Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

New Nokia smartphones finally launch in South Africa

New Nokia smartphones finally launch in South Africa

The two smartphones were unveiled globally in March and in India early this month, with the release date scheduled for April 30.

While Nokia 7 Plus is a Flipkart exclusive for online sales, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will be sold on Amazon India. Not only this, even Nokia 7 Plus has cashback offer from telecom giant Bharti Airtel. The all new Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus smartphones are now up for pre-ordering in India. The Nokia 7 Plus is available in colour combinations of Black/Copper and White/Copper and is priced at Rs 25,999.

The Nokia 7 Plus will be available in the United Kingdom in black and copper - so we're not getting the white and copper option for now.

The Nokia Pro mode is enabled to give users more control while taking photos.

Nokia 6 is already released in the USA. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with 4GB of RAM. 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.

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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. Airtel customers can avail the device at an effective price of Rs 23,999 as part of the telecom service provider's "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative.

Servify is offering a complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance, eligibility criteria of which states that opening and activating a Kodak 811 Savings account is needed. In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 8 supports Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C for charging and the phone also supports Qi wireless charging - thanks to its glass body. The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs 24,999, and the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco is priced at Rs 49,999. The company offers 6GB of RAM paired with 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage space.

Not to forget, this phone has an elegant design thanks to the lovely blend of stainless steel and the Full 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. It features a 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED unit that curves around the sides and features Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 protection against any scratches. This phone has a rating of IP67 which means, it can withstand dust and water. The dual rear camera setup includes a 12MP (wide) with 13MP (telephoto) sensor powered by Zeiss optics. It also comes with 2x Zoom to let you capture every detail. For selfies, it features a 5MP f/2.0 front snapper. The battery life of the phone is at 3260 mAh.

ICICI credit and debit card customers buying either of the phones can avail a 10% cash back for a limited period.

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