HMD Global has sent invites to the media for an event in Delhi on 4th April 2018. The company will most likely launch the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 6 (2018) in the event. The chances of the launch of Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 6 (2018) are high, whereas the launch of the Nokia 8 Sirocco is doubtable.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 6 (2018) were launched during the MWC 2018 event in Spain, Barcelona. Recently, Nokia launched the Nokia 1 Android Oreo Go Edition in India for Rs. 5,499. Nokia has also started selling smartphones and accessories through its official website in India. India is one of the largest markets for the company, which is why Nokia is keen on launching the three new smartphones in India as soon as possible.
Currently, Nokia is selling seven features phones in India, the Nokia 130 Dual SIM, Nokia 216 Dual SIM, Nokia 230 Dual SIM, Nokia 105 Dual SIM, Nokia 105, Nokia 150 Dual SIM, and the Nokia 3310 Dual SIM. Apart from the feature phones, Nokia is selling six smartphones in India including Nokia 1, Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8.
Nokia resumed its operations in India last year. So far, the sales of its smartphones aren’t very impressive. The main reason for the unimpressive sales is the high pricing of its smartphones. Also, the entry-level Nokia smartphones aren’t very feature-packed compared to the smartphones from Xiaomi. Nonetheless, Nokia is ramping up with its new and more-feature packed smartphones.
Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018): Expected Price in India
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will come with a slight premium over the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 is being currently sold for Rs. 28,999. So, we expect the Nokia 8 Sirocco to be priced at Rs. 32,999. The Nokia 7 Plus is expected to be priced at Rs. 22,999, whereas the Nokia 6 (2018) is expected to be priced at Rs. 15,999.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will compete directly with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and the OnePlus 5T. The Nokia 7 Plus will compete directly with the Oppo F7 and the Vivo V9, while the Nokia 6 (2018) will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Honor 7X.
Nokia 8 Sirocco: Specifications, Features
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a more refined and more feature-packed version of the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a 5.5-inch OLED display with QHD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and that is the only major change it has over the regular Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is also among the very few devices to have a bezel-less display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB of RAM. The device comes with 128GB storage along with microSD card slot. The Nokia 8 Sirocco runs Android 8.0 Oreo OS, and it is a part of Android One program. The Nokia 8 Sirocco has 12MP + 12MP dual-camera at the back with phase-detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco cokes with a 3260mAh battery that support Quick Charge 4. The device also has a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C port, and Nokia OZO audio.
Nokia 7 Plus: Specifications, Features
The Nokia 7 Plus features an 18:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display with 6-inch screen size and Full HD+ resolution. The device is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC mated with 4GB of RAM. The Nokia 7 Plus is also an Android One smartphone that runs Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
The Nokia 7 Plus has a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup at the back with phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone dual-LED flash. The device packs a 3800mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. According to us, the Nokia 7 Plus will be an instant hit in the Indian smartphone market, provided that Nokia launches the device at a reasonable price.
Nokia 6 (2018): Specifications, Features
The Nokia 6 (2018) is an upgraded version of the Nokia 6. The Nokia 6 (2018) has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution. The device has a 16MP primary camera with phase-detection autofocus and LED flash.
The Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. The SoC is mated with 4GB of RAM, and the device has 64GB of internal storage. Similar to the Nokia 8 Sirocco, and the Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 6 (2018) is also an Android One smartphone that comes pre-installed with Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
The Nokia 6 Plus has a 3000mAh battery with fast charging, dual-SIM connectivity, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C port, GPS, NFC, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.