Thursday, 24 May, 2018

New Nokia smartphones finally launch in South Africa

Nokia 2 really shines in terms of its battery performance this isn’t too surprising considering it houses a massive 4,100mAh battery Nokia 2 really shines in terms of its battery performance this isn’t too surprising considering it houses a massive 4,100mAh battery
Sherry Houston | 21 April, 2018, 13:56

The company, starting Friday, has made pre-booking live for the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Prepaid customers need to recharge with either Rs 199 or Rs 349 and the postpaid customers can also avail the offer for six months if they are on the Rs 399 or the Rs 499 plan. It is available in the U.S. for $270. The new smartphone will also be available at zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Baja FinServ and Home Credit and ICICI bank will offer a 5% cashback until May 31, 2018. And if you are an Airtel customer, on buying the Nokia 8 Sirocco you will be entitled to get an additional data benefit of 120GB.

As for specifications, the Nokia 7 Plus features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with an octa-core CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics-intensive tasks.

Nokia 7 Plus buyers will also be eligible for a complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance by Servify on opening and activating a Kotak 811 savings account. The devices were announced in India at an event earlier this month along with the Nokia 1 and Nokia 6 2018, both of which have been on sale for some time.

Nokia 7 Plus will be available at a recommended best price of Rs. 25,999 and comes in Black/Copper and White/Copper colours. The 7 Plus has been priced at Rs. 25,999 while the 8 Sirocco is priced at Rs. 49,999.

Don't forget the Nokia 1 and new Nokia 6 are already available and shipping in India, priced at Rs. 5,499 ($84) and 16,999 ($258) respectively. For Nokia 8 Sirocco, the release date isn't available. The Nokia 8 Sirocco consumers will also get 25 per cent instant discount on domestic hotels at MakeMyTrip.

The phone has dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics that combine an ultra-sensitive, wide angle primary camera for low-light performance and a secondary 13MP sensor with 2x optical zoom. The connectivity aspects in the Nokia 2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, v4.1, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and dual sim.

The curved 13.97 cm (5.5 inch) 2K display makes every detail look handsome. In the photography department, the smartphone is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

"All Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, will come with a limited number of pre-installed Google Services apps so that you'll get more storage space and a streamlined easy to use experience". Selfie lovers get a 5MP camera at the front. The smartphone is backed by a 3260mAh battery.

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