Official: Nokia to Bring All of its Phones to Pakistan in Few Weeks

Nokia is coming back to Pakistan and is optimistic about capturing a significant share in the local market. It hopes to accomplish this with its new series of Smartphones to be launched in the local market by end of second quarter, 2017.

Per Ekman, Vice President – Middle East & North Africa HMD Global, in his recent media talk, termed Pakistan as a strategically important market for his company that is receptive to new Nokia phones.

(Left) Ammar Ahmed, Head of Marketing, Pakistan, HMD Global (Right) Per Ekman, Vice President – Middle East & North Africa, HMD Global

The series of handsets include three smartphones – Nokia 3, 5, 6 and one feature phone – the legendary 3310.

HMD Global formed a strategic alliance with Nokia and Foxconn to bring back Nokia through a series of handsets.

Nokia 6 was launched in December 2016 in China which received more than one million pre-sale registrations in a matter of few weeks. The handsets were sold out in 23 seconds of its launch in the market—a higher-than-expected feedback.

Results showed that 86 percent of the buyers fall under the category of millennial age, depicting the popularity of the handsets with the tech-savvy generation.

Not only in China, which is the biggest and most competitive market in the world, but the new handsets created a positive buzz in the market to attract customers looking for quality handsets , VP HMD Global said.

The features of the smartphone are unique especially with regards to its engineering, design and body material which are making a difference in the market.

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The smartphone’s body is made up of aluminum which guarantees durability. Nokia 6 came with Android 7.0 out of the box, replacing the Windows platform used before it.

Per Ekman revealed an interesting fact that Nokia 3310 is being introduced all over the world due to customer demand. HMD Global had asked in a survey whether the 3310 should be revived and it received a very positive response from all over the globe.

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He hoped that Pakistan’s market will respond positively when the popular Nokia brand returns to the country with the same high build quality but with Android, this time around.

The arrangements of making handsets available are underway and the new Nokia phones will be launched in Pakistan in phases and a rollout can be expected in the next quarter. Prices for the phones will be revealed in the coming weeks.

  • Lets hope their pricing is competitive. Seen this with Xiaomi, which was expected to capture the local market like a storm, but when the time came, they decided to sell $80 phone for Rs. 14,000.

    If it is up to local Distributors, Nokia 3 will be Rs. 30,000, 5 will be Rs. 50,000 and 6 will be Rs. 80,000

    • Yep, I don;t think Xiaomi will succeed in Pakistan in those price points. They’re selling note 4 with 3GB RAM for Rs. 20900 while in India for Rs. 11,000 (Which are 17,612 Pakistani Rupees). Same will be with Nokia.

      • @Abid Ali:disqus Bro why you’re comparing Redmi Note 4 price in India with the Redmi Note 4 price in Pakistan?

        In India, Xiaomi is making Made In India phones, so no import duties, no taxes, no other expenses involve. Whereas in Pakistan, Xiaomi is importing its phones from China, and all duties and taxes are involve which makes Redmi Note 4 little bit expensive as compare to India.

        Locally manufacture product is always less expensive thn the imported product. Now you understand why additional 3000 is charging by Xiaomi on Redmi Note 4?

        Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max prices are really good for Pakistan market and close enough to International rate. Stop complaining!

    • no itni bhee andhee nahi lagi bhai…
      it will never be priced as you guessed, having a Snapdragon 430 the Nokia 6 is barely reaches mid range due to other specs, else 430 is a low end product.

    • Xiaomi is being sold in Pakistan through only. And i find draz and other online sellers are offering extremely high prices than local market.
      If Xiaomi was selling products in local market through distributors, prices would be more lesser.

    • You are talking like they haven’t considered that … Surely they’ll release their flagship phone but what’s the hurry? There’s also a high demand in the mid-level/budget smartphone sector. It’s a good move to plant their feet first by probing this sector foremost.

      • We were waiting for years, so we are impatient now. I know it’ll come with an outclass camera.

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