After the long wait, HMD Global, the maker of the Nokia smartphones is back for its launching spree. Last year they launched a total of 11 smartphones and shipped 70 million Nokia products. This year is no different, and the company starts this year product line up by launching Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco at the MWC 2018 event at Barcelona, Spain. Let’s take a look at these smartphones.
Nokia 1 is a budget segment smartphone that ships with Android Oreo (Go Edition). It features a 4.5-inch WVGA display of a resolution of 450 x 854 pixels and powered by a 1.1 GHz Quad-core chipset coupled with a 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.
The device offers a 5 MP rear camera while offering a 2 MP camera on the front. It is backed by a 2150 mAh battery and comes with swappable back covers as part of company’s Xpress-On trading filing. It has a price tag of $85 (Rs 5,500 approx.) and will be the first to launch in India. It will arrive sometime in April this year.
Nokia 6 (2018)
After its launch in China last month, HMD has launched the Nokia 6 (2018) globally. It is a mid-range segment smartphone and offers decent specs. It features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of FHD (1980 x 1080 pixels). It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset coupled with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal space.
The smartphone offers a rear camera of 16 MP and a front 8 MP for video calling and selfies. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery with support for wireless charging alongside the standard charging. The smartphone comes in three colour options and features Face Unlock capabilities. It is available globally around April and comes with a price tag of 279 Euro (Rs 22,200 approx). The smartphone will come to the India subcontinent around end May-June with an additional 3GB/32GB variant according to Ajay Mehta Vice President India of HMD Global.
Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus is the company’s first 18:9 smartphone with a 6-inch display with a resolution of FHD (1980 x 1080 pixels). It is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset along with Adreno 612 GPU coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal space.
The Nokia 7 Plus is a gorgeous smartphone that comes in different shades for the camera module. It has a fingerprint sensor at the rear. In the optics department, the smartphone features a dual camera setup at the back of 13 MP and a front 16 MP camera sensor. The device also offers a Pro camera and all the Nokia devices with Zeiss optics will have this feature. Additionally, there is also a new Nokia Imaging Suite feature which is the company’s reply to Artificial Intelligence aided selfies. It runs Android 8.0 and is backed by a 3,800 mAh battery.
The smartphone comes with a price tag of 399 Euro (Rs 31,000 approx) and will be available globally around April. It is expected to come to India around end May-June.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
The last smartphone in the list is a flagship smartphone with a stainless steel body with diamond cuts and a fingerprint sensor at the rear. It features a 5.50-inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (1440 x 2560 pixels). It is powered by a 1.9 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
It offers a dual camera setup at the rear of 13 MP camera sensor and a front 5 MP wide angle (84-degree) camera lens for video calling and selfies. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by 3260 mAh battery. It also boasts IP68 water and dust certification and wireless charging support.
It comes with a price tag of 749 Euro (Rs 60,000 approx) and will come to the Indian market around May.
As for the recent developments, HMD Global also launched the banana-shaped Nokia 8110 4G and fixed a deal with Google that will join all the Nokia smartphones with Google’s Android One program, making this the biggest deal in the history of Android ever.