Nokia and HMD Global announced a slew of new mobile phones at Mobile World Congress 2018 over a week ago. And for those who are waiting for their arrival, we’ve got good news for all of you.
In a recent Facebook post, Abenson hints that the new Nokia phones are arriving in their stores soon with the launch of a registration page. However, the company hasn’t revealed the official pricing information yet.
The incoming devices include Nokia’s current flagship, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. This beauty is built with 95% glass and it comes with an all-screen pOLED display. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. At the back, it packs 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel ZEISS cameras.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is expected to have a retail price of EUR749, which is around Php47,000 when converted directly to the Philippine currency.
Abenson is also bringing the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus, two of HMD Global’s new midrange smartphones. The former features a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, Snapdragon 630 chipset, and an 8-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras in the front and back, respectively.
The Nokia 7 Plus is equipped with a larger 6-inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon660 processor, and dual 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel ZEISS cameras at the back.
Based on international prices during the launch, the Nokia 6 (2018) could have a price tag of approximately Php11,500. Meanwhile, the Nokia 7 Plus is expected to cost a lot more at ~Php25,500.
Nokia’s first Android Go smartphone— the Nokia 1 — is also coming to the Philippines via Abenson. This handset is meant for the budget sector with its 4.5-inch FVGA display, 1.1GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and an Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition for a fluid experience despite the low-end hardware. The price of Nokia should be around Php2,000.
And lastly, we might also get our hands on the revived Nokia 8810 — now with 4G connectivity. This banana phone from Matrix will bring that unique slider experience in 2018. It will have nothing but the most basic features that we had over a decade ago. It is expected to retail at a price of around Php5,000.
If you’re interested in getting any of these smartphones, you can subscribe to Abenson to get updates regarding its availability and be the first in line to pre-order it once it arrives.