Nokia had a great day at the Mobile World Congress 2018 – the company has released 4 new devices, namely the Android Go edition Nokia 1, the ‘Matrix’ classic Nokia 8110, the mid-range Nokia 6 and the high-end Nokia 8 Sirocco.
All devices will run Android Oreo out of the box and will join Android One – for fresh and timely updates – except the Nokia 1 and… Nokia 8110.
First off, let’s start with the Nokia 1.
The Nokia 1 is the first smartphone to feature Google’s Android Go Operating System. Android Go is aimed to be super-lightweight and at the same time – be as stable as an expensive high-end stock Android device. Android Go is aimed to run on low-end devices.
Android Go already has a lot of lightweight apps from third parties such as Twitter, Facebook and a lot of apps from Google too – like YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant (soon) and many others.
Specifications wise, the Nokia 1 is very basic. It has a 4.5″ IPS LCD display with the resolution of 480 x 854 and a MediaTek MT6737M chipset with 1GB of RAM.
The built-in storage is only 8GB, however thanks to Android Go, there should be plenty storage left – and of course, you can upgrade the storage up to 128GB via a MicroSD card slot.
Other features include the old standard MicroUSB port, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm headphone jack. Unfortunately, there is no NFC to be found.
The camera on the rear is 5MP and has a single LED flash. On the front, there’s a 2MP selfie shooter.
The 2150 mAh battery should be able to keep you on the go (no pun intended) for a good day or so.
The Nokia 1 will cost €75, $85 and will be available at the beginning of April 2018.
Do you remember the classic phone that was shown in the ‘Matrix’ movie? The one with the sliding mechanism? Well, good news – it’s back!
The new 8110 will have 4G by default, so if you want to browse the web (not sure why you’d want to do it on such device) – you can. There’s a 2MP camera on the back and you can even download apps such as Twitter, Facebook and apparently a bunch of Google applications too. And of course, you will still be able to play Snake on this.
It has a 2.4″ curved display (QVGA resolution) and will be powered by a Snapdragon 205 chipset. It’ll have a 1500 mAh battery, so you’ll be able to make calls even via VoLTE for over 48 hours. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It will be available in black and yellow colour options. It will cost €79 and will be available at the beginning of April 2018.
Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus is a higher, mid-ranger device. It has a 6″ IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
It will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is of course a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
On the back, it’ll have a dual camera setup. The main shooter is a 12MP camera with f/1.75 aperture while the secondary is also a 12MP sensor with f/2.6 lens and with a Telephoto feature. On the front there’s a 5MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and with a 84-degree camera. All three sensors will be Zeiss branded of course – as you’d expect it to be.
It’s getting Black, White and Copper colours options and it will cost €399 and become available in April 2018.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the new flagship device from the company. It has a premium glass build with aluminium frames on the sides.
The screen is a 5.5″ 16:9 aspect ratio QHD OLED curved display and the device is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back.
The new Nokia 8 will sport Wireless Charging thanks to the Glass back design and it will also be IP67 certified – against dust and water.
The dual camera setup on the back are 12MP lenses (same as on the Nokia 7 Plus). The secondary sensor is a wide angle one, so expect similar photos as on the LG’s flagship devices.
You’ll be able to grab a Nokia 8 Sirocco in April for €749.