Will focus on expanding Nokia portfolio, retail presence in India: HMD Global

08 April, 2018, 02:48 | Author: Joshua Bennett
  • Nokia 9 Latest Leak Reveals Triple Camera Setup, Snapdragon 845 and More Killer Specs

HMD Global is scheduled to launch new smartphones at a launch event to be held in New Delhi at 12 PM today.

Earlier last week, HMD Global - the official licensee for Nokia brand of phones - launched the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in India with a price tag of ₹5499. It would be available to purchase through the offline retail channel and the Nokia Mobile Store.

Answer: The smartphone comes with only 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The front camera is a 16megapixel unit which comes with an f/2.0 aperture, which in our experience performed well.

The company's affordable entry-level Nokia 1 and larger Nokia 7 Plus will launch in Malaysia on the 10th of April 2018 (that's next Tuesday!). Of the three models launched, Nokia 8 Sirocco is the most expensive one.

The smartphones will be available from Rs 16,999 onwards. The smartphone will be available to pre-book from April 20 onwards, available in Black colour.

Built in aluminium, the smartphone carries a 6-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Falling in high-class smartphone range, Nokia 8 Sirocco, will be priced for Rs 49,999. The front hosts a 5MP selfie camera with fixed focus lens and f/2.0 aperture.

Some of the specs include a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM, Gorilla Glass 5, a triple camera setup, an IP68 rating, and an in-glass fingerprint reader. There are two cameras placed on the back of the phone, and they're not flush with the phone's back side.


It is backed by a non-removable 3000mAh which supports fast charging. The Zeiss-powered dual rear cameras click some good photos and being an Android One smartphone, means that you will get timely updates. Manufacturers say that Nokia 6 (2018) is more durable, made from a block of 6000 series aluminum, a 5.5-inch FHD (1080p) display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor.

Nokia 6 On the imaging front, the Nokia 6 features a 16MP rear camera with Carl ZEISS optics and dual-tone flash.

Since it features a Zeiss Optics Camera, it would be getting the Nokia pro camera app also.

The Nokia 9 will be a powerful mobile camera, as it will have a triple lens system, which the main wide-angle sensor is 41 MP, accompanied by a 20 MP lens and another monochrome 9.7 MP lens, although this information contradicts previous rumors, since it was speculated that the device will arrive with a penta-lens camera.

"We are delighted to bring to India three new award-winning smartphones - Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6 - each with a very distinct proposition and catering to different consumer segments & price-points", Pranav Shroff, Director, Global Portfolio Strategy & Planning, HMD Global, told reporters here. It bears a 3800mAh battery with fast charging.

The Nokia 7 Plus features a dual rear camera setup which includes a 12MP primary camera sensor along with a 13MP secondary camera lens with 2X optical zoom. Surprisingly, though, the phone comes preloaded with Android 8.0. Connectivity options includes- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and Global Positioning System.

It would ship with Android Oreo on-board.

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