Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Research | By Derrick Holloway

Nokia 8 Sirocco launched, here are the features and prices

Nokia 8 Sirocco launched, here are the features and prices

HMD Global on Wednesday announced the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 2018 and Nokia 8 Sirocco for the Indian market.

Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt memory.

Nokia 6, HMD Global's best selling mid-range smartphone from 2017, will be phased out eventually, Times Now has learnt from official sources. The pricing and availability of all the four mobile phones will be known tomorrow. All three new Nokia smartphones are part of the Android One programme, and will receive quick Android updates. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details.

Nokia 6 is the phone that will help the brand garner the likes of its predecessor.

And the time is ripe for such a phone. The phone also features Pro camera, which allows you full control over advanced settings. The Nokia 6 (2018) was also launched at the event, as was was the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Although you don't necessarily need to use that since the Nokia 7 Plus also has a face unlock option.

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With the new Nokia 8110, HMD Global is continuing to bring back the nostalgic moments of older Nokia devices. Built from single solid block of aluminium, the new Nokia 6 is offered in 3 colour options - Blue, Black Copper and Iron Gold. It will be available from May this year and will be costing less than Euro 79.

The display size is 6.01-inch made out of AMOLED supporting QHD resolution with Gorilla Glass 5 grade, so that's some toughness there. On the connectivity front, it features WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+ and dual-SIM support. The specs sheet confirm in-glass fingerprint sensor for Nokia 9, Snapdragon 845 as well as triple rear cameras with a 41MP primary sensor. It measures 133.45 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm and weighs 117 grams.

HMD Global's new phones may seem expensive as compared to what is being offered in the market, but they have a bunch of things going for them. We will continue to keep track of the developments surrounding the launch of new Nokia smartphones. The device will be shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo OS out-of-the-box.

Well, nearly all the smartphones nowadays feature dual cameras, and there's nothing special right?

Inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 Sirocco's elegant design and compact style is the ideal blend of precise craftsmanship and purposeful innovation. In simple words, even if you accidentally drop the Nokia 8 Sirocco in the toilet, it will work just fine. It packs 3260mAh battery with fast charging and Qi Wireless Charging. The phone will be available via Flipkart, Nokia mobile shop, and offline retail stores.

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Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ panel having an aspect ratio of 18:9. On the back, the device comes with ceramic coating. The Android Oreo (Go)-powered device, priced at Rs 5,499 is targeted at entry-level smartphone buyers. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. The internal storage capacity of the device is 64GB which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

The 41-megapixel sensor is said to feature 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, a wide-angle lens, and a variable aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4. The Nokia 7 Plus also comes with a dual camera setup on the back, and Carl ZEISS optics.

The Nokia 9 would have five high-performance microphones capable of recording audio in 24-bit.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is yet another Android One smartphone announced by HMD Global at this year's MWC. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass protecting it against minor scratches.

Moving on, the Nokia 7 Plus Android One has Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood running the show that's mated to 4 GB of RAM. There is no 3.5mm Audio jack on this device. The Nokia 6 is now available on Amazon India for Rs 12,999, after receiving a discount of Rs 500 as opposed to its previous retail price of Rs 13,499.

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