Latest Nokia Phones – Nokia 3.1 Launched in India for Rs. 10,499

Latest Nokia Mobiles – Nokia 3.1, Nokia 8 Sirroco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 (2018) launched in India

Update – 20 July 2018 – Nokia has launched the latest  Nokia 3.1 phone in the Indian market. The phone was originally launched in Russia back in May 2018 and now the company has brought it to India.

Nokia 3.1 India Launch

The Nokia 3.1 will be available in the Indian market from 21st July 2018 and you can buy it both from the retail stores as well as online from the Paytm Mall.

The price of the phone is Rs. 10,499 and it comes with 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of Ram. It is available in Blue/Black/ White color options.

Highlight Features – Nokia 3.1

The key highlight of the phone is the presence of Android One certification that makes sure that you get monthly security patches for 3 years and also will get two major Android updates (Android P and Android Q).

Nokia 3.1

The mobile runs on the latest Android Oreo 8 out of the box and comes with stock Android Experience. Another top feature is the presence of 18:9 aspect ratio full view display. It comes with a 5.2 Inch HD+ (1440*720) pixels resolution display and even has the Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 3.1 

  • Processor – Mediatek 6750 With 1.5 Ghz Clock Speed (Octa-Core).
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM.
  • Storage – 16 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-sd card up to 128 GB.
  • Display – 5.2 Inch Display with HD+(1440*720 pixels resolution), 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • OS – Android Oreo – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Rear Camera – 13 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 8 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture and 84.6 degree view.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – No.
  • Battery Capacity – 2990 mAH.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • Micro-USB Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC – No
  • Color Options – Black, Copper, White, Iron
  • Thickness – 8.7 mm
  • Weight – 140 grams
  • Available From 21 July, 2018, on leading Stores.
  • Price – Rs. 10,499
  • Available on Amazon from 14th May 2018

LikePROS – Great Build and Design,  Android Oreo Stock Experience and Android One Phone.

Dislike Cons – Seems very expensive for the Specs, should cost Rs. 8,000. Low 16 GB storage and just 2 GB Ram. No fingerprint scanner, and a poor processor.

I would strongly suggest to stay away from this and explore more options in the 10k price range.

Also, Nokia has recently launched the Nokia (X5) 5.1 in China which the company may also bring to the Indian market.

Previous Phone Launches In India by Nokia.

April 2018 – Nokia has launched 3 new phones in the Indian market back on 4th April 2018. Now all the three phones are on sale in India, recently the Nokia 6.1 (2018) has gone on sale on 14th May 2018 on Amazon India for a price of Rs. 18,999.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 (2018), these were highly anticipated in the country obsessed with Nokia.

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The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the most premium of the three and costs a fortune, Rs. 49,999 and is available on Flipkart. The Nokia 7 Plus is a mid-range device and competes with the likes of Oppo F7, Vivo V9, Moto X4 and costs Rs. 25,999 in the market and is available on Amazon India.

Last but not the least, the new Nokia 6 (2018) costs Rs. 18,999 and competes with the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Notably, Nokia already has the Nokia 8 and Nokia 6 older versions available in the country but they never launched the Nokia 7 in India, despite there were rumors for its launch.

Let’s have a Look at the detailed Specs and Features of each latest Nokia phone in the line-up:

Nokia 6 (2018) – Price Rs. 18,999

Performance

For starters, the Nokia 6 comes with a more powerful processor in comparison to the Nokia 6 (2017). The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and the Adreno 508 GPU is a big upgrade over the Snapdragon 430 and the Adreno 505.

Design

The design is not a far cry from the existing Nokia 6 and comes with the same metallic build (6000 Series Aluminum body) that impressed us in the older phone.

At the back, there is a single rear camera with Zeiss lens and a circular fingerprint scanner.

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Display

The front side houses a 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with the 16:9 aspect ratio which seems old-fashioned in comparison to the voguish 18:9 aspect ratio display phones.

Camera

The rear camera uses a single lens that has a f/2.0 aperture and 16 Megapixel resolution and comes with 1-micron pixel size. The front selfie camera comes with an 8-megapixel lens with 1.12-micron pixel and f/2.0 aperture size.

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Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 6 (2018)

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (Octa-Core) Max Clock Speed 2.2 GHz, Adreno 508 GPU.
  • RAM – 4 GB RAM. (LPDDR4)
  • Storage – 64 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-sd card.
  • Display – 5.5 Inch Display with Full HD (1920*1080 pixels resolution), 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • OS – Android Oreo – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Rear Camera – 16 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 8 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back.
  • Battery Capacity – 3000 mAH.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • USB Type C Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC – YES
  • Color Options – Black, Copper, White, Iron
  • Thickness – 8.15 mm
  • Weight – N/A
  • Available From April 6, 2018, on leading Stores.
  • Price – Rs. 18,999
  • Available on Amazon from 14th May 2018

LikePROS – Great Build and Design, Better Performance with SD 630, NFC, USB Type C, Android Oreo Stock Experience

Dislike Cons – Seems expensive for the Specs, lack of FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Dual Cameras at the back would have been ideal. No mention of Fast Charging support.

Rest All looks Good for the Nokia 6 (2018).

Buy from Amazon

 

Nokia 7 Plus Price Rs. 25,999 (Mid-range Nokia Phone)

The Nokia 7 plus competes with the Huawei Honor View 10 and the Nokia 8 in the sub 30k price range.

There are other new options like the Vivo V9, Moto X4, Oppo F7 that you can compare the Nokia 7 Plus in the 20k to 30k price.

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The Nokia 7 Plus looks most exciting to me with adequate price and trendy features that we demand from the modern mid-range phones. For starters, it comes with Carl Zeiss Dual Rear camera setup and 18:9 aspect ratio FHD+ display.

The sale for the Nokia 7 Plus will start from 30th April 2018 on Amazon and other key retailers like Chroma, Reliance Digital, Poorvika and Sangeetha Mobile.

There are some useless launch offers which may not help reduce the price of 7 Plus in India.

Design & Display

Like the Nokia 6, it also comes with the premium metallic design made from aluminum 6000-grade material from a single block. The design is drool-worthy, and the 6-inch FHD+, 18:9 aspect ratio display with minimal bezels, adds to the style quotient.

Camera

What’s more, the rear camera comes with ultra-sensitive 12 Megapixel primary camera with 1.4-micron size and f/1.75 aperture.

The second camera in the dual camera assembly has 13 Megapixel resolution and is a telephoto lens that can provide optical Zoom of 2X and has a f/2.6 aperture.

Moreover, the rear camera is capable of clicking portrait shots and the bigger aperture also helps in capturing images in the low light conditions.

Additionally, there is a 16 Megapixel front selfie camera that offers f/2.0 aperture and comes with nifty AI features to add masks to selfies.

Performance

Lastly, it is a performance beast, as it runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor that offers faster performance even compared to the Snapdragon 636 used by Xiaomi in the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Another highlight is the massive 3800 mAH capacity battery that makes sure it runs all day without the need for charging.

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The Nokia 7 Plus looks most impressive of the new Nokia phones launched in India.

Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 7 Plus

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Octa-Core) Max Clock Speed 2.2 GHz, Adreno 512 GPU.
  • RAM – 4 GB RAM. (LPDDR4)
  • Storage – 64 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-sd card.
  • Display – 6.0 Inch Display with Full HD+ (2160*1080 pixels resolution), 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • OS – Android Oreo – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Dual Rear Camera – 12MP+13MP with f/1.75 and f/2.6 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 16 Megapixel Selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back.
  • Battery Capacity – 3800 mAH with fast charging support.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • USB Type C Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC – YES
  • Color Options – Black, Copper, White
  • Thickness – 8.00 mm
  • Weight – N/A
  • Available From April 30, 2018, on leading Stores.
  • Price – Rs. 25,999

LikePROS – Great Build and Design, FHD+ Bezel-less Display, Better Performance with SD 660, NFC, USB Type C, Android Oreo Stock Experience

Dislike Cons – Wish it would have been a little cheaper, but quality has a price.

Buy from Amazon

Nokia 8 Sirocco (Latest Flagship Nokia Phone)

What Does “Sirocco” mean – A hot wind often dusty or rainy.

That’s what Nokia plans to unleash on the rivals with the new most premium phone ever launched by the company.

The Sirocco costs Rs. 49,999 in the Indian market and is significantly expensive in comparison to the OnePlus 5T or the Huawei View 10.

Nokia-8-Sirocco

But it has a superb build quality and Nokia says it is 2.5 times stronger in comparison to the aluminum 6000 material used in the Nokia 7 Plus.

Moreover, it comes with a pOLED display, Wireless Charging and IP67 rating (dust and waterproof) features that are not present in the Oneplus 5T or other mid-range phones.

Camera

Apart from the exquisite design, it comes with a Dual rear camera at the back with Carl Zeiss Optics. The Dual rear camera uses a 12 Megapixel primary lens with f/1.75 aperture and 1.4-micron pixel size.

The secondary camera uses 13 Megapixel telephoto lens and can do a 2X optical Zoom. It has f/2.6 aperture size and comes with 1-micron pixel size.

What’s strange, the camera on the more expensive Nokia 8 Sirocco looks same as the Nokia 7 Plus that costs almost half.

Also, the front camera comes with a meager 5 Megapixel lens and has 1.4-micron pixel size. Seems like a downgrade in comparison to the 16 Megapixel camera on the Nokia 7 Plus.

Performance

Unlike the Samsung S9 (US) that comes with the latest SD 845, the Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with the Snapdragon 835 processor. The SD 835 is now almost a year old and most next-gen flagships that will arrive in the coming months will offer the Snapdragon 845 processor that is significantly faster.

Latest Nokia Phones

The Nokia 8 Sirocco looks expensive and lacks 18:9 display and comes with same camera as 7 Plus.

Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 8 Sirocco

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Octa-Core) Max Clock Speed 2.35 GHz, Adreno 540 GPU.
  • RAM – 6 GB RAM. (LPDDR4)
  • Storage – 128 GB internal storage, non-expandable.
  • Display – 5.5 Inch pOLED panel with QHD Display (2560*1440 pixels resolution), 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • OS – Android Oreo – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Dual Rear Camera – 12MP+13MP with f/1.75 and f/2.6 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 5 Megapixel Selfie camera with 1.4-micron pixel size.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back.
  • Battery Capacity – 3260 mAH with fast charging support. Qi Wireless Charging Support.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • USB Type C Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC – YES
  • IP 67 Rating – Water and Dustproof.
  • Color Options – Black
  • Thickness – 7.5 mm
  • Weight – N/A
  • Available From April 30, 2018, on leading Stores.
  • Price – Rs. 49,999

LikePROS – Great Build and Design, Fast Performance with SD 835, NFC, USB Type C, Wireless Charging, Water and Dust resistant, Android Oreo Stock Experience

Dislike Cons – Exorbitant Price, lacks Snapdragon 845, Should have used better cameras than Mid Range Nokia 7 Plus, Fail to impress with the 2016ish 16:9 display.

Buy from Flipkart

Initial Thoughts

The Nokia 7 Plus is undoubtedly the silver lining in the new Nokia line-up, and I would recommend you to consider it, if you are looking for a phone in the 20k to 30k price range.

The Nokia 6 2018 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco misses on the essential features expected in the respective price range, and there are a lot of better alternatives that you can explore.

Source 1, Source 2, Source 3 – Official Nokia Website

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1 COMMENT

  1. The Nokia 7 Plus offers a pure Android experience which is parallel to an experience to what Google’s Pixel smartphones offer. The phone gives you a sense of confidence when it comes to performance as it just doesn’t fall short of what you can say a complete package. Many thanks for sharing this.

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