HMD Global has launched its 2018 lineup of Nokia phones in India, which includes the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and the New Nokia 6 or the Nokia 6 (2018). The company has priced its Nokia 8 Sirocco at Rs 49,999 and it will be up for pre-orders starting April 20 from Flipkart and go on sale from April 30. The Nokia 7 Plus costs Rs 25,999 and can be pre-booked via Amazon from April 20 and will be available for purchase from April 30. The New Nokia 6 is priced at Rs 16,999 and it will go on sale offline from select retailers and online via the company’s Mobile Shop from April 6. The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes in Black colour whereas the Nokia 7 Plus will be available in Black Copper and White Copper colour models. The New Nokia 6 comes in Blue Gold, Black and Silver White colour variants. There will also be a special cashback offer on all the smartphones.
For launch offers, Airtel customers buying the Nokia 8 Sirocco will get an additional overall data benefit of 120GB. The telcos' prepaid customers will receive an additional 20GB data on the first 6 recharges of Rs 199 or Rs 349, whereas Airtel postpaid customers will get an extra 20GB per month on the Rs 399 or Rs 499 plan for six months. With the Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6 (2018), Airtel customers can get Rs 2,000 cashback. Customers can buy the three Nokia smartphones with a zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit. Their subscription to the Airtel TV app will also be extended till December 31, 2018, for free and ICICI bank will offer a 5 percent cashback till May 31, 2018. There is a Rs 2,200 cashback on the Nokia 1 smartphone for Jio users.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is made using a stainless steel frame and sports a dual-glass design, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and the company says covers 95 percent of the phone. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It’s IP67 water and dust resistant as well and features a 5.5-inch QHD POLED display. On the rear, it’s equipped with a 12MP + 13MP dual-rear camera with a wide-angle and a telephoto lens respectively. The phone runs on the Android One program and is powered by a 3260 mAh battery, which can be wirelessly charged.
The Nokia 7 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 4GB RAM and features a 6-inch FHD+ display with a taller 18:9 aspect ratio. On the rear, it features a 12MP wide-angle and a 13MP telephoto lens dual-rear cameras and comes with a 16MP front-facing camera, both cameras are made with Zeiss lens. It is powered by a 3800mAh battery.
The New Nokia 6 or the Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 3GB RAM. It sports a 16MP camera on the rear and comes with an 8MP sensor at the front. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports wireless charging as well.
The three aforementioned smartphone comes with the Nokia Pro camera mode, which allows users to see the changes made by tweaking settings before capturing an image. They also feature a ‘Bothie’ feature, which allows capturing photos and videos using both the front and rear camera at the same time, and the devices also come with an AI Imaging mode.
The Nokia 1 was also demoed at the launch today, which was made available for purchase in India last week. The device sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. It packs a 2150mAh battery and runs on Google’s lightweight Android Oreo (Go Edition) OS, which is optimised for phones with low-end specifications. It is priced at Rs 5,499 in India and comes with Xpress-On removable covers, which can be purchased separately for Rs 450.