• Nokia 8 Sirocco priced at Rs 49,999
  • Sirocco comes with a p-OLED display
  • Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 mid-range phones

HMB Global hosted an event today in Delhi to launch its three new Android phones in the Indian market. The Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available to buy from this month only. The Nokia 6 will be available from April 6 for Rs 16,999 and can be bought via both online and offline channels. The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco however will be available for pre booking from April 20 and will go on sale from April 30. The 7 and the 8 will fetch a price of Rs 25,999 and Rs 49,999 respectively.

All the three phones are Android One branded and will receive constant Android and especially security updates for at least two years. All the three phones are to have face recognition and a Pro mode on the camera.

Nokia 8 Sirocco is made out of a single block of stainless steel as is claimed by the manufacturer and is the new flagship phone of the company. Sirocco sports a 5.5-inch qHD p-OLED bezel-less display and has dual curved edges. The phone also has 3D Gorilla Glass on the front. It will come fitted with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 3260mAh battery. Sirocco also has a 5MP front camera and has a 13MP Zeiss lens on the primary camera and 12MP with 2x optical zoom on the secondary lens.

Nokia 7 Plus is a mid-range smartphone and will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and a two-day battery life. The phone has an edge-to-edge display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has dual-rear cameras at the back with a triple Zeiss lens.

Nokia 6 (2018) however is a within the budget phone but still ticks a lot of boxes. This edition of the Nokia 6 will with an improved Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. This will make the phone perform faster and better by leaps and bounds as compared to its predecessor Nokia 6 (2017). The phone features a 16MP camera at the back and an 8MP camera in the front. The manufacturer had further given a Bothie feature (to be able to use both the front and the rear camera at the same time) while giving support for 4K video recording. A no portrait mode could be a downer though.

All the three phones go on sale soon. But in addition to this, HMD Global has launched its Nokia Mobile Shop, which is Nokia’s very own online store for selling its phones to the consumers. As put by HMD Global India’s Country Manager Ajey Mehta, ‘We are deepening our relationship with e commerce players, retailers,’.

The phones will be available to buy from Nokia’s Mobile Shop, Amazon.in and from retailers like Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, Croma and Reliance. On Sirocco, ICICI bank will offer a 5% cashback till May 31, 2018 and Airtel customers will get 120GB extra data. Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 buyers will be given cashback offer of Rs 2000, but it is available only for Airtel customers.

The wait is almost over. Few more days and you will get your Nokia.


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