Nokia’s official distributor, Paramount Electronics is gearing up to launch four new phones in Nepali market within this April. The list includes three smartphones, including Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus — all three phones were showcased at MWC 2018. The last tends to be the Nokia 8110 feature phone with banana like curves.
As far as specs are concerned, the Nokia 1 is one of the first Android Go phones. The budget-friendly handset comes with MediaTek MT6737M octa-core chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 2,150mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. The camera is of an average 5MP at the rear and 2MP at the front.
The Nokia 6 (2018), being an upgrade to already launched Nokia 6 comes with subtle changes, mostly in terms of internals. Underneath sits the Snapdragon 630 chipset paired up with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, 3,000mAh battery, and of course Android 8.0 Oreo. The rear shines a 16MP camera with fingerprint scanner placed just below it. The front has an 8MP camera for selfies. There’s also a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant of the phone.
And the main one, the Nokia 7 Plus has an 18:9 display, Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and 3,800mAh battery. The back comprises of dual-camera setup out of which the first one is the 12MP f/1.75 lens and the other being the similar 12MP one but with the f/2.6 lens. The front has an impressive 16MP camera.
All these phones run on stock Android — courtesy of Android One project — with promised timely updates from Nokia.
The last being the banana phone, Nokia 8110 4G. The curvy phone has a 2.5-inch curved LCD and is powered by Snapdragon 205 chipset. It supports 4G and has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
Expected Price and Availability
|Model||Expected Price (in Nepal)|
|Nokia 1||Rs. 9,400|
|Nokia 6 (2018)||Rs. 29,000 for 3GB RAM and Rs. 34,000 for 4GB RAM|
|Nokia 7 Plus||Rs. 47,000|
|Nokia 8110||Rs. 9,500|
As per the report, the Nokia 1 will go on sale for around Rs. 9,400, while the Nokia 6 (2018) with 3GB RAM/32GB storage will carry a price tag of Rs. 29,000; the 4GB RAM/64GB storage will be priced at around Rs. 34,000. The Nokia 7 Plus can be purchased for around Rs. 47,000. Surprisingly enough, the Nokia 8110 feature phone is expected to be ridiculously priced at Rs. 9,500 in Nepal — that’s 100 more than the Nokia 1 smartphone.
All these phones are expected to arrive in Nepal within the second week of April.