Nokia recently launched three new handsets to mark the beginning of its products in 2018 in India. The newly launched handsets include Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Talking about Nokia 6 (2018), it started it’s journey from China in January, 2017 with a customized android operating system. Later, it was announced at MWC 2018 in February to be packed with stock android. Last week, HMD Global sent out invites for special launch event for upcoming Nokia smartphones in India. Finally, it is launched in India in the mid-ranger segment to compete with the likes of Motorola Moto G5s Plus and Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Nokia 6 (2018) sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, Gorilla Glass protection and 16:9 aspect ratio. It runs stock android 8.0 Oreo without any customizations and supports Dual SIMs in India. The smartphone is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz speed. It is presented in two variants of 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal memory. At this point of time only 3GB RAM variant has been launched and superior variant likely to follow in upcoming weeks.
Talking about optics, Nokia 6 (2018) has a 16 mega-pixel rear shooter with phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, f/2.0 aperture. On the front panel, it has a 8 mega-pixel autofocus selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12 µm size lens. It is fueled by a 3000mAh battery which is claimed to provide a 507 hours of standby time in single charge. As usual, fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear panel.
The Nokia 6 (2018) launch offers includes
- Rs. 2,000 cashback offer from Airtel on minimum purchase of Rs. 14, 999
- free subscription to the Airtel TV app till December 31, 2018
- 25% instant discount on domestic hotels bookings at MakeMyTrip
- complimentary 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on opening the Kotak 811 savings account
- It will be available at zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit.
- ICICI bank will offer a 5% cashback till May 31, 2018.
The New Nokia 6 (2018) is priced at Rs.16,999 in India for 3GB variant. It will be available in Black/ Copper, White/ Iron, and Blue/ Gold colour variants at select outlets of Croma and Reliance.