The biggest retailer in Indian states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana BigCMobile started taking pre-orders for the Nokia 5. I’m not familiar how pre-orders work at BigC (because it can’t be done via Internet), so I guess it can be done in stores or maybe via landlines. BigC offers a laptop bag if you pre-order the 5.
The price cannot be found on BigC site (or I just cannot find it) but for India it was announced Rs. 12,899 (€178, 200$). The sales start is expected on 15th August. If you don’t live in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, you can probably pre-order the device via other retailers. If you’re from India and Know some that will sell or do pre-orders of the 5, please post it in the comments down below. 🙂
Other HMD phones, like Nokia 3310 and Nokia are already available in India, offline and online. Nokia 6’s flash sale will start on the 23rd of August, and already over a million people registered to participate in the flash sale.
Update: Nokia 5 can be pre-purchased online, with country-wide delivery (in India), at Poorvika here for Rs. 12,899. In fact, they have a domain called Nokia5.in as product page, and even though I find it a very passionate way to promote the device, owning a domain with the Nokia name in itself could be problematic if it is used in commercial purposes. (Thanks Viccky for the tip. ;))