HMD Global started sending out press pre-invites for a Nokia launch event that's scheduled to take place in India on June 13. The Finnish phone maker didn't specify the time or exact location of the event but promised that more details will be available shortly alongside formal invitations. The occasion will likely be used for announcing the launch of some or all of the company's upcoming smartphones – the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6. HMD Global already launched the Nokia 3310 (2017) in India in mid-May, paving the way for the introduction of its new Android-powered smartphones, though it's still unclear whether all three of them will be debuted on June 13, as some of the company's representatives previously indicated that the phone maker is considering holding multiple Indian launch events in the coming weeks.
Many industry watchers still believe that HMD Global is now getting ready to announce the availability of all three of its new Android handsets in India, with the firm previously saying that the trio is set to debut in the South Asian country by the end of June. The Indian variants of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3 will all be manufactured by the local branch of Foxconn whose Cayman Islands-based subsidiary FIH Mobile shares the rights to make Nokia-branded devices with HMD Global. All three smartphones are said to be priced in a competitive manner and will ship with dual SIM support, in addition to being compatible with the 4G VoLTE network ran by Reliance Jio, previous reports have indicated.
HMD Global repeatedly touted India as one of its key markets, with its Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas even going as far as to say that the success of the Nokia brand in the South Asian country will forecast its global commercial performance. While highly competitive, India is still seen as an attractive market by most smartphone makers around the world due to its constantly rising demand for handsets that some analyst believe may reach up to 130 million units this year. It's currently unclear whether HMD Global is also planning to launch the upcoming Nokia flagship in India but more details on the matter should be available shortly.