Nokia Smartphone Launch Event on May 16: Could be Nokia X

Ignacio Smith
May 1, 2018

While handsets like the Nokia 8110 are available to check out, there is also a mysterious unannounced handset that can be seen in promotional materials and also in the flesh there as well. The phones, which went on pre-order earlier this month, were unveiled for the first time back in February at MWC 2018.

The Nokia 6, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco have been accepted into Google's Android One programme, as HMD endeavours to provide a "secure and up-to-date Android experience".

As part of Airtel's "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative, prospective Nokia 7 Plus with Airtel subscription are entitled to get cashback of Rs 2,000 and get the smartphone at an effective price of just Rs 23, 999 (against MRP: Rs 25,999).

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The Nokia 8 Sirocco price in India is Rs. 49,999. Color options available to the user could be Black and White.

Nokia 7 Plus (Review) can be purchased from Amazon India alongside select retail outlets including Poorvika, Croma, Reliance and more at Rs 25,999.

If you use ICICI Bank credit or debit cards for purchasing the Nokia 7 Plus, you can avail 10 percent cashback on the purchase. Moreover, Flipkart is offering an exchange discount of up to Rs. 19,000 in lieu of an old smartphone. Nokia 7 Plus customers will also get complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance from Servify (on opening and activating a Kotak 811 saving account). Also, ICICI Bank will offer a five percent cashback until May 31. Additionally, Zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit is also available. It is powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a 3,800mAh battery. The rear also features the fingerprint sensor placed right beneath the camera setup. There is a 5MP front camera as well.

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The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 7 Plus (Review) runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and comes under Google's Android One programme that is created to offer stock Android experience and speedy updates.

The device will be sporting a 5.8inch display screen and will be running on the Snapdragon 636 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will also be fitted with a dual camera and a rear facing fingerprint sensor. Some industry analysts even believe it could be the long awaited Nokia 9 that launches, as it's expected to come with a triple lens camera system comprising, 41-megapixel and 20-megapixel lenses both with OIS, and a third 9.7-megapixel sensor.

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