As expected, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco in India. Ajey Mehta, the Vice President and Country Head – India, HMD Global took the ramp to recap the company’s journey since it re-entered the smartphone market last year. The three new Nokia Android phones have been revealed officially in India, while Nokia 1 and Nokia 8810 have been showcased too. Nokia 6 (2018) is the successor of the model launched last year and the Nokia 7 Plus sports a large bezel-less display and dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics. And the company’s flagship, Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with premium curved glass design, and dual rear Zeiss cameras as its highlights. All the launched Nokia smartphones are part of the Android One programme, and will receive quick Android updates.
Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco price in India
The Nokia 6 (2018) is priced at Rs.16,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant, and it will go on sale in India from April 6 via select retail outlets and the Nokia mobile shop. Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs. 25,999, and it will be available via select retail outlets, Nokia mobile shop along with Amazon India. Lastly, the flagship, Nokia 8 Sirocco contains a price tag of Rs. 49,999. It will be available via Flipkart, Nokia mobile shop, and select offline stores. Pre-bookings for the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus will begin on April 20th, and they will hit the shelves on April 30th.
Nokia 6 (2018) specifications
The Nokia 6 (2018) runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The smartphone has a 16MP rear camera with PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, dual-tone LED flash, and Zeiss optics. On the front, the it accompanies a 8-megapixel fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels. The smartphone has 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, depending upon the RAM, and can be expanded via microSD card upto 128GB. Connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, FM radio, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is armed by a 3000mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 16 hours of talk time, and up to 507 hours of standby time.
Nokia 7 Plus specifications
The Nokia 7 Plus also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. It bears a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Corning Gorilla Glass. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset accompanied with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The smartphone has dual rear cameras, one with 12-megapixel wide-angle primary camera (f/1.75 aperture) and 1.4-micron pixels, along with a 13-megapixel camera with (f/2.6 aperture), 1-micron pixels, and 2x optical zoom. The combo is coupled with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. On the front the Nokia 7 Plus features a 16-megapixel fixed focus with an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, and Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 7 Plus has 64GB of storage which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 256GB. It offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C (2.0), and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors on the smartphone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. There’s a single speaker with a smart amplifier and Nokia spatial audio with 3 mics. To lit the screen there’s a 3800mAh battery with fast charging, rated to deliver a talk time up 19 hours and a standby time of 723 hours.
Nokia 8 Sirocco specifications
The Nokia 8 Sirocco also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. But being a flagship it does sports a small display with 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) pOLED display along with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It has a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary camera sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels. The secondary one is a 13-megapixel telephoto lens capable of providing 2x optical zoom, f/2.6 aperture, and 1-micron pixels.
The duo features a dual-tone LED flash as well as Zeiss optics, pretty much identical to the Nokia 7 Plus. Right? The Nokia 8 Sirocco front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor paired with a fixed focus lens, f/2.0 aperture, and 1.4-micron pixels. It has a 128GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC.