GST effect: These Nokia smartphones have become costlier in India
With the recent hike in the GST rates on smartphones from 12% to 18%, HMD Global has followed the footsteps of other OEMs to increase the prices of Nokia smartphones. From the Nokia 9 PureView flagship handset to budget-friendly Nokia 2.3 and feature phones, several models have become costlier in the country. Here's a list of all Nokia handsets that have become expensive.
HMD Global's flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView, has become costlier by Rs. 2,678 and is currently listed at Rs. 52,677. The premium phone offers an all-glass body featuring a 5.99-inch OLED screen with QHD+ resolution and HDR10 support. Under the hood, it packs a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,320mAh battery with wireless charging support.
The camera setup on the phone comprises five 12MP (f/1.8) sensors which include three monochrome lenses and two RGB lenses. All these lenses capture individual shots that are further merged to form an ultra-detailed image. Up front, it houses a 20MP selfie shooter.
The mid-ranger Nokia 7.2 is now listed at a starting price of Rs. 16,330 as against its previous price of Rs. 15,499. The smartphone comes with a 6.30-inch full-HD+ notched display, an all-glass body, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. It is fueled by Snapdragon 660 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and a 3,500mAh battery with 10W fast charging technology.
The Nokia 7.2 offers a triple rear camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor, 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and another 5MP lens to capture depth details. Up front, the handset houses a 20MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper that also supports 1080p video recording at 30fps.
Meanwhile, the Nokia 6.2, which was till now available at Rs. 12,499, is now listed at Rs. 13,168. The smartphone offers a 6.3-inch full-HD+ notched display. It also gets a physical fingerprint reader and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Moreover, the Android One-based phone draws power from the Snapdragon 636 processor and is backed by a 3,500mAh battery.
In the imaging department, the Nokia 6.2 houses triple rear cameras including a 16MP (f/1.8) primary lens, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and another 5MP lens to capture depth details. For the selfie lovers, there is an 8MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper.
Lastly, the Nokia 2.3, which received a price-cut earlier this year, will now be sold at Rs. 7,585 (previous price: Rs. 7,199). Featuring a waterdrop notched design, the smartphone sports a 6.2-inch LCD screen with an HD+ resolution. The smartphone draws power from a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. Under the hood, it packs a 4,000mAh battery.
On the imaging front, the Nokia 2.3 gets a dual camera unit comprising a 13MP (f/2.2) primary sensor, coupled with a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, video calling, and face unlock, the handset offers a 5MP (f/2.4) front-facing snapper.
Apart from the aforementioned models, there are several other Nokia handsets that are now listed at higher prices. For instance, the Nokia 8.1 is available at a starting price of Rs. 16,856, while the Nokia 5.1 Plus is now listed at Rs. 11,166. Besides that, feature phones like Nokia 3310 Dual SIM and Nokia 110 are listed at Rs. 3,488 and Rs. 1,684, respectively.