26 Jun 2017 laia

Media Release: Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 soon available to buy in South Africa


We’re sure you’ve heard that HMD Global has announced the availability of several Nokia phones – including the old favourite 3310, the Nokia 3 smartphone, which are on market now, and the Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones, which will be available later in June and July respectively. You should find all the information you could possibly need below including the launch release, photographs, suggested tweets and video content that you are invited to use and share abundantly.

From Left to Right: Justin Maier – Vice President Sub-Sahara Africa, HMD Global, Buhle Sithela #UniteForZA, Michelle Wynne – Head of Marketing Sub Sahara Africa, HMD Global and Shaun Durandt – General Manager Southern Africa, HMD Global

HMD Global representatives are eager to discuss what this move means for South Africa and Africa with you and are keen to delve into the technical specifications of each device as well.

Please be in touch with Tebogo Mashego should you require one on one time with any of the HMD Spokespeople, they will be happy to talk to you.

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The Epic HMD Global team!

Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 soon available to buy in South Africa

Beautifully crafted Nokia smartphone range delivering the latest pure Android experience will soon all be available to buy in store.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will all three be available to buy from operator and selected retail stores soon. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with a pure Android experience, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way.

Justin Maier, vice president sub-Sahara Africa, HMD Global said “I believe that HMD Global will be able to offer something for everyone. From the new Nokia 3310 to our premium Nokia 6 device, we are bringing smartphones to South Africa that will entice and delight, while offering simplicity, reliability, quality and importantly, the human touch. I am looking forward to this new chapter in Africa for Nokia Phones.”

“Phones have become an extension of ourselves and are integral to so many aspects of our lives,” added Justin Maier, continued, “From capturing memories and keeping us entertained, to keeping in touch and remembering important dates and anniversaries, our smartphones are often at the heart of everything we do.”

Nokia 6: Powerful entertainment experience and superior craftsmanship

Combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience.

With outstanding colour reproduction, the Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromising the slim form. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 6 strikes the perfect balance between performance and power consumption, designed to deliver premium quality entertainment with battery life to spare, maximising your entertainment experience on the go. The Nokia 6 is available in three distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver and Tempered Blue – and is estimated to retail at R3,699.00.

Nokia 5: Seamless, premium and durable design

The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Featuring a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform, Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design. With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand where it belongs.

The Nokia 5 is available in four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper– and is estimated to retail at R2,999.00.

Always Pure Android

With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience. And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.


  • The Nokia 6 will be available from the end of July 2017 from Cell C and MTN Stores as well as selected Retail outlets and is estimated to retail at R3,999.00.
  • The Nokia 5 will be available from the 28th of June 2017 from Cell C, MTN and Vodacom Stores and selected Retail Outlets and is estimated to retail at R2,999.00.
  • The Nokia 3 has been available from the 7th of June 2017 from Cell C and Vodacom stores and will soon be available from MTN Stores and selected Retail outlets and is estimated to retail at R2,199.00.
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