Months after showcasing its new smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2018, now HMD Global which owns Nokia phones has launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and new Nokia 6 for the Indian market. These devices will be available on e-commerce portals such as Amazon.in, Flipkart and at Nokia's newly launched online shop.
Nokia 6 (2018) specifications
The Nokia 6 (2018) runs Android 8.0 Oreo, sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display complete with Gorilla Glass 5, and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, with 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. On the camera front it has a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, dual-tone LED flash, and Zeiss optics. On the front, the it has a 8-megapixel fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels. The smartphone comes with 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (128GB). Connectivity options 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 powered by 3000mAh.
Nokia 7 Plus specifications
Like Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus runs Android 8.0 Oreo and bears a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC complete with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Nokia 7 Plus dual rear camera comprises a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture, and 1.4-micron pixels, as well as a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.6 aperture, 1-micron pixels, and 2x optical zoom. The duo is coupled with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. As for the front camera, the Nokia 7 Plus features a 16-megapixel fixed focus offering with an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, and Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 7 Plus has 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via 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 board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The company is also touting the presence of a single speaker with a smart amplifier and Nokia spatial audio with 3 mics. It bears a 3800mAh battery with fast charging.
Nokia 8 Sirocco specifications
The Nokia 8 Sirocco runs Android 8.0 Oreo and sports a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) pOLED display with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Its innards are powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It bears a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor on its primary rear camera, complete with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels. This is accompanied by a 13-megapixel telephoto lens capable of providing 2x optical zoom, and featuring an f/2.6 aperture, and 1-micron pixels.
The dual rear camera setup features a dual-tone LED flash as well as Zeiss optics, making it in fact completely identical to the Nokia 7 Plus that was also unveiled at the event. The Nokia 8 Sirocco front camera bears a 5-megapixel sensor paired with a fixed focus lens, f/2.0 aperture, and 1.4-micron pixels. HMD Global has provided 128GB of inbuilt storage on the Nokia 8 Sirocco that appears not to be expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC.
“2017 has been an instrumental year for us – we set up our business operations in the country and launched a portfolio of devices that received overwhelming response from the consumers. Today, we are taking the next significant step forward with the launch of three new Nokia Android smartphones. In 2018, we will continue to strengthen our presence in the country. I am delighted to announce the launch of our exclusive online Nokia phones shop for selling Nokia devices and accessories. We will further our commitment to India by deepening our presence in offline as well as online channels,” said Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global.
“As we progress on our journey as the new home of Nokia phones, our intent is to rapidly scale our smartphone portfolio to cater to a wider segment of consumers who seek a premium smartphone experience with unmatched hardware quality and latest Android experiences. We are delighted to bring to India three new award-winning smartphones – the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6 – each with a very distinct proposition and catering to different consumer segments & price-points. Being part of the Android One family, these Nokia smartphones further emphasize our strong commitment to pure, secure and up-to-date Android,” said Pranav Shroff, Director, Global Portfolio Strategy & Planning, HMD Global.