New Nokia Phone to be Launched in India on October 31, could be Nokia 7 or Nokia 2

By Techpads | Last Updated: October 25, 2017- 4:35 pm
New Nokia Phone to be Launched in India on 31 October.

Nokia smartphone comes with a 5.2-inches Full HD LCD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

HMD Global, a Finnish company, which makes and markets Nokia phones, has sent out media invites for an event to be held in Gurugram (Delhi-NCR) on October 31, 2017. The invite states, “HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones,” clearly indicating that a launch of new models is on the cards.

The company launched the Nokia 7 in China earlier this month, and it seems that the event will see the debut of its latest Android smartphone in India. And going by the grapevine, the entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone, which was recently briefly listed on a US website, may be launched too. Juho Sarvikas, Nokia’s Global Chief Product Officer, is coming to India for the event.

Nokia 7: A Mid-Range Smartphone HMD Global has positioned Nokia 7 as a mid-range smartphone between the premium Nokia 8 and budget Nokia 6 smartphones. The 4GB RAM variant of Nokia 7 is priced at Chinese Yuan 2,499 (Rs. 25,000 approximately) and the 6GB RAM variant costs Chinese Yuan 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500).

Going by the specifications, Nokia 7 is the first smartphone from HMD Global with a glass back cover, with a 3D curve. The frame is made of 7000 series aluminium, with diamond cut beveled edges, using a vacuum-moulded process. The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inches Full HD LCD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The hardware of the Nokia 7 includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and comes in two variants – 4GB and 6GB of RAM. Additionally, it has built-in storage of 64GB, which can be increased with the help of a microSD card slot.

The Nokia 7 comes with the “Bothie” feature, which was introduced in the Nokia 8. This feature, which is based on Nokia’s much-touted Dual-Sight technology, allows one to use both the front (5-megapixel) and rear (16-megapixel) cameras simultaneously. Additionally, users have the option of combining the stills taken from both cameras to create one image. The built-in camera enables Nokia 7 to support live video streaming to Facebook and YouTube.

The smartphone’s camera has Carl Zeiss lens for better imagery. Moreover, it uses OZO technology to offer 360-degree sound. The Nokia 7 is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery and has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The device runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, and can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. As far as connectivity goes, Nokia 7 supports Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and NFC.

If rumours are to be believed, the Nokia 2, which may be launched on October 31 in India, is the cheapest Android smartphone being offered by HMD Global. Currently, there is not much information available regarding Nokia 2. However, a retailer listing does specify that the entry-level smartphone will be priced at $99 (Rs. 6,500 approximately). And in all probability, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 210 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM.