In addition to announcing the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 4G at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 yesterday, HMD had also announced the Nokia 7 Plus, which we're here to take a closer look at.
Sometime in April, the company is releasing the Nokia 8 Sirocco Android-based phone, which is billed as an "ultra-compact powerhouse", featuring Zeiss optics in the camera and a 5.5 inch display.
The phone will run on Nokia's Smart Feature Operating System, which is built on KaiOS.
There is 4GB of internal storage, with MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
The iconic phone Nokia 8110 is priced at Euro 79 which is approximately equal to Rs.6,300 (excluding taxes).
HMD's strategy is to use distribution partnerships with 600 top mobile operators and retailers in selected markets around the world to offer reliable, affordable products with the latest innovations, plus monthly Google security updates on all phones. Android Go is basically a lightweight, striped down version of Android One, which comes bundled with lightweight version of popular apps (like Assistant Go, Gmail Go, Maps Go etc.) and is intended for phones with 1GB or 512 MB RAM. You know - the one with the keypad cover that slides down at the press of a button. The company may announce the color variants of this phone on a later date. It is powered by a 1500 mAh battery for instant energy as a banana would provide, and promises a whopping 25 days of standby time.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an upgraded version of the flagship launched a year ago and has a strong stainless steel frame that has rounded glass edges.
Unlike the 740 Euro 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus is a much more affordable phone at just 399 Euros (around £350/$490). On a combined basis, Nokia now ranks as the No. 6 mobile phone seller, Counterpoint calculates. If features a six-inch display, dual cameras on both front and back of the device - as well as optical zoom capabilities. You'll also find the game Snake - because what Nokia is complete without it? A 3.5mm headphone jack is also included here, and the phone measures 158.38 x 75.64 x 7.99mm.
This is the certainly highest-end Android One device on the market. Although its first attempt to connect the next billion through a wave of low-priced, quality mobile phones based around the Android ecosystem - aka Android One - failed to set the cash counters ringing, Google believes, there's still hope.