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MWC 2018: Nokia 8 Sirocco details leaked ahead of official launch

Nokia 8 Sirocco variant has been trademarked by HMD Global.

  • Published: February 5, 2018 12:52 PM IST
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We have already heard about HMD Global planning to reintroduce the Nokia 8800 Sirocco phone this year with the Nokia 8. Recently the company also trademarked a Nokia phone with model number TA-1005 as ‘Nokia 8 Sirocco’.  The smartphone is expected to be unveiled at MWC 2018 later this month. However, new leaks have revealed that the smartphone might be powered by Snapdragon 845, just like other flagships like Samsung, Xiaomi, and Sony.

First spotted by Gizmochina, the Snapdragon 845 chipset will be coupled with 6GB of RAM. To recap, in 2006, Nokia had launched the Nokia 8800 Sirocco phone. Now, it is speculated that the upcoming Nokia 8 variant will be a tribute to the 8800 Sirocco. Considering the Nokia 8800 Sirocco was the most expensive device in the company’s portfolio back then, the Nokia 8 2018 variant might also fall into the premium category.

From what we know so far, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is expected to feature 5.5-inch, QHD resolution 3D glass OLED display. Just like the 2017-Nokia 8, the new upcoming smartphone might also come with a dual-camera setup.It is likely to include ZEISS certified 12-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel sensor. Up front, there might be a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is expected to arrive with IP67 certified dustproof and waterproof chassis.

To recap, the Nokia 8 2017 sports a pair of 13-megapixel (Colour + OIS) + 13-megapixel (Monochrome) camera sensors at the back. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel camera.

HMG Global is expected to unveil the smartphone at MWC 2018 on February 26. However, Nokia 8 Sirocco might not the be the only smartphone that the company might unveil. There are rumors that the company will also launch its much-awaited Nokia 9 and 4G variant of the Nokia 3310 feature phone at the event.

To recap, the upcoming Nokia 9 phone is said to feature a 5.5-inch display with 2K resolution and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 6GB RAM. It is expected to come equipped with a dual-camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel lens and a 13-megapixel lens. The phone might run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.

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13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
  • Published Date: February 5, 2018 12:52 PM IST