HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia smartphones, has announced that it is holding a launch event on 4th April in India. It has already started sending out media invites, which reads – “We welcome you to Explore. Express. Create. Reimagine. We welcome you to discover the N-powered city of tomorrow.”
At the launch event, the Finland-based company is expected to launch its recently unveiled smartphone, which includes Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco Edition. This is in line with our previous report which said that Nokia will bring its Nokia 7 Plus smartphone in the Indian market in early April.
Both the devices — Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco edition were announced at Mobile World Congress along with Nokia 8110 4G and Nokia 1. However, HMD Global has already launched Nokia 1 Android Go edition smartphone in the Indian market.
The Nokia 7 Plus features a 6-inch Full HD+ FullView display with 2160 × 1080 pixels screen resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass cover with a Gorilla Glass 3 shield on top. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, along with 4GB RAM.
There’s 64GB of internal storage with support for microSD card slot for expanding storage capacity. Further, the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back for added security.
The phone has a dual camera setup — 12MP primary shooter with f/1.75 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size with ZEISS optics and a secondary 13MP snapper with 1.0µm pixel size, F2.6 aperture with ZEISS optics. On the front, it features a 16MP snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
On the other hand, the Nokia 8 Sirocco edition is the most premium phone from HMD Global so far. It flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD pOLED display with 2560×1440 pixels screen resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, along with 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone also has IP67 water-and-dust certification.
The phone features a 12 MP primary shooter with 2L7 wide-angle lens, 1.4um pixel size, f/1.7 aperture along with a 13MP secondary snapper with a 3M3 Telephoto lens, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.6 aperture. On the front, it sports a 5MP camera with 1.4um pixel size.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco runs on Android Oreo operating system and is powered by a 3,260mAh battery having fast-charging support as well as Qi Wireless Charging support. Both Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco edition are part of Android One program, ensuring faster software updates and monthly security patches.