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Hands on: Nokia 8 Sirocco review

Nokia 6 (2017) gets price cut ahead of Nokia 6 (2018) launch: But is it worth it? Hands on: Nokia 8 Sirocco review
Allan Lindsey | 05 April, 2018, 01:37

"We are delighted to bring to India three new award-winning smartphones - Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6 - each with a very distinct proposition and catering to different consumer segments & price-points", Pranav Shroff, Director, Global Portfolio Strategy & Planning, HMD Global, told reporters here. One can say Nokia is back at what it used to do well- Connecting People! The new Nokia 6 will be available at zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit. The distributor will also be the fulfilling partner for the enterprise customers HMD plans to sign on, as it ventures into the new space of selling phones to corporates. As a result it looks much smaller (148.3mm x 73.4mm) in size.Unlike the Moto X4 which come with IP68 rating and can withstand water up to depth of 1.5 metres, the Nokia 7 Plus and Honor V10 do not provide protection against water.

The phone will be available in black/copper and white/copper colour combinations.

Available in black, consumers can pre-book their Nokia 8 Sirocco starting April 20 from Nokia's online store, Flipkart.com and select retail outlets.

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"We expect to be among the top three smartphone players and top feature phone player by 2020-21", he said when asked about how long it would take for Nokia to regain market leadership. The pre-bookings for the phone will start on April 20 at leading offline retailers like Croma, Reliance Digital and more. It will hit the shelves on April 30. The smartphone features a Curved edge-to-edge 5.5-inch pOLED 2K display.

Nokia 7 Plus flaunts a 6 inch full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display and is equipped with Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash storage that can be further expanded by up to another 256GB using microSD card slot.

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While the company declined to comment on India sales, Mehta said India was among the top three markets for HMD in terms of value and volume.

Round the front, you get a 5MP camera meant for selfies and video calls.

On the front, the phone sports a 5 MP camera with an aperture rate of f/2.0. There is also a rear mounted fingerprint sensor with which users will be able to unlock the device. The phone could support an in-glass fingerprint reader, G-sensor, e-Compass, Gyro, Hall sensor, and Barometer. Other highlights of the new Nokia 6 are 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, 16MP camera at the rear, 8MP front camera and 3000mAh battery life. Nokia 8 Sirocco sports a dual rear camera setup with 12MP (wide) with 13MP (telephoto) sensors.

The dual rear camera setup features a dual-tone LED flash as well as Zeiss optics, making it in fact completely identical to the Nokia 7 Plus that was also unveiled at the event. Besides this, the smartphone's battery has Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support. Out of the box, you will get Stock Android Oreo Operating System with assured periodical updates under Android One program.

The phone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU and 6GB DDR4X RAM. That's surprising as nearly all other recently launched flagships of other brands are shipped with Snapdragon 845 SoC. The other features of the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and fingerprint scanner.

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