As expected, Paramount Electronics Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributors of Nokia phones in Nepal has gone on to unveil three new smartphones in Nepal. The list includes Nokia 1, Nokia 6 2018 and Nokia 7 Plus. Let’s take a look what these three smartphones have to offer.
The Nokia 1 is an entry-level phone as well an Android Go device from the Finnish company. If in case you are still unknown, the Android Go is a toned down version of full-fledged Android OS based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The software takes less memory than usual, thus making it a perfect companion for a phone like this.
The Nokia 1 has a MediaTek MT6737 chipset with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. That’s too low considering the phone we see in twenty-eighteen, however, that won’t be an issue here. The Android Go platform has separate “Go” apps which take significantly less space than usual. Meaning, a 100MB YouTube app only takes about 45MB of the phone’s storage.
Aside from that, there’s nothing surprising here. The 4.5-inch FWVGA display of the phone is powered by a 2,150mAh battery. And for the pricing, the Nokia 1 can be purchased for Rs. 9,325 in Nepal.
- Display: 4.5-inch, 854×480 pixel resolution; 218ppi pixel density.
- Rear camera: 5MP rear camera, LED flash
- Front camera: 2MP
- OS: Android Go, 8.0 Oreo
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6737M
- GPU: Mali-T720
- Memory: 1GB of RAM; 8GB of storage.
- Battery: 2,150mAh Removable Li-Ion battery
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 9,325
Nokia 6 2018
HMD Global really took charge of last year’s Nokia 6. It’s still a great phone and regularly receives Android security updates as promised. However, it seems like that’s not enough for them. The Nokia 6 2018, thus, is a result of the good response received by its predecessor.
While there’s a slight revamp of the phone’s design, the internal it packs is something worth checking out. The Nokia 6 2018 comes with a 5.5-inch Full-HD display protected with Gorilla Glass 3. And inside is the powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset — as opposed to last year’s Snapdragon 430 — accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
Optically, the phone’s no slouch either. It has a 16MP rear sensor with 1.0um pixel and f/2.0 lens. Moreover, the rear camera also supports PDAF and has a dual-LED flash. The front has an 8MP sensor with 84-degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. Both sensors cohesively work to make use of the phone’s dual-sight technology. The technology allows users to take both pictures and videos using two cameras at the same time — simply known as “Bothie”.
And talking about the design. The main highlights is its fingerprint scanner, shifted from the front to the back. This now has allowed Nokia to opt-in for a much cleaner looks and an on-screen button.
- Display: 5.5-inch, 1920×1080 pixel resolution, 2.5D curved glass, Gorilla Glass 3.
- Rear camera: 16MP rear camera, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash.
- Front camera: 8MP front-facing camera, 1.12-pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide-angle lens.
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat; upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
- Chipset: Snapdragon 630, 2.2GHz Octa-core.
- GPU: Adreno 508 GPU.
- Memory: 4GB of RAM; 32/64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage.
- Battery: 3,000mAh Li-Po battery; Fast charging.
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 29,399
Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus — the crown jewel on this list and possibly a favorite of most of the users. And the “Pixel” vibe it generates simply makes me crave to get my hands on this device as quickly as possible.
Amidst the fact that it packs a mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset, the design, the display and the camera it packs simply can’t be taken for granted. Let’s see what the fuss is all about. The Nokia 7 Plus packs a beautiful 1080p display with trendy 18:9 aspect ratio. And built with 6000 series aluminum, the phone delivers what Nokia phones back in the day used to offer — Sturdiness.
At the rear is something unique on this list. The phone packs a dual-camera setup at the back. Out of two Carl Zeiss optics, the first one is a 12MP sensor with 1.4um pixel and f/1.4 aperture. The latter is also a similar 12MP camera but with a lower aperture of f/2.6 and 1.0um pixel. Likewise, there’s also a support for dual-pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom, and dual-tone dual-LED flash.
The front also bears an equally powerful Carl Zeiss optics. Selfies are to be taken from a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0um.
The Nokia 7 Plus boots on a stock Android 8.1 Oreo as usual and packs a decent 3,800mAh battery inside. The phone can be purchased for Rs. 46,899 in Nepal.
- Display: 6.0-inch, 1920×1080 pixel resolution, Gorilla Glass 3.
- Rear camera: First camera: 12MP rear camera, 1.4um pixel size, f/1.75 aperture Second camera: 12MP, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.6 aperture; gyro EIS, dual-pixel PDAF, dual-tone LED flash
- Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Chipset: Snapdragon 660; Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
- GPU: Adreno 512 GPU.
- Memory: 4GB of RAM; 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage.
- Battery: 3,800mAh Li-Po battery; Fast charging.
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 46,899