Why the Nokia 6, 7 Plus and 8 Sirocco work for India

05 April, 2018, 00:47 | Author: Patty Aguilar

Nokia 9 will don an artistic back and HMD Global could launch an 18-karat gold complete variation too. After launching the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 past year, the company has now launched four new Android smartphones that were announced just last month, during Mobile World Congress 2018. At the launch of the new range of smartphones, HMD Global Vice President India, Ajey Mehta said, "with this launch the company is taking the next significant step forward". Some of the initial shots we've taken look promising too. The pre-booking of Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco will start from April 20 and sale will commence on April 30. Despite being a smartphone which could even give Samsung Galaxy S9 a run for its money, Nokia's decision to cut down on the front camera by 8 Megapixels - the Sirocco has 5 a Megapixel camera at the front - is bewildering, to say the least. It includes 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card). On the front, the Nokia 7 Plus has a 16-megapixel fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels and Zeiss optics. Some of the specs include a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM, Gorilla Glass 5, a triple camera setup, an IP68 rating, and an in-glass fingerprint reader.

Also sitting behind the back cover is a 3,260 mAh battery, which is a bump up from the older model and comes with Quick Charge.

To recall, the Nokia 6 (2017) received an Rs. 1500 price cut over a month ago, bringing the cost of the phone down to Rs. 13,499. There is 12MP + 13MP dual rear camera with dual tone LED flash light and f/1.75 aperture (primary) and f/2.4 aperture (secondary). There also a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C (2.0), and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. A 3000mAh battery supplies the required power to the device. Also, the publication did not confirm when will HMD Global launch the Nokia A10 phone. The phone will be available via Flipkart, Nokia mobile shop, and offline retail stores.

Once the phone is in your hands, you can see how the being carved out of a single block aluminium makes the phone feel solid but, unlike the Nokia 6 (2018), the back of the phone has been coated in six layers of paint.


The Nokia 6 packs a 3,000mAh battery which is not exactly great but should last till the end of the day. The phone is machined out of series 6000 aluminum, and the 2018 variant features a two-tone anodized finish. It must be noted that Nokia 9 will be featuring ZEISS-branded triple-lens camera setup which would be technically superior as compared to the Leica lens used in Huawei phones.

Pricing is what ultimately decides how a phone does in India, and HMD is cognizant of the same. The screen is protected by 3D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 toughened glass on the top.

It will be available in Warm Red and Dark Blue from Nokia's accredited retailers across the country.

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