New Nokia smartphones finally launch in South Africa

21 April, 2018, 13:51 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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After putting up Nokia 6 for sale, HMD Global is all set to stir the smartphone market with its two latest models Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco, as the company has opened pre-order bookings in India.

Delivering all the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, each new smartphone offers durability and reliability as standard, with the range setting new benchmarks in materials and design. We actually read through the opinions of the masses that responded to the firmware update post on Twitter and we found the hate to be wrongfully aimed at Nokia.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco and the Nokia 7 Plus.

Of course, HMD Global made at least one major compromise by sticking to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 powerhouse SoC from past year instead of adopting the all-new and improved 845 processor.

On buying the Nokia 7 Plus with ICICI credit/ debit card, users will be entitled to a 10 per cent cashback. The Nokia 7 Plus is available in colour combinations of Black/Copper and White/Copper and is priced at Rs 25,999. Still, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an overall impressive slab, packing 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space and leveraging Zeiss expertise for top-notch dual rear camera low-light performance.

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Other than Flipkart, The device is available for pre-order on Nokia Mobile Store and offline partners and would be available in black only.

On buying the Nokia 8 Sirocco with ICICI credit/debit card, customers will be entitled to a 10 per cent cashback, for a limited period though.

Over 60% faster than its predecessor, it now 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. It comes with a dual camera setup on the rear, with a pair of 12MP lenses working as a combo to let you shoot pictures with bokeh effects. They will get an additional data benefit of 120GB. The smartphone features a Curved edge-to-edge 5.5-inch pOLED 2K display. Nokia 8 Sirocco buyers can also avail 25 per cent instant discount on domestic hotels at MakeMyTrip.

Front Camera- 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Futures: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Android 8.1 (Oreo), Fingerprint sensor and 3.5 mm headphone jack, Three microphones with Nokia OZO Audio. The front-facing unit gets a downgrade with a 5 MP unit as opposed to the 13 MP PDAF unit on the older Nokia 8. The smartphone is backed by a 3260mAh battery.

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