Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco India launch live updates: Follow for details on pricing and availability

Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 Sirocco Launch Updates: HMD Global introduced its new line of Nokia smartphones today in India.

  • Updated: April 4, 2018 1:48 PM IST
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At an event in New Delhi, HMD Global is setting the stage to unveil the ‘next chapter’ of Nokia smartphones. After their MWC debut, it is expected that the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco could make their entry today in India.

In addition to the new line of Nokia Android smartphones, it is also expected that HMD Global will reveal a bit about its plans to launch the Nokia 8110 4G edition in India. This is expected to not only raise the nostalgia value among users, but also counter the smart feature phone – Reliance JioPhone – in India. The company will be live streaming the launch event, and we will be putting all the information in real-time on the live blog below. Follow us for the latest updates from the HMD Global-Nokia event.

Nokia India launch live updates:




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That’s all folks. Stay tuned to for the latest news from the world of technology.

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Read about the new Nokia phones here –

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Nokia 1 has an effective price of at Rs 3,299 for Jio customers
Nokia 6 price – Rs 16,999. To be available offline and online from April 6.
Nokia 7 Plus – Rs 25,999
Pre-booking from April 20, sale from April 30 online and offline
Nokia 8 Sirocco Price- Rs 49,999
Pre-booking from April 20 , sale from April 30 online and offline

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HMD Global has partnered with Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL 2018.

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Android One is the unmodified version of the OS which delivers a pure experience.

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Android Oreo Go edition is an optimized version of Android OS for devices running 1GB of RAM or less for faster performance.

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Google’s head of Android Partner Program, Dan is on stage to talk about the partnership with HMD Global on Android One and Android Go.

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The wait for the pricing gets longer as Pekka is back on stage to talk about Android One.

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Nifty features of the new Nokia phones include Face Unlock, Pro Camera Mode, and AI imaging capabilities.

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‘Ultra sleek, ultra compact’, Nokia 8 Sirocco supports wireless charging and comes with IP67 rating.

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95 percent of the surface area of the Nokia 8 is all glass.

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Time for Nokia 8 Sirocco.

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Nokia 7 Plus will be available in two colors.

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All the cameras on the Nokia 7 Plus are Zeiss made. The Nokia Pro mode is enabled in the smartphone for more control while shooting.

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Nokia 7 Plus announced for the Indian market. ‘Large screen experience with a pocketable size.’

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The 2018 edition of the Nokia 6 is faster than the predecessor with Snapdragon 630 SoC.

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New Nokia 6 (2018) announced for India. Upgrades are in terms of aesthetics and Zeiss camera.

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The Xpress-on covers for the Nokia 1 will now be available for purchase.

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Nokia 6, Nokia 8 are already running the newest Android 8.1 Oreo, in line with HMD Global’s promise of providing latest Android updates.

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HMD Global’s Pranav is now on stage to announce the new Nokia phones.

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HMD Global’s plan for the Indian market

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With Foxconn, HMD Global has been selling Nokia phones in India which are locally manufactured.

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HMD Global aims to expand its portfolio across price points. Does it mean we are looking at a Xiaomi contender in India?

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The company’s business grew 5X in India in the last eight months, says Ajey Mehta.

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The number is significant given the Nokia brand’s growing popularity among millennials.

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More than two -thirds of customers were less than 35 years of age.

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HMD Global sold 70 million Nokia phones last year.

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We are number 1 feature phone brand in terms of value.

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HMD Global has announced 11 phones in 12 months.

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There’s always been a special relationship between Indian consumers and the Nokia brand, says Pekka.

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India is one of the top three markets for us worldwide: Pekka

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Here’s a look at brand Nokia’s journey in India post its re-entry.

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HMD Global’s CMO, Pekka is on stage to talk more about the Nokia brand’s journey in the Indian market.

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Without getting into numbers, HMD Global says the Nokia smartphones in India have received a positive response in India.

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Finally, the Spanish musicians have ended their concert to allow Ajey Mehta, HMD Global India manager, to take us through the Nokia launch.

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Read our first impressions of the Nokia 8 Sirocco to know more about the upcoming device –

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Nokia 8 Sirocco specs
5.5-inch Quad HD display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
6GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage
12-megapixel + 13-megapixel dual rear camera
5-megapixel front camera
3,260mAh battery
Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box

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At the Mobile World Congress, we did a hands-on of the Nokia 7 Plus. Read our first impressions here –

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Nokia 7 Plus specs
6.0-inch fullHD+ 18:9 display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC
4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage
12-megapixel +13-megapixel dual rear camera setup 16-megapixel selfie camera
3,800mAh battery
Android 8.0 Oreo

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Meanwhile, let us go back to the specs of the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

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The musicians seem to be looping from one song to the other, as the media persons take their seats.

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The event has kickstarted with a pair of musicians playing what seems like the iconic Nokia tune.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) supports Bothie camera and Nokia OZO audio as well.

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Nokia 6 (2018 ) specs
5.5-inch full-HD (1080p) IPS display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC
4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage
16-megapixel rear camera
8-megapixel front-facing camera
3,000mAh battery
Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS

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The Nokia 6 is likely to be an affordable smartphone while the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco belong to the mid-range to premium category.

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All the three new Nokia smartphones are built on Android One platform, for stock Android experience, and come with support for AI technology.

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We are just a few minutes away from the launch event and before it begins, let us take you through the key features of the upcoming Nokia phones.

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It is expected that the company will launch the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco today. However, we might be in for a surprise announcement around the Nokia 8110 4G feature phone as well.

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HMD Global’s event will kick start at 12 PM. Stay tuned with us as we bring to you all the details about the new Nokia smartphones.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco


Android 8.0 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor
12 MP Wide + 13 MP Tele, dual-tone flash
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  • Published Date: April 4, 2018 11:28 AM IST
  • Updated Date: April 4, 2018 1:48 PM IST