Finnish company HMD Global recently accuired the rights to manufacture Nokia smartphones. These companies are on a mission to re-introduce Nokia to the world. They also hope to bring back that Nokia excellence. So far so good for Nokia. Last year their smartphones recieved very high praise for thier durability. This year, at MWC Barcelona, Nokia unveiled the Nokia 7 Plus, a decently specced mid range smartphone. Nokia also unvield another smartphone at that event, the Nokia 8 Sirocco.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is dressed in 95% glass and has a stainless steel chassis along the sides of the phone. The phone has a gloss black finish and seems to share some design inspiration from the original Nokia 8800 Sirocco. In terms of software, the Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with Android One, a pure stock Android software experience, which is a huge plus for this device.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Curved Flagship Beauty
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- 5.5 inch 16:9 display
- Dual 12MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics
- 5MP 1080p camera at the front
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chip with 6GB of RAM
- 128GB storage with support ofr microSD
- 3260mAh battery
- USB Type C
- No Headphone Jack
- Android 8
- IP67 water and dust resistant
- Wireless Charging
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an elegant device with its gloss black, glass, and stainless steel design. This may seem like a fragile design, but if the smartphone is put together the same way all Nokia’s from last year were put together, then you can expect decent durability.
All of the above specs do check out very well, except for a few things. The phone has last years Snapdragon 835 chip, and the battery, although decent, could have been bigger. Nokia has gone big with some of the features like RAM and storage. So I dont see why they held back on battery size and processor.
On the bright side, you will be able to enjoy a pure Android 8.0 experience with the included Android One software. Google has promised to supply 2 years of incremental updates to this software.
Picture Credit – Nokia