The Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the Nokia 3310 (2017) will be hitting India in early June, sources close to HMD Global said on Friday. The three Android-powered Nokia devices and a refresh of the popular 2000 feature phone are scheduled to be released in the South Asian country in the first week of June, people with knowledge of the matter claim, adding that the Finnish phone maker will be hosting an official launch event in India next month that's expected to be announced soon. According to the same report, while the company is now less than a month away from launching its latest offerings in India, the management still hasn't decided on whether to release all four of its new devices at the same time or host multiple events.
Regardless, the company previously confirmed that its entire product lineup that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year will eventually be launched in India. If the firm opts to hold two or more product launch events, it's possible that not all of its upcoming devices will hit the market in India at the same time, though all are expected to be available for purchase in the near future. Sources say that Nokia may only introduce two of its new devices in early June while releasing the other two later this year, but it's currently unclear which devices will be prioritized and whether that possibility is based on some concrete information or is simply speculation. However, most industry watchers agree that the Nokia 3310 (2017) will likely be among the first Nokia-branded devices to launch in India given how popular this particular device used to be among Indians.
Nokia talked about its ambitions in India on numerous occasions, claiming that the South Asian country is imperative for its future prospects to the point that its local performance will likely forecast its global success. Apart from the brand's popularity in the country, India is also an attractive market for Nokia due to the fact that it's the only remaining massive phone market in the world that still isn't showing signs of slowing down due to saturation.