It’s now four months since the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were announced at the MWC 2016, but up to now, the phones are not yet available for purchase in quite a good number of markets across the globe.
HMD Global has been releasing the phones gradually in different markets and according to the latest reports, those in South Africa will be able to purchase the phone by the end of July. The Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be joining the Nokia 3 in the South of Africa later next month, but the exact date has not been confirmed just yet.
At the moment, the Nokia 3 is selling in the country at ZAR 1,999, which is about $153. When the Nokia 6 hits the market, it will be priced at ZAR 3,699 or approximately $282 while the Nokia 5 will be priced at ZAR 2,999, which is about $223.
Just to remind you about their specs, the Nokia 6 is the high-end model with a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC mated with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage and the cameras have a 16MP sensor on the back and an 8MP sensor on the front. As for the Nokia 5, you get a smaller 5.2-inch HD display screen, the same Snapdragon 430 SoC mated with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage while the cameras have a 13MP lens on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front.
Both phones have a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and are powered by Android Nougat out of the box, with an update to Android O already confirmed by the company behind the new Nokia phones, HMD Global.