Nokia phones to expand to high-end while also striking nostalgia chord

Posted March 02, 2018

HMD Global also launched the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 8810 4G at the Nokia Mobile launch event.

Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include a premium Android smartphone, their first, and a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone.

HMD Globals is also going to launch Nokia 8 sirocco sporting a 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution 3D glass OLED display. The device unites a 2,5D display with damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The native storage of 8 GB can further be expanded with the help of a microSD card slot.

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By shipping with Android Oreo out of the box, users can enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use. The handset has a single 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture - unlike the dual rear camera setup-featuring Nokia 7 Plus. The phone also features an 8 Megapixel of front facing camera as selfie shooter camera with fixed focus.

The 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 Plus ideal for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment.

Unfortunately, the 3.5mm headphone jack is gone. It has 2 mics for better communication.

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The Nokia 7 Plus is backed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, optimised and integrated for maximum performance and battery life. According to the company, it offers 16 hours of talk time, and up to 507 hours of standby time which is indeed a good capacity compare to other same range of smartphones. Rs. 5,500). Following this, there are media reports tipping that the Nokia 1 Android Go smartphone might be released in India in early April and might cost around Rs. 5,000.

An Android smartphone which is known for being nearly impossible to fold or bend by hand, has been added to Nokia's line-up.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco delivers powerful storytelling features including enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and carefully tuned acoustics with Nokia spatial audio. It will be available in Black Copper, White Iron and Blue Gold color options. On Sunday, it unveiled two new models plus refreshed versions of three phones first launched a year ago.

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