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HMD Global, the new home of Nokia brand, has graced an eve at the ongoing MWC 2018 by introducing the Nokia 2018 lineup including four new Android smartphones along with a feature one. The Finnish tech brand comes up with its latest flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco, mid-range Nokia 7 Plus & New Nokia 6 and a low-end Nokia 1. The feature phone Nokia 8110 revamps itself being equipped with 4G connectivity.

HMD Global also announces to become the first global partner offering full suite of devices selected into the Android One programme by Google. All such devices are expected to feature a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience in the end. Three of the newly launched Nokia smartphones – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6 have joined the Android One family.

With a pure Android installation, Nokia smartphones will now come with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up the battery life or slow them down. By shipping with Android Oreo out of the box, you’ll be able to 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.

Let’s have a quick walk through of new Nokia smartphones of 2018 while detailed reviews will follow in a day or two:

Nokia 8 Sirocco

nokia-8-siroccoHMD Global has introduced another flagship device dubbed as Nokia 8 Sirocco to its lineup that features enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and carefully tuned acoustics with Nokia spatial audio. All this makes the device an ultra-compact powerhouse and one of the HMD Global’s most beautiful smartphones to date.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is just 2mm thick having curved glass finish surrounded by a stainless-steel frame promising Nokia’s durability and beauty. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch curved edge-to-edge pOLED 2K panel at the front with smaller bezels and molded body curves to create an ultra-compact profile.

HMD Global claims that the stainless steel frame introduced with Nokia 8 Sirocco is 2.5 times stronger than 6,000 series aluminium whereas the 3D Corning Gorilla Glass is strong enough to withstand everyday knocks of the daily life.

The dual rear sensors introduced with Nokia 8 Sirocco are made by ZEISS optics that offer an ultra-sensitive, wide angle primary camera with an emphasis on low-light performance. There is also a secondary 13MP shooter with 2x optical zoom on the front for making video calls and snapping beautiful selfies.

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design: Fingerprint scanner, IP 67 certified – dust and splash resistant
  • Display: 5.5″ IPS LCD with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution (~534 ppi density)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Card slot: yes, by up to 256GB
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP (f/1.75, 1.4 µm) + 13 MP (f/2.6, 1.0 µm), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 3,260 mAh with Quick Charge 4.0

Nokia 7 Plus

nokia-7-plusThe Nokia 7 Plus comes with 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display having curved and slim edges offering a real full-screen experience in a comfortable and neat package. The device suits good for browsing, social media engagements, gaming and watching entertainment stuff.

HMD Global has packed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset under the hood to power up the device under optimized and integrated environment to ensure maximum performance and battery life. The smartphone is equipped with an optimized and powerful 3,800 mAh battery unit to keep Nokia 7 Plus delivering its best for two days.

The Nokia 7 Plus is made to capture moments of life with its optical hardware and imaging algorithms ready to share with others or store in a safe place. The smartphone features the trendy dual 12MP sensors at the rear offered by ZEISS optics enriched with Dual-Sight features. The wide-angle primary shooter ensures better results in low-light as well as extra-bright conditions. For selfie enthusiasts, Nokia 7 Plus offers another 13MP sensor on the front that delivers 2 x optical zoom for the snaps.

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (Cat.6)
  • Display: 6-inch, 18:9, Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution IPS LCD (~403 ppi density)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP (f/1.75, 1.4 µm) + 13 MP (f/2.6, 1.0 µm), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Secondary Camera: 16 MP, Carl Zeiss optics,
  • Battery: 3,800 mAh, 18W fast-charging

New Nokia 6

new-nokia-6As the name implies, the New Nokia 6 is a successor of the best-selling Nokia 6 of the last year that offers even more powerful performance and new features in a more compact and durable body. That is done with the 6,000 series aluminium uniboday machined with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. Moreover, the Corning Gorilla Glass offers damage resistance to the 2.5D display panel.

The New Nokia 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor that makes it 60% faster than its predecessor. The smartphone offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo.

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; dual SIM
  • Display: 5.5-inch FullHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal: 32/64GB
  • Card slot: yes, up to 256GB
  • Primary Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0 µm), phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP AF, 1080P
  • Battery: 3,000mAh, fast charging

Nokia 1

nokia-1Another device dubbed as Nokia 1 runs Android Oreo Go Edition under the hood that is a special version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less. The Nokia 1 is designed to offer smooth and responsive user experience with full access to the Google Play Store so you can find all your favourite apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and many more highlighting apps that are optimised for Android Oreo Go edition.

Durability, being the trademark for Nokia smartphones, can be felt on Nokia 1; thanks to two-tone polycarbonate cover that is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design. Featuring the ‘Nokia smile’ in a fresh new package, you can give your Nokia 1 a makeover thanks to the popular Xpress-on covers, available in a range of vibrant colors.

  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6737M
  • OS: Android 8 (Go Edition)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G VoLTE.
  • Display: 4.5-inch IPS LCD with 450 x 854 resolution
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal: 8GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Primary Camera: 5MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Secondary Camera: 2MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Battery: 2,150 mAh

Nokia 8110

nokia-8110HMD Global has just revamped the legendary Nokia 8810 with the same curved slider design adding 4G connectivity to meet today’s standards. The new device features tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls, as well as an addictive helicopter style spin on its axis.

Moreover, Nokia 8110 also delivers VoLTE calling. You can even have an access to the dedicated app store for favourites like Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and many more. You can also send/ receive emails, import your contacts and sync your calendar events with Outlook and Gmail with a feature phone.

  • OS: Smart Feature OS
  • Screen size: 2.4-inch
  • Resolution: 160×120 pixels
  • CPU: Qualcomm 205
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 1,500mAh