Nokia today announced 3 new smartphones in the Indian market. The launch kicked off with a live performance of the iconic Nokia tune. The smartphone launches started off with the New Nokia 6, then moving on to Nokia 7 Plus and finally the Nokia 8 Sirocco. There was also the mention of Nokia 1 which runs on Android Go.
Unlike the MWC event, the employees didn’t look to be in a hurry. They took plenty of time to talk about the Nokia brand, the current state of their sales and marketing and also their future ambitions. It is a decent watch and if you are a Nokia fan, then you should go ahead and watch the video recording since not everything can be covered here.
New Nokia 6 (2nd Gen/ 6.1/ 2018)
Nokia Mobile India announced the new Nokia 6 which is also known as the Nokia 6 2018, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6 2nd Gen. The device will be available from 6th of April at offline stores for a price of 16,999. The device will also be sold at the Nokia online shop. Here’s a quick overview of the device:
- 6000-series aluminum
- Dual tone anodizing process.
- Snapdragon 630 processor
- 32GB storage, 3GB RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD display
- Fast charging (50% in less than 30 mins)
- Comes with Zeiss optics and Bothie support
Nokia 7 Plus
The 7 Plus was probably the most awaited smartphone from Nokia. Nokia has decided to sell the phone for a price of Rs. 25,999. There will be a few cashback offers available which can pull down the effective cost of the device. The Nokia 7 Plus will be up for pre-order on 20th of April. The actual delivery and availability will start from 30th of April.
Nokia 7 Plus will be available via offline stores, Amazon India and at the Nokia online shop. This confirms the earlier info that the Nokia 7 Plus will be exclusive to Amazon. Here’s a quick overview of the 7 Plus:
- A single block of 6000-series aluminum
- Flagship grade imaging with Nokia Pro Cam
- Snapdragon 660
- 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
- Large screen experience (6-inch; 18:9) in a comfortable size
- Zeiss optics and Bothie support
- 3800mAh Battery
- Black copper and White copper
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco is the priciest offering from Nokia. While it is a certain design masterpiece, the pricing of Rs. 49,999 might not be too easy to justify. The device will be put up for pre-orders starting April 20th. It will be available for purchase from 30th of April.
Nokia 8 Plus will be sold exclusively at Flipkart. It will also be available via Nokia shop and offline stores. Here’s a quick overview:
- 3-D vacuum molded Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back
- A single block of stainless steel (2.5x strength of Aluminum)
- Snapdragon 835 processor
- 5.5-inch QHD display
- 128GB storage, 6GB RAM
- Wireless charging
- IP-67 dust and water resistance
- Zeiss Optics, Nokia Spacial Audio
Face Unlock, Pro Cam, AI Imaging and others
Nokia also announced a few other things such as:
Face Unlock which will be included with the new Nokia phones allowing the user to seamlessly unlock and use his phone without needing to use the fingerprint or PIN.
Nokia Pro Cam which will allow the user to manually control the aperture, ISO, and other things. ,
AI Imaging to adjust the camera automatically so that the output images are perfect
Nokia Blue color will be making its return in the product packaging, promo materials, Nokia Mobile care and retail store ambiance
Sponsorship of IPL team, KKR – Ajey Mehta also took time to tell the world about the same. A video from Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of KKR was played. SRK welcomed the return of Nokia and thanked their trust in the team.