HMD Global revived Nokia last year and launched almost 11 devices including Nokia 3310 and another Android-powered smartphone. Nokia sold 70 Million devices last year but still, when it came to market dominance, Nokia is still lacking somewhere. Already established brands (before Nokia) like Mi, Moto, Honor are doing great, especially in the budget segment. Mi is offering a great package of Specs and build quality at the best possible price.
In all that, Nokia is still struggling in creating the demand of Nokia phones in the Indian Market. While struggling in the cut edge competition, Nokia took a step ahead with Google and launched 3 Android One Smartphones in India.
Moreover, HMD Global also announced this year that all the upcoming Nokia phones are committed to Android One Program and with that, they will be able to roll out faster software updates.
Nokia launched 3 Android One Smartphones in India. Here is everything you wanted to know:
Nokia 8 Sirocco
First thing first, I really like the name. Just say it!
So, Nokia 8 Sirocco is a flagship Android Smartphone from Nokia. Nokia 8 has a 5.5-inch display with the resolution of 2,560 x 1440p and unlike other smartphones these days, Nokia 8 Sirocco retains the 16:9 Aspect Ratio. Nokia 8 is IP68 dust and water resistant and the phone is covered with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as on the back.
Under the hood, Nokia 8 Sirocco runs on Snapdragon 835 Processor, which is same as of Google Pixel 2 XL, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For the optics, Nokia 8 comes with 12MP dual cameras. The secondary rear camera is Telephotos camera lens with 2x Optical Zoom. Like always, this time also, Nokia 8 Sirocco is equipped with Carl Zeiss lens. For the front, there is a 5MP Carl Zeiss lens for selfies and stuff.
Apart from that, Nokia 8 supports Quick charge 4.0, Qi Wireless Charging, has a USB Type-C Gen 3.1, Bluetooth 5.0, IP68 Dust and Water Resistant and a powerhouse of 3,260mAh.
Nokia 8 can turn into a solid competition to OnePlus 6 which is about to come and also to Google Pixel 2 XL as both the smartphones have Stock Android and have almost similar specification but in a lower price than Pixel 2 XL. Nokia 8 Sirocco Priced at ₹49,999 in India.
Nokia 7 Plus
Here is another Android One Smartphone by Nokia. Nokia 7 Plus is way cheaper than Nokia 8 Sirocco. The Nokia 7 Plus is mid-range smartphone having thin bezel and 18:9 Aspect Ratio display. The Nokia 7 Plus has the 6-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) covered by Gorilla Glass 3. Like other HMD smartphones, Nokia 7 Plus is machined from the block of a series 6000 aluminum case with a ceramic coating at the back which looks just gorgeous.
Under the hood, Nokia 7 Plus runs on Snapdragon 660 along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is 12MP dual camera setup like Nokia 8 Sirocco but the front-facing camera in Nokia 7 Plus is of 16MP. Apart from that, you will get Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C Gen 2.0, and a 3800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.
Unfortunately, Nokia 7 Plus is not IP certified thus, no protection from Water or dust. Nokia 7 Plus can be a competition to Moto X4 and Honor V10. Available in Black & White color, Nokia 7 Plus priced at ₹25,999.
Nokia 6 2018
Nokia 6 is another Android One Smartphone from Nokia. Nokia launched Nokia 6 in 2017 which was powered by Snapdragon 430 but this time, Nokia 6 2018 is powered by Snapdragon 630 Processor.
Talking about the specs, the new Nokia 6 2018 has 5.5 inches Full HD display with the aspect ratio of 16:9. The new Nokia 6 2018 is a budget smartphone which is a great competition to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro and upcoming Moto G6. As this segment provides you a great choice of RAM & Storage, Nokia 6 2018 also comes in 2 variants. One with 3GB RAM and another with 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB Storage respectively.
Apart from that, Nokia 6 2018 equipped with a 16MP primary camera, 8MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging. HMD also claims that Nokia 6 takes just 30 minutes to charge from 0% to 50%.
This phone also Machined from the block of a series 6000 aluminum case with the two-tone anodized finish. The price for Nokia 6 2018 is set at ₹16,999.
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All the Nokia Smartphones mentioned above would run Stock Android as a part of Android One Program. Moreover, all the Nokia phones feature face unlock, AI-assisted camera features and a pro-mode.
Nokia Android One Smartphone Availability
The Nokia 6 2018 will go on sale from April 6th, 2018 on Amazon India. The pre-order of Nokia 7 Plus starting from April 20th, 2018 and sale from April 30th, 2018 on Amazon India as well as in the offline retail market.
Nokia 8 Sirocco will also go on sale from April 30th, 2018 but Nokia 8 would go on sale on Flipkart.
Soon you will be able to buy any Nokia smartphone from any corner of India.