The Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ was in the spotlight at MWC 2018. The main reason why this handset overshadowed other models is mainly related to its hardware, especially to the Snapdragon 845 chip. But there were a few other devices with astonishing design and specs list as well. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of them. But this smartphone couldn’t overcome the Galaxy S9 because of a previous-gen chip put under the hood. Although the rest of features are impressive. Today, the company officially announced this amazing handset will go on sale tomorrow, on April 3. Honestly, we have known this, and Nokia only confirmed it.
In terms of appearance, the Nokia 8 Sirocco uses a double-3D curved glass body. The overall coverage of glass is up to 95%. So we can say this is a piece of crystal. The frame is made of a high-strength stainless steel, which is 2.5 times higher than the 6000 series aluminum alloy hardness. The thickness is only 7.5mm.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco sports a 5.5-inch 2K OLED curved screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip based on a 10nm process node, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of UFS2.1 storage, 3260mAh battery, and runs on Android O. As for photography, there is a dual-camera on the back with a 12MP wide-angle sensor and a 13MP telephoto Zeiss certified lens. This camera has a 1.4-micron pixel area, f/1.7 aperture, dual-view mode, professional camera features, and support for 2x optical zoom and portrait bokeh effect. At last, the phone also integrates two high-assurance microphones providing up to 24-bit and 132-dB high-dynamic-range recording technology. The latter is comparable to the professional audio studio.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is priced at 4699 yuan ($748) and it will ship on April 3.