Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco Go on Sale in India

Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched in the MWC (Mobile World Congress) event held earlier this year. Both the phones were launched in India at an event held on April 4th. Starting today, they are also available for purchase in the country.

The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs. 25,999 whereas the high-end Nokia 8 Sirocco will cost you Rs. 49,999. The 7 Plus is available via Amazon India and the 8 Sirocco can be bought through Flipkart. Both smartphones will also be up for grabs through offline retailers across the country.

To recall, let’s take a glance at the features and specifications of the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco.

Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is an upgraded version of the previously launched Nokia 7. The phone has got an improved design and better specifications. It has a massive 6-inch bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone has got dual-cameras on the rear comprising of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel sensor. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera for clicking selfies and making video calls.

The 7 Plus runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal storage in the phone which is expandable externally up to 256GB. The 7 Plus gets a 3800mAh battery unit which seems quite decent for a phone with these specifications.

It is an Android One device and comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. You can also be assured of timely software updates and OS upgrades for this device.

The phone competes majorly with the brand’s own Nokia 8 and the Honor View 10 in the sub Rs. 30,000 price segment.

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a refreshed edition of the Nokia 8 launched last year. It comes with a 5.5-inch quad HD display with an amazing 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. Given the display size and its resolution, the pixel density of the device is extremely high. The panel on top is a pOLED display which will ensure a great viewing experience.

There is a dual-rear camera setup on the Nokia 8 Sirocco that features a 12-megapixel sensor with another 13-megapixel one. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel sensor for clicking selfies and making video calls.

Talking about its performance, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that runs the show along with 6GB of RAM. This one is an Android One smartphone as well which will offer quick software updates in the future. The phone has 128GB of internal storage but there’s no expandable storage options provided in it. It comes with a 3260mAh battery unit which isn’t as large as some of the other offerings by competing brands.

Nokia 8 Sirocco is stacked up against other flagship devices such as the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 among others.

Both the Nokia phones are positioned in different price ranges. If you were looking forward to buy either of these devices, they are finally available in India.  

Aditya Mohanty

Previously co-founded a startup called WordKrowd, an online literature platform, which explains his love for writing and reading. Thinks about startups and technologies all day long, thus got himself to Pricebaba for a stint in writing. Stories, both fictional and real excite him. Other close recipients of love from him include good movies and good food.