Nokia Firmly in The Flagship Race With the Nokia 8 Sirocco

Today has been a busy day for Nokia at Mobile World Congress.  Not only did they announce their first entry into the Android Go program, the Nokia 1, but they also announced three other devices that are a part of the Android One program.  Along with the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus, the company announced the new Nokia 8 Sirocco and it is clearly aiming for flagship status.

Sporting a 5.5″ QHD pOLED display with rounded edges, the Nokia 8 Sirocco provides a premium experience and performance.  It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC and is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.  It will come with Android Oreo out of the box and, because it is part of the Android One program, it will come with a pure Android experience.

Camera wise you have a dual configuration on the back.  You have a 12MP wide angle primary camera coupled with a 13MP telephoto lens along with a dual-tone flash.  On the front, you have a 5MP selfie camera and this phone comes with Nokia’s Dualie software.  The cameras all have Carl Zeiss optics.

Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco

Powering all of this is a 3260mAh battery that supports both Quick Charge 4.0 as well as Qi wireless charging.  The Nokia 8 Sirocco is rated IP67 so it is water and dust resistant, has a fingerprint scanner and NFC built-in.  There is no headphone jack.

As for price, the Sirocco is expect to be around $920 when it is release in April.  The phone is expected to be released globally.

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