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HMD Global introduces the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco

HMD Global has the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco made official at the Mobile World Congress 2018.

The Nokia 1 is the cheapest among the three, with Android 8.1 “Oreo Go” operating system installed. The Android Go is a program distributed for some devices with 1GB RAM or less. This has been implemented to reduce mobile data usage by enabling the Data Saver mode by default. It will also strip down some of the Google applications to reduce power consumption, like the Google Play Store, Google Play Services, and Gmail. Specs-wise, the design of the phone reminiscent of the former Nokia “Asha” series. The back cover is now removable, which they re-introduced the Xpress-on covers that were first appeared in 1998, with Nokia 5110. The front dominates the 4.5″ FWVGA IPS display.

Measuring 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm, the Nokia 1 weighs at 131 grams, including the battery and packs with 2,150 mAh removable capacity. To add the protection, the smartphone is IP52 certified, which is protected against falling drops of water. There’s a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core chipset, paired with 8GB storage (expandable up to 128GB) and 1GB RAM. For photography, the primary camera has a 5-megapixel, accompanied by LED flash and 2-megapixel for capturing our selfies. It will be launched globally next month, and it costs $85.


 

HMD Global introduces the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 1

The Nokia 7 Plus, on the other hand, is an upper mid-range smartphone that is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC. It is the successor of last year’s Nokia 7 with enhanced features. It is backed up by either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The screen is now upgraded to 6.0-inch, compared to the 5.2-inch previously, with the same IPS LCD display and Series 6000 aluminum body. Both the dual rear cameras (12-megapixel + 13-megapixel) and the selfie shooter (16-megapixel) are integrated with Carl Zeiss optics.

It will ship with Android 8.0 “Oreo” and features the “Dual-Sight”, allowing the users to use both front and rear cameras simultaneously to capture “boothies”.  The Nokia 7 Plus is slated for release starting April 18 in the European continent. Soon, it’ll be coming to Asia and Africa, with an official price tag of €399.

HMD Global introduces the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 7 Plus

Lastly, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. It bears with a 5.5-inch P-OLED display with an edge screen, similar to the Samsung’s Note “Edge” devices, sitting above the Nokia 7 Plus as the “flagship”. The company now uses the 18:9 trending aspect ratio with an awesome 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM. Powering the Nokia 8 Sirocco is the 2017’s Snapdragon 835 SoC complete with Adreno 540 for graphics processing unit.

Camera-wise, the Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with two 12-megapixel lenses with Carl Zeiss optics. The front camera offers a 5-megapixel sensor. The price tag of the smartphone has been set at €749 without taxes and subsidies, with an expected release on April 2018. It will be available in two colors: Black/Copper and White/Copper variants.


 

HMD Global introduces the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 1 key specs:

Display4.5-inch WVGA IPS screen, 854 x 480 pixels, 218 ppi
CPU1.1Ghz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core chipset
RAM1GB
GPUMali-T720
SIMDual SIM, Dual standby
Storage8GB
Storage expansionmicroSD card up to 128GB
Rear camera5-megapixel, with LED flash
Front camera2-megapixel
Video recording480p (30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 “Oreo Go”
Security
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, with A-GPS
GSM, HSPA+, 4G LTE (Category 4)
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0 port
Dimensions133.6 x 67.8 x 9.5 mm
Weight131 grams
Battery2,150 mAh removable capacity
ColorsWarm Red and Dark Blue
Price€ 59 or ~P3,730

Nokia 7 Plus key specs:

Display6.0-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi
CPU2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset
RAM4GB
GPUAdreno 512
SIMDual SIM, Dual standby (hybrid)
Storage64GB
Storage expansionmicroSD card up to 256GB
Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.75 aperture) + 12-megapixel (f/2.6 aperture), Carl Zeiss optics with gyro electronic image stabilization, dual pixel phase detection auto-focus, 2x optical zoom and dual-LED flash
Front camera16-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with Carl Zeiss optics
Video recording2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 “Oreo”
AudioNokia OZO
SecurityFingerprint scanner
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GSM, HSPA+, 4G LTE (Category 6)
NFC
FM Radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 port
Dimensions158.4  x 75.6 x 8.0 mm
Weight
Battery3,800 mAh removable capacity, 18W fast charging capable
ColorsBlack/Copper and White/Copper
Price€ 399 or ~P25,230

Nokia 8 Sirocco key specs:

Display5.5-inch QHD P-OLED screen, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP67 water and dust resistant
CPU2.35Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset
RAM6GB
GPUAdreno 540
SIMDual SIM, Dual standby (hybrid)
Storage128GB
Storage expansionmicroSD card up to 256GB
Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.75 aperture) + 12-megapixel (f/2.6 aperture), Carl Zeiss optics with gyro electronic image stabilization, dual pixel phase detection auto-focus, 2x optical zoom and dual-LED flash
Front camera5-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Video recording2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 “Oreo”
AudioNokia OZO
SecurityFingerprint scanner
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GSM, HSPA+, 4G LTE (Category 12)
NFC
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 port
Dimensions140.9  x 73 x 7.5 mm
Weight
Battery3,260 mAh removable capacity, Quick Charge 4.0
ColorsBlack
Price€ 749 or ~P47,370

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