HMD Global has announced the new Nokia smartphone lineup for 2018 in India.

HMD Global has finally launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 6 (2018) in India, nearly a month after they were officially unveiled during MWC 2018.

Samsung led overall market with 24.7 per cent share in smartphone category and 20.5 per cent share in feature phone for 2017. HMD Global's Nokia unveiled a slew of devices earlier this year.


The Nokia 6 (2018) is the most affordable out of these three devices, though it comes with mid-range specifications, which are quite solid. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the companys first flagship for the year and not only brings an attractive glass design, but is also and Android One phone with top-notch hardware. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080x1920p) display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Dual-curved edge has been given in this display. The company has secured the phone's front display with 3D Gorilla Glass. The smartphone will be available to pre-book from April 20 onwards, available in Black colour.

Nokia 6 (2018) on the other hand, carries a price tag of Rs 16,999 and will be available from April 6 via Nokia Mobile Shop and select mobile stores. Here are some frequently asked questions about Nokia 8 Sirocco and their answers along with the pros & cons of the device.

- Both Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus are machined from a single block of series 6000 aluminium and sport copper accents around the camera and the frame, giving them an appealing look. In the photography department, Nokia 8 Sirocco sports a rear dual-camera setup which is a combination of 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel ZEISS cameras. Nokia 7 Plus has some eye-catching features. The Nokia 7 Plus features dual camera system powered by Carl Zeiss optics.


Answer: The smartphone comes with only 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. Airtel is offering cashback of Rs. 2,000 on purchase of the phone under the Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative.

Nokia 7 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 64 GB Storage, Android Orea and a 3800mAh battery. There is also presents a 16 MP front camera onboard. It also gets 16MP fixed sensor front camera with Zeiss optics for low light selfies. The battery pack of 3260mAh can be boosted up to 50% in 30 minutes using Fast Charger. Under the hood sits a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC which is upgraded from last year's Snapdragon 400. All new Nokia 6 consumers will also be eligible for a complimentary 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on opening the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it. The sensors are vertically stacked at the back the phone, right above the fingerprint sensor.

And last but not the least, it is the backing of Google, with a clean and user-friendly take on Android through its deep partnership with Android One that ensures users are always up to date with the latest features and security updates which have become increasingly more important in this day and age. Although Shroff confirmed the company will be discontinuing Nokia 6 from the markets, he did not confirm as to when exactly will this start happening.


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