Nokia is finally back in Malaysia with 3 Android smartphones

Posted:  May 30, 2017   By:    34 comments   

HMD Global has officially announced 3 new Nokia smartphones in Malaysia. In case you didn’t know, HMD Global is a new startup based in Finland and they have a 10-year licensing agreement to produce Nokia branded phones.

For this new revival, the new Nokia is focused on real life experiences rather than hardcore specs. To stand out from the crowd, the new Nokia aims to deliver premium phones with pure Android experience without the bloatware. On top of that, the Nokia brand promises regular monthly updates to keep your device up to date. Design is also a key focus for them and consumers can expect premium feeling phones at every price point.

Nokia 6

Sitting at the top of the range is the Nokia 6. It features a 5.5″ Full HD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. For better audio, it has pair of speakers and a smart amp (TFA9891) that are Dolby Atmos certified. For an upmarket build, the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6,000 series aluminium.

Under the hood, the Nokia 6 runs on a Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s also a special Nokia 6 in Arte Black version that comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Both models are expandable via microSD up to 128GB. 

In terms of optics, it gets a 16MP f/2.0 main camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter with Auto Focus. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery which charges via MicroUSB 2.0. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and Nokia promises monthly updates to keep your phone secure.

The Nokia 6 is priced at RM999 and it will be on sale beginning end June 2017. 4 colours will be available – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. The Nokia 6 Arte Black version is a limited edition device and HMD Global will announce its availability later.

Nokia 5

Hitting the middle ground is the Nokia 5. It comes with a 5.2″ HD 720p display that’s also protected by Gorilla Glass. It runs on a Snapdragon 430 processor but with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. Like the Nokia 6, it also gets a unibody 6,000 series aluminium body for a more upmarket feel.

The Nokia 5 gets a 13MP f/2.0 main camera and a front-facing 8MP f/2.0 auto focus selfie shooter. The battery capacity remains unchanged with a 3,000mAh unit that charges via microUSB. Like Nokia 6, it also runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

The Nokia 5 is officially priced at RM799 and it will be available by end of June 2017 with 4 colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper.

Nokia 3

The Nokia 3 is the most affordable of the lot. Instead of a unibody metal design, it uses an aluminium frame while the body is made from polycarbonate. The front comes with a modest 5″ HD 720p display and under the hood it runs on a MediaTek 6737 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage that’s also expandable via microSD.

For taking pictures, the rear features an 8MP f/2.0 shooter while the front still retains an 8MP f/2.0 autofocus camera. The battery is smaller at 2,630mAh capacity. Out of the box, it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Despite its lower price, it still comes with your essential sensors and connectivity such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, USB OTG and NFC.

The Nokia 3 is officially priced at RM599 and it also comes in 4 colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. The Nokia 3 will go on sale beginning mid-June

At the moment, HMD Global is focused towards on ground sales channels and they plan to explore online sales sometime in the future. For service and support, there are 6 listed Nokia Mobile Care Centres in Peninsular Malaysia and plan to expand this further. They are located in Petaling Jaya, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Bahru, Melaka and Johor Bahru.

Apart from these 3 Android smartphones, HMD Global has also announced its new 3310 for the Malaysian market. It is officially priced at RM239 and it will be available beginning 1st week of June. More details here.

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34 Comments for Nokia is finally back in Malaysia with 3 Android smartphones

Kim Lim

Please update the pricing in the article – it incorrectly states that both the Nokia 5 and 3 will be sold at the same price? @[email protected]

The Nokia 5 is officially priced at RM799 and it will be available end of June 2017.

he Nokia 3 is officially priced at RM799 and it will go on sale beginning mid-June.


    Yes. It is RM599 for Nokia 3.

    cik ucu

    Nokia 5 RM799 Nokia 3 RM599 🙂


How about 3310?


OMG another long wait till end of June, by then all this is obsolete technology, Nokia will failed for the second time, between announced & actual availability took them 6 months. epic failed.


A Snapdragon 430?…………come on Nokia.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Pro with SD 625 4GB RAM 64GB ROM at RM 949.00 Vs Nokia 6 SD 435 3GB RAM 32GB ROM, btw Nokia are now a Foxxconn Phone not the original Finland marque, really such pricing :p


    Don't compare this rubbish phone with Nokia.


      Lol, because we always drop our phone every fucking time, right??? having a good built quality is not going to sell these days..


        LOL, you are rich so you always can change your phone and I am not. I rather buy spigen bumper case for protection.


Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are selling at rm799?


    Nokia 3 – RM599
    Nokia 5 – RM799
    Nokia 6 – RM999


Does it run on pure android without any skin?


    Run on Flyme UI like Meizu I supposed.


    That's the best thing about this phone, stock android with updates. Like the old Nexus..


    Yes, pure android no skin on top. HMD promise two year os support.


Prefer it give more RAM…

2GB Ram are just too small for current updates android software.

Hp. enthusiast

Good grip anyway for all those who had Nokia phone in the past. Those post-Nokia era could take this phones for consideration since it is priced competitively albeit some underwhelming specification inside.

Watch out for Samsung budget segment such like J series and sub brand of Huawei of Honor series.

They could upgrade the phone into Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 for sake of midrange market with “Nokia 8” perhaps.

Let give them a green light to encounter those arrogant manufacturers who is now pricing their budget and midrange phones with absurd asking price.


    how can you say they are arrogant when you are the one that is poor?

    blame your rubbish currency and your wallet.

      Hp. enthusiast

      Really? You are so rich, glad to know that. Good luck with your richness while its last.

      I’m not surprise to see why Ringgit is weaken greatly because of a person like you.


    Now, now, kids. Go back to your classroom. No arguing, or I’ll give you all a good spanking.

    These spoiled brats. Wonder what their mothers feed them with…


SC… time to do another below sub rm1,000 comparison.


The build and design not bad and affordable pricing within rm1k. Specs and value only lose to xiaomi and china co etc. Main shortage: snapdragon 430 for full hd?? on Nokia 6, no full hd and only 2gb ram 16gm rom on nokia 3 and nokia 5. The 2gb ram and 16gb rom package suppose on the standard of 2015 or phone that running ios. Its time to upgrade now, get a phone with at least 4gb ram if u dun wan to upgrade for the next 2 years.


    I would choose Nokia over Xiaomi cause of stock android

Oh Seriously

a useless phone in these times…..
dont even have a competitive SoC.
do they really think they can sell purely on their name?


If Apple can sell 4 year old tech with not even full HD screen for 1.5K, I don’t see why Nokia cannot succeed. They say they don’t sell on spec but on good user experience. Maybe with stock Android it feels faster and they can maximise the Snapdragon 430 to feel like a faster phone.


    Finally a comment that makes sense, if it offers a smooth and satisfying user experience why not? Iphone 7 plus 5.5 inch full hd min rm 3.5k people willing to pay don’t even offer expendable storage.


    the problem is apple got i$heep to buy their phone… this nokia come from nowhere suddenly act like they have the biggest marketshare/fanbase in the world.. hence the ridiculous pricing.


      lol, NOKIA have great influence in Europe and China let wait and see the outcome. I have been waiting Nokia for so long to built android phone.


        Because of that Microsoft mole CEO, Stephen Elop. I have to admit Meego would probably end up like Blackberry 10 OS but Android was the obvious choice even then.


May i know where are the “6 listed Nokia mobile care centre”?


Who and where is authorised agent in Penang ?