The Nokia 2018 smartphone range – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 1 – will be available in Australia in May. The banana phone won’t be coming yet.
The new Nokia 6.1 ($399) and Nokia 1 ($149) will be available in selected Australian retailers from this Friday, May 4th.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco ($1,199) and Nokia 7 Plus ($649) will be available in selected Australian retailers from Tuesday, May 17th. These are part of Google’s Android One programme.
The Nokia 1 will run Android Oreo (Go edition), a Google OS tailored to devices that run 1GB RAM or less.
What’s missing: 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speaker, still 16:9 screen, IP rating not disclosed
GadgetGuy’s take: The upgraded camera looks excellent
It has gone to 18:9 format screen and retains the Sirocco dual camera setup.
What’s missing: Qi charge (not usual on mid-range), 3.5” audio jack, no stereo speaker, IP rating not disclosed
What’s missing: Qi charge (not usual on mid-range), no stereo speaker, IP rating not disclosed, still 16:9 format screen.
It is a first phone, give it to your kids and slip in a pre-paid sim.
We hope to be reviewing these phones over the coming weeks. If you are buying anything from an entry-level to a flagship, remember to put Nokia on your shopping list. If only for old times sake.