Monday, 25 June, 2018

MWC 2018: Nokia resurrects another fallen phone giant

Nokia 9 Nokia smartphone with near $1000 price tag launches to compete with Apple and Samsung devices
| 26 February, 2018, 10:23

The new Nokia line-up.

Android Go already has a lot of lightweight apps from third parties such as Twitter, Facebook and a lot of apps from Google too - like YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant (soon) and many others. HMD is even planning to run its own app store. The device was famously called the "banana phone" and came with a curved candy bar form factor with a physical slider. The 4G LTE feature phone ships at a global price of 79 Euro (approx Rs 5,100).

As rumored, the Nokia 1 is meant for first-time smartphone users, says HMD.

Despite still having a few ways to go to catch up to the ever-changing demands of the competition, fans believe that Nokia seems to be on its way slowly but surely.

MWC is on the roll and many OEMs are introducing their new smartphones. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and is backed by a 3800 mAh battery. The dual cameras are equipped with ZEISS lens, and supports 2X zoom.


Appeared back in January, The new refreshed Nokia 6. And powering the device is the Snapdragon 835 processor with a whopping 6GB RAM and with a massive internal storage of 128GB.

Also, the phone will run on pure Android, made possible by Google's Android One initiative. Nokia 6 (2018) is built out of a single block of anodised 6000 series aluminium.

On the front, the phone has a 5 megapixel shooter which also supports wide angle shots. Also, the smartphone may pack a 16-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens. Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available globally starting this April.

HMD Global's new premier flagship is the 8 Sirocco sporting a curved glass design edge-to-edge design with minimal bezels. The phone uses a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display which is a is a 5.5-inch pOLED display (2560 x 1440) which provides good viewing angles. It further comes with IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. Indeed the smartphone looks stunning, and the anodized chamfered edges give an upmarket appeal to the mid-range device. The camera setup includes a 5MP shooter on the rear with LED flash and a 2MP on the front side. Software features for the cameras include Pro Camera and Dual-Sight "Bothie" Modes. Nokia mentions the 7 Plus should be available with an average global price of €399 in early April.

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