (US$143), boasts 5-inch display, Mediatek MT6737 chipset, quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1630 mAh battery and 8-megapixel front- and back-facing cameras. 

However, the prices for the two other models, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, have not been announced.

"Both Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be launch in October. The prices will be revealed in upcoming announcement," said HMD Global Indonesia country manager Mark Trundle during a launch event in Jakarta on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

At the global market, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are being offered at 189 ($225) and 299 euros, respectively. The former comes with 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, octa-core 1.4GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 3000 mAh battery and 8 MP and 13 MP front- and back-facing cameras, respectively. 

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Meanwhile, Nokia 6 as the priciest model is equipped with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, octa-core 1.4GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3000 mAh battery and 8 MP and 16 MP front- and back-facing cameras, respectively.

All three phones support 4G LTE connectivity in the country and run Android 7 Nougat operating system. They reportedly would also receive an upgrade to Android 8 Oreo.

The launch marks Nokia's comeback to Indonesia's market, following its rebirth through a collaboration between Finnish company HMD Global as the owner of Nokia smartphone brand license and FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Chinese hardware manufacturer Foxconn. 

In Indonesia, the smartphones are distributed by PT Teletama Artha Mandiri (a unit of Erajaya Group) and PT Prima Sentral Distribusi (a subsidiary of Parastar Group). (kes)

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