Nokia’s 5 new launches are all coming to the UAE

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While other brands stayed away from this year’s MWC since Samsung was launching the S9 and S9 Plus, HMD Global decided to cannonball with Nokia right into the mix.  They didn’t just launch 1 or 2 phones, they launched 4 new Android phones, namely the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1. Like last year, they’re also revisiting older feature phones with this year’s new Nokia 8810 4G. 

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco replaces the current Nokia 8 as the best the company has to offer. Its body is curved glass fused onto a stainless steel frame. 

Nokia 8 Sirocco – Specifications

Display 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 pOLED
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory 6GB
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera Dual cameras with Zeiss optics: 12MP wide-angle lens with f/1.75 aperture + 13MP telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture
Front Camera 5MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery 3260mAh
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC
Software Android Oreo (Android One)

 

Available from early April, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will retail for an average retail price of AED2399, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia 7 Plus: Next in line

Continuing their value for money offerings comes the Nokia 7 Plus, which is an upgraded Nokia 7 from last year.

Display 6-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080, 18:9) IPS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Memory 4GB
Storage 64GB (expandable via microSD up to 256GB)
Rear Camera Dual cameras with Zeiss optics: 12MP with a f/1.75 aperture + 13MP with a f/2.6 aperture
Front Camera 16MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery 3800mAh
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, USB type-C (USB 2.0), OTG
Software Android Oreo (Android One)

 

Available in a choice of two colour blends, Black/Copper and White/Copper, the Nokia 7 Plus will go on sale from early April and will retail for an average retail price of AED1399, excluding taxes and subsidies.

New Nokia 6: Revamped for 2018

We loved last year’s Nokia 6. This year’s “New Nokia 6” (this naming scheme is going to get very confusing soon) is upgraded from last year’s model and now also comes with wireless charging and facial recognition.

Display 5.5” IPS LCD Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Memory 3GB/4GB
Storage 32/64GB (expandable via microSD up to 128GB)
Rear Camera 16MP with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, and ZEISS optics
Front Camera 8MP (f/2.0)
Battery 3000mAh
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, FM/RDS, USB type-C (USB 2.0), OTG, NFC
Software Android Oreo (Android One)

 

Available in three slick colour blends: Black/Copper, White/Iron and Blue/Gold, as well as two configurations of 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, which will be available in early April, or 4GB RAM/64GB ROM coming later, the New Nokia 6 will go on sale in early April and will retail for an average retail price of AED899 excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia 1: A Nokia for everyone

You’d think the Nokia 2 is one of the cheapest smartphones out there right now. Well now we have the Nokia 1. 

Display 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480) IPS
Processor MediaTek MT6737M (Quad Core 1.1GHz)
Memory 1GB
Storage 8GB (expandable via microSD card up to 128GB
Rear Camera 5MP
Front Camera 2MP
Battery 2,150mAh
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB 2.0
Software Android Oreo (Go edition)

 

Available from early April in Warm Red and Dark Blue to fans around the world, the Nokia 1 will retail for an average retail price of AED299, excluding taxes and subsidies. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, are available from $7.99 in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.

Nokia 8110: The Banana/ Matrix Phone

Clearly Nokia is making a thing out of relaunching old-age hits and this year its the legendary “Matrix” 8110. 

The new edition is now a 4G enabled device, with a full-color 2.4-inch QVGA curved display, Qualcomm’s 205 Mobile Platform, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage (expandable via microSD).

A 2MP rear camera is on the back, and a rather large (for its size) 1,500mAh battery delivers up to 25 days of standby time.

There will be two colour variants namley, Traditional Black and Banana Yellow. The Nokia 8110 will be available from May and will retail for an average retail price of AED249, excluding taxes and subsidies.