Nokia 3 demand in India exceeds expectations, Nokia 5 and 6 to be out in mid-August


HMD Global, the company that’s now making Nokia handsets, has been “humbled” by the success it’s had so far in India. The Nokia 3 is the only smartphone from the new Nokia roster that’s available in the subcontinent, yet the company now has to increase production levels in order to be able to meet the huge demand.

Here’s the full statement that HMD Global sent NokiaPowerUser:

We are humbled by the response to Nokia 3. Currently, we are ramping up our production for Nokia 3 on priority to meet the existing consumer demand. In the coming week, we will start production of Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 to get them ready for sales start by mid-August.

Aside from how popular the Nokia 3 is, this also tells us a few things about the other two devices in HMD’s debut trio. Both the Nokia 5 and 6 are going to be out in India starting in mid-August, and the company will start production by the end of this week. If you’re wondering why the month-long delay, we assume it has to do with HMD wanting to be sure that it has enough stock when those two additional models actually do launch.

The Nokia 5 is already up for pre-booking, while the Nokia 6 will be exclusively sold by Amazon. The mega-retailer has promised to reveal more details about its launch on July 14. Rumor has it the 6 will see its first flash sale on August 15, but that hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.