Today, Nokia launched its new smartphones in India which were announced at the Mobile World Congress in February. The phones that the company launched today include Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. At the launch event, the CMO of HMD Global said that India is one of the most important markets for Nokia and HMD Global. Ajey Mehta, the VP and Country head, India, said – “It has been an extremely interesting and exciting journey. We didn’t even have an office when we started. We had to start our manufacturing.”
Since we are already aware of the specifications of all the phones that launched today, it is the pricing that everyone was waiting to know. It won’t be wrong to say that the company missed the chance to surprise those who were waiting for the phones to launch in India at a great price. The phones at somewhat overpriced if we consider the specifications they offer.
NOKIA 6 (2018)
The Nokia 6 (2018) is the upgraded version of the last year’s Nokia 6 which was not too great regarding the specifications but featured the best build quality in its price range. With the 2018’s Nokia 6, there is now a much powerful Snapdragon 630 processor. There is still a 16:9 panel on the front but this time, the fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear. Here is a quick overview of the specifications –
- 5.5-inch Full-HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 Processor
- 4GB RAM
- 32/64GB internal storage
- Expandable up to 128GB
- 16MP f/2.0 rear camera and 8MP f/2.0 front camera
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- USB Type-C
- 3,000mAh battery
Nokia has launched the 2018’s Nokia 6 in India at a price of Rs 16,999. It will be available on Amazon India and offline Nokia stores from April 6.
NOKIA 7 PLUS
The Nokia 7 Plus is surely the smartphone that most of us were waiting for. It was supposed to be the best mid-range smartphone but looking at the price that the company has launched the phone for, it seems there are now better options for a lower price. As per the specifications, the Nokia 7 Plus has a 6-inch 18:9 Full-HD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor which is undoubtedly the best mid-range chipset. With a large 3,800mAh battery under the hood, the phone can easily last a full day with high usage. Here is the overview of the specifications –
- 6-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Snapdragon 660 Processor
- 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
- Expandable Up to 256GB
- Dual Rear cameras – 12 MP 1.4µm f/1.75 2PD with ZEISS optics & 13 MP 1.0µm f/2.6 with ZEISS optics.
- 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics
- 3,800mAh bug battery under the hood
- Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, Fast Charging, Android One etc
Nokia 7 Plus has been launched in India for Rs 25,999 which means it is priced higher than expected. Looking at the Chinese pricing, it was expected that the phone would launch around Rs 23K, but for some reasons, the company launched it at a price of Rs 26K. In fact, the Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835 processor starts at Amazon for Rs 28K. Weird! Nokia 7 Plus will be available to pre-book from April 20 while the first sale is happening on April 30.
NOKIA 8 SIROCCO
The ‘Sirocco’ lineup was introduced with the Nokia 8800 Sirocco that launched way back in 2006. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the most beautiful Nokia phones that launched so far. It features a metal and glass design with the glass covering over 95% of the body. The display is curved on both side, just like Samsung flagships. As for the specifications, here is the quick overview –
- 5.5-inch pOLED Quad-HD Display (2560x1440p) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Snapdragon 835 Processor
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB ROM
- Dual Rear Cameras – 12 MP Wide (2L7, 1.4um, 2PD, f/1.7, FOV 78.2″) + 13 MP Tele (3M3, 1.0um, f/2.6, FOV47.3″)
- 5MP front camera
- 3260 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging
- USB Type-C, Fingerprint scanner, Wireless Charging, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is priced at Rs 49,999 and will be available from Flipkart and the offline stores from April 30. Pre-booking starts from April 20.
So, what are your views on the pricing of new Nokia phones? Do let us know via the comments section.