Yesterday, at MWC 2018 Nokia announced up to 5 new devices. The most remarkable of them is the Nokia 8 Sirocco. It comes with a number of selling points and thanks to them this smartphone should make a tough competition to many top brands. Thus it’s quite expected to see Nokia’s results improved in the first quarter.
The brightest feature of the Nokia 8 Sirocco is the design. It is using a glass and metal combination. That’s why the phone provides a great touch and visual experience. Apart from this, it sports a 5.5-inch 2K pOLED screen curved on both edges. The display is also covered with the fifth-gen 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. The company also claims the frame is made of a single piece of stainless steel. Therefore, it provides the best build quality and solidness. However, the thickness is 7.5mm. And it comes with an IP67 rating. We are dealing with a dustproof and waterproof handset. As you guess, the 3.5mm audio jack is removed. At last, the fingerprint scanner is on the back.
In terms of hardware, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is packed with a Snapdragon 835 chip. Many may think it’s outdated. But the SND835 is the most popular chip that can be found even on laptops. Anyway, the SoC is paired with a 6GB LPDDR4X memory and 128GB storage. The 3260mAh battery supports for QC4.0 and Qi wireless charging. Thus the Nokia 8 is the first phone of the company supporting wireless charging. The rest of connectivity options include a support for 802.11ac (MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and GPS / GLONASS.
On the back, we have a dual-camera using a 12MP wide-angle sensor with a f/1.75 aperture as well as a 13MP telephoto sensor with a f/2.6 aperture. This camera supports 2x optical zoom and comes with Zeiss optics. The front camera uses a 5MP lens with a f/2.0 aperture.
Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available in early April at a price tag of 749 euros.