[Update 3: 6.2 goes on sale in India] HMD Global announces the mid-range Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 smartphones at IFA 2019

[Update 3: 6.2 goes on sale in India] HMD Global announces the mid-range Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 smartphones at IFA 2019

Update 3 (10/11/19 @ 8:05 AM ET): The Nokia 6.2 has gone on sale in India. See update below for further details.

Update 2 (9/19/19 @ 2:30 AM ET): The Nokia 7.2 will be available in India from September 23, 2019 onwards. See update below for further details.

Update (9/18/19 @ 11:45 AM ET): The Nokia 7.2 is now available for pre-order from several retailers in the US. Please see below for updates. The article as published on September 5, 2019, is preserved as below.

IFA 2019 is currently going on in Berlin and we’ve already seen a bunch of new phone announcements. HMD Global is, of course, no stranger to phone launches as they consistently release new Nokia phones throughout the year. At IFA 2019, the company is showing off the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2.

Nokia 7.2

Both phones are firmly in the mid-range segment, but the Nokia 7.2 is the higher end of the duo. It features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a small waterdrop notch. The star of the show, however, is the big circular camera bump with the ZEISS optics logo. The triple camera setup includes a 48MP main lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 5MP depth sensor. The phone comes with bokeh modes to mimic classic ZEISS lenses.

Other specs include the Snapdragon 660 processor, 3 or 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and a 3,500 mAh battery. The phone launches with Android Pie, but HMD Global says it is ready for Android 10 and they have a good track record with updates. It does have a headphone jack and USB-C port. Nokia 7.2 starts at about $330 and comes in three colors. It will be available starting in late September in select markets.

Category Nokia 7.2
Size 159.92 x 75.15 x 8.25mm, 180g
Display 6.3-inches, FHD+
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Memory 4/6GB
Storage 64/128GB (micoSD)
Rear Cameras
  • 48 MP 1/2″ Quad Pixel
  • 5 MP depth sensor
  • 8 MP sensor with ultra-wide lens
Front Camera
  • 20 MP Quad Pixel
Battery 3,500 mAh
Charging 5V/2A compatible
Audio 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio
Software Android 9 Pie
Connectivity NFC (excluding Latin America, USA and India), WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Ports & Buttons USB Type-C (USB 2.0), Dual SIM
Water resistance n/a
Colors Charcoal, Cyan Green, Ice

Nokia 6.2

The Nokia 6.2 looks similar to the Nokia 7.2, but it is just slightly less impressive. It has the same 6.3-inch FHD+ display with waterdrop notch and it even has triple cameras. The cameras on the Nokia 6.2 include a 16MP main sensor, 5MP depth sensor, and 8MP wide-angle lens. So what you really miss is the 48MP camera.

Performance-wise, the Nokia 6.2 is packing the Snapdragon 636 SoC, 3 or 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and a 3,500 mAh battery. Like the 7.2, the Nokia 6.2 launches with Android Pie but will soon receive Android 10. It also has a headphone jack and USB-C port. The phone is available in two colors and pricing starts at about $220 in late September.

Category Nokia 6.2
Size 159.92 x 75.15 x 8.25mm, 180g
Display 6.3-inches, FHD+
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Memory 3/4GB
Storage 32/64/128 GB (microSD)
Rear Cameras
  • 16 MP
  • 5 MP depth sensor
  • 8 MP sensor with ultra-wide lens
Front Camera
  • 8MP
Battery 3,500 mAh
Charging 5V/2A compatible
Audio 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio
Software Android 9 Pie
Connectivity NFC (excluding Latin America, USA and India), WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Ports & Buttons USB Type-C (USB 2.0), Dual SIM
Water resistance n/a
Colors Ceramic Black, Ice

Source 1: Nokia | Source 2: Nokia


Update: Nokia 7.2 up for pre-order

The Nokia 7.2 is now available for pre-order in the US from Amazon and B&H Photo (and Best Buy soon). Amazon has both the Charcoal and Green color options available, while B&H only has green. The phone costs $349 and shipping is expected to begin on September 30th.

Via: Android Central


Update 2: Nokia 7.2 goes on sale in India from September 23, 2019, for ₹18,599 (~$260) onwards

The new Nokia 7.2 will go on sale in India for a price of ₹18,599 (~$260) for the 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage variant, and ₹19,599 (~$275) for the 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage variant. The phone will be available in Charcoal and Cyan Green colors starting from September 23, 2019, across major offline stores and online stores like Flipkart and Nokia.com.

While the pricing is decent, it certainly isn’t very competitive in light of the recent competition in India.


Update: Nokia 6.2 goes on sale in India for ₹15,999 (~$225)

The Nokia 6.2 has also quietly gone on sale in India for a price of ₹15,999 (~$225) for the 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage variant, and can be purchased from Amazon.in.

The pricing on the Nokia 6.2 is very confusing, as you can find phones with higher specifications from the competition for lower price points. When the Indian consumer can choose from devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Realme 5 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy M30s, we wonder what exactly will draw them towards the Nokia 6.2 and its Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC.

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