Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

HMD Global to focus on expanding product portfolio and retail presence

HMD Global to focus on expanding product portfolio and retail presence

HMD Global launched its three new smartphones in India on Wednesday. The smartphone comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160) IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass and a peak brightness rating of 500-nits. This handset comes with a curved 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED display, while the phone is made out of metal and glass.

Nokia 8 Sirocco has premium features like enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and tuned acoustics with Nokia spatial audio. While this feature is also available on last year's Nokia 8, the Nokia 8 Sirocco can take better shots in Bothie Mode. The pre-booking of this phone will start on April 20.

Once the phone is in your hands, you can see how the being carved out of a single block aluminium makes the phone feel solid but, unlike the Nokia 6 (2018), the back of the phone has been coated in six layers of paint. It is also Nokia's best Android smartphone to date and comes with a attractive design that sees curved glass on the front and back melting seamlessly into a steel frame, delicately sandwiched in the middle. Speaking of the camera, there are two ZEISS-branded sensors on the back - one regular 12-megapixel lens and another 13-megapixel telephoto shooter which allows for 2x Optical Zoom and of course, depth-of-field effects.

Nokia has raised its dividend payment by an average of 8.1% per year over the last three years. The device is powered by a robust octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

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Airtel is offering a cashback offer of Rs. 2000 along with a subscription to Airtel TV app until the 31st December 2018. It is powered by a 2.2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Question: What are the camera features of Nokia 8 Sirocco? . For selfies, it comes with a 16 Megapixel with ZEISS optics front camera. That's surprising as nearly all other recently launched flagships of other brands are shipped with Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Battery: The Nokia 8 Sirocco houses a 3,260mAh battery and is the only phone among the three to support Qi wireless charging. On the front, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel fixed-focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels. The device will come with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The specs sheet confirm in-glass fingerprint sensor for Nokia 9, Snapdragon 845 as well as triple rear cameras with a 41MP primary sensor.

Pekka Rentala, HMD Global's head of marketing, said the company's recent partnership with Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, will also be used on the online platform where it will sell all its models without any price difference with its existing e-commerce channels or offline trade, such that one does not eat into the other's share, but rather acts as an additional sales route. Being an Android One device, it runs a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo. The other features of the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and fingerprint scanner. The new Nokia 6 will be available at zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit.

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