Earlier this month, HMD Global had showcased five new smartphones which include Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco, and Nokia 8110 4G Feature Phone at Mobile World Congress Event (MWC) which was conducted in Barcelona in the month of February. At the time of showcasing the smartphones in MWC, the company reported that these five smartphones will unveil in India on 4th April.
Nokia 1 with Android Go Edition recently launched by HMD Global on 27th March in India at a price tag of Rs 5499. It is the first Nokia’s smartphone based on Google's new Android Oreo (Go Edition) platform.
Nokia 1 brings a 4.50-inch display along with the screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It is embedded with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.1Ghz paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage and supports memory card. Nokia runs on Android Oreo 8.1 Go edition. The smartphone supports dual sim, memory card, and 4G VoLTE connectivity. It is powered by a 2150 mAh removable battery.
Nokia 1 Android Oreo Go edition is equipped with Go version of Google apps such as Google Assistant Go, Google Files Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go. Users can download these apps either via Google apps or Android Go phone. It is available in two color options: warm red and dark blue.
The company has already sent invites to media for the launch event which is to be scheduled in New Delhi on 4th April where the company will unveil 2018 set of Nokia smartphone in the Indian market.
The sent media invite reads, “We welcome you to discover the N-powered city of tomorrow”, which strongly indicates that the company is likely to launch next set of Nokia-branded smartphones in India. The send media invites come with a mysterious message “We welcome you to Explore. Express. Create. Reimagine”.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global did not mention any specific deadlines for the new set of Nokia smartphones in India, he only provided the hint that it might be launched in the middle of 2018. It seems that the company has launched the smartphone earlier than expected. The company has recently launched the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go edition) on 27th March in India at a price tag of Rs 5,499.
Both Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco were previously showcased at MWC 2018 Event in Barcelona and comes with an improved camera features. The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a dual rear camera setup featuring a Zeiss lens which includes a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel secondary camera. Both of the smartphones feature an electronic image stabilization and support 2x optical zoom. Nokia 7 Plus sport a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, whereas Nokia 8 comes with a 5-megapixel front shooter for capturing selfies and video calling.
Nokia 7 Plus boasts a 6-inch Full HD+ display with an infinity display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. On another hand, Nokia 8 Sirocco brings a smaller 5.5-inch Quad HD display with the bezel-less display but offers 16:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, 128GB inbuilt storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Apart from these two smartphones, HMD Global might also launch Nokia 6 (2018) at an event in New Delhi. As the name suggests, the Nokia 6 (2018) is a modified version of last year Nokia 6 which was launched in China in January 2018. Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage that can be further extended up to 128GB via memory card. The fingerprint scanner is positioned on the rear panel of the smartphone and it also comes with a Bothie feature to click photos from the rear as well as front cameras.
In terms of optics, the smartphone gets a 16-megapixel rear camera along with Zeiss lens features a dual-tone LED flash, an aperture of f/2.0 and PDAF. For the selfie snapper, the smartphone sport an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0. From the connectivity options, the smartphone includes Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It packs 3000mAh battery dimensions are 148.8x75.8x8.15mm.