After a mega unveil at this MWC in Barcelona, HMD Global-led Nokia had unveiled a revamped lineup of its smartphones — the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. The major change that Nokia’s 2018 lineup embraces is the adoption of Android One ROMs, thus ensuring faster updates with a limited amount of bloatware. To battle it out in the Indian market with its latest weapons, Nokia is expected to unveil the three smartphones today.
Nokia will be unveiling the smartphones at an event in Delhi; however, the company will live stream the event on their Facebook page. While there hasn’t been any mention of any other details such as pricing and offers, the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco have been hinted to be launched for certain through social media posts.
As for the ‘New’ Nokia 6, it runs on Android Oreo (based on an Android One ROM) and utilises a Snapdragon 630 chipset along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There’s a 5.5-inch 16:9 full HD LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and a 3000mAh battery to keep it powered. The 16MP rear camera along with the 8MP front camera gain ZEISS optics as well. It’s priced at 279 Euros (Rs 22,000 approx) for the European markets, however, Indian customers could get to see it go head-to-head with Xiaomi’s Mi A1 Android One smartphone.
The Nokia 7 Plus is a midrange smartphone with a 399 Euros (approx Rs 32,000) price tag and is built around a Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Being an Android One phone, it presently runs on Oreo and will get the timely update to Android P. Nokia OZO triple-mic is also present here for audio recording. The 7 Plus gets a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture whereas the selfie sensor is a 16MP sensor — both equipped with ZEISS optics. It’s backed by a 3800mAh battery.
The flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco costs 749 Euros (approx Rs 60,000) and is built around a Snapdragon 835 chipset accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The Nokia 8 Sirocco embraces a Samsung-style curved AMOLED display — it’s 5.5-inch 18:9 panel protected by Gorilla Glass 5. In fact, the phone is made up of Gorilla Glass 5 and a metal frame. It runs on an Android One ROM (currently on Oreo), which means timely Android updates. It also comes with Nokia’s OZO triple mic setup for audio recording. There’a 12MP f/1.7 rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera equipped with Nokia’s Bothie feature. It is fuelled by a 3260mAh battery and sports a USB Type-C port as well.