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HMD Global formally announces the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5

Today, Nokia Mobile held its event at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, where HMD Global announced a pair of new Android handsets: the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. They're both meant to be less expensive versions of the Nokia 6, which the firm also announced today will be launching globally.

The Nokia 5 will have a 5.2-inch HD display, made from a body of 6000 Series aluminum. The firm claims that it's the first to put the antenna in the top and bottom of the device, allowing for a clean design without any antenna lines. It will come in blue, copper, black, and silver, and it will sell for €189.

The Nokia 3 will sport a 5-inch HD display, and will be made from the same aluminum alloy. Nokia expressed the importance of the front-facing camera, saying that the handset will have an 8MP sensor. The handset will cost €139.

Nokia and HMD Global didn't go any deeper into the specs of the devices, although there were some leaks a couple weeks ago. According to those, the Nokia 5 uses a Snapdragon 430 chipset, like the 6, but with half the RAM at 2GB.

Jamie Rosenberg, VP of Android and Play at Google, also took to the stage to say that the devices will receive automatic Android updates as they become available, as well as regular security updates. They'll also have Google Assistant.

Nokia said that both of the devices will be available in the second quarter of 2017, as will the global launch of the Nokia 6.

Update: The specs are now available for both phones.

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