Nokia 8 Sirocco launched, here are the features and prices

Posted April 05, 2018

After launching the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 a year ago, the company has now launched four new Android smartphones that were announced just last month, during Mobile World Congress 2018.

Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will be available for pre-book starting April 20 while Nokia 6 will be available to the customers starting April 6. Out of the box, you will get Stock Android Oreo Operating System with assured periodical updates under Android One program. And as the experience is unadulterated, they are able to tune the performance better than any other smartphone maker which customises software.

The Nokia 6 (2018) features the same design scheme as last years Nokia 6, with the exception of shifting the fingerprint sensor to the back. It has a 5.5 inch FullHD IPS LCD screen (1920×1080) and has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The two-tone colour schemes add a touch of class to the device. It has 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage with option to expand storage up to 256GB with microSD. Optics on the handset include a dual-lens 12MP+13MP primary camera setup and a 5MP front-facing shooter. Powering the package is a 3000 mAh battery. Surprisingly, though, the phone comes preloaded with Android 8.0. All of this is backed by 3000mAh battery with fast charging support that promises to deliver up to 16 hours of talk time and up to 507 hours of standby time. This is the first Nokia smartphones to offer the new thin bezel design.

If one looks at devices in this price segment, then there is a reality at play. The price of Nokia 8 Sirocco will be Rs 49,999 for Nokia 8 Sirocco. Overall the device feels bold and Nokia claims to have built the device from a single block of aluminum for extra durability. The screen is protected by 3D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 toughened glass on the top. Samsung Galaxy S9 has a single 12-megapixel camera but it comes with mechanically adjustable aperture, which can automatically switch to f/1.5 for low-light snaps and to f/2.4 for daytime shots. Under the hood, the phone gets powered by Snapdragon 630 processor, up from last year's Snapdragon 400 chipset. This Android 8.0 Oreo based smartphone houses a 3800mAh battery with fast charging support and a fingerprint scanner mounted on its rear.

Whether or not the phone overs value for money at Rs 25,999 in yet to be seen. Here is the information on the specs, features and pricing of the newly announced Nokia phones.

There is no denying that Nokia's new flagship for 2018, despite retaining the generation-old Snapdragon 835 SoC, is a definite upgrade on the model from 2017.

On purchasing the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Airtel prepaid users can avail 20GB of additional data on the first six recharges of Rs 199 or Rs 349.

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Though the company insists on calling this a special edition phone from the Nokia 8 lineup, in all honesty, it is a completely new phone.

As for the Nokia 8 Sirocco, it sports a 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It also supports Qi wireless charging, and IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.

As for camera optics, the dual camera setup comes with a 12 MP camera sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 13 MP telephoto camera sensor with a f/2.6 aperture for 2x optical zoom.

But that's where the fun ends. On the front, it features a 5-megapixel camera for selfies.

HMD global, the official licensee of Nokia smartphones, is getting aggressive in the Indian market.

Will the phones work for India? At the launch event in New Delhi, HMD Global also announced the launch of the Nokia Mobile Shop - the company's online store for India.

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