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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has unveiled the Nokia 5 in the South African market. 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 the latest Android 7.1.1, the Nokia 5 delivers a pure Android experience, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way.

Seamless, premium and durable design

The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2″ IPS HD display with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. The Nokia 5 features a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design, resulting in a beautiful 3D curved finish that has an uninterrupted purity. In combination with its tough-wearing sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass, your smartphone has the best protection from everyday bumps and bangs, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship. In keeping with the Nokia 5’s elegant design, the 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus camera has been beautifully integrated into the body. Bringing with it a dual tone flash to mimic ambient light, the camera has been optimised for all light conditions, delivering sharp low light images and capturing natural colours and skin tones indoors and out.

Always Pure Android

With the Nokia 5 you will have a pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia 5 is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience.  With the latest Android comes the latest features including Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is stored. Your device is secured with the Nokia 5 biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making the Nokia 5 a versatile companion whatever your needs. The new Nokia 5 features Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.

“With the ongoing explosion in smartphone functionality and services, we spend more time than ever holding our phones. So, people want something that belongs in the hand and they want something that will go the distance,” said Shaun Durandt, General Manager, Southern Africa, HMD Global. “Whilst Nokia 5 is the ultimate pocketable phone at 5.2 inches, its sleek, beautiful design means you’ll want to keep it in your hand for longer.”

Nokia 5 in the palm of your hand

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 South Africa now. The phone will come in four colours; Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper and will retail at an estimated price of R2,999.00. The Nokia 5 is available from Cell C, MTN and Vodacom as well as selected retailers.


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Technical specifications

  • EMEA Networks: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8 LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 4
  • Available in single SIM variant
  • OS: Android Nougat
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform
  • RAM: 2 GB LPPDDR 3
  • Storage: 16 GB internal user memory with MicroSD card slot (support up to 128 GB support)
  • Form factor: Touch monoblock with capacitive system keys
  • Display: 5.2″ IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720, 16:9), sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass, laminated, sunlight readability, polariser 500 nits
  • Camera: Primary camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2, dual tone flash; Front facing camera: 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84˚
  • Connectivity & Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, FM/RDS, NFC for sharing, ANT+, Micro USB (USB 2.0), OTG, 3.5 mm ADJ
  • Battery: Integrated 3000 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm (camera bump: 8.55 mm)
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