HMD will be hoping to boost sales even more with four new Nokia smartphones plus a feature model
Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone was launched in February 2018. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels.
The flagship phone is 7.5mm thin, Nokia 8 Sirocco. Made from metal and glass, the phone has a 5.5in, 2K, 18:9 OLED display, The bezels look similar to Google’s Pixel 2 XL display, wireless charging plus IP67 protection against water and dust. The Nokia 8 Sirocco runs Android 8.0 and is powered by a 3260mAh non removable battery.
Fingerprint reader has been moved to the rear to reduce the bezels at the front. The entire phone is curved towards wedge-like points at the edges, with a design that hides the usual ugly antenna lines. It feels small, light, and thin as a result of these changes, although the chamfered edges might take some getting used to.
Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, not its flagship 845 chip. The phone does come with 6GB RAM, so it’s hopefully no slouch, but it does seem odd for a flagship handset to not be running flagship processors. The Nokia 8 Sirocco will go on sale in April.
HMD is also using a dual-camera system at the rear with a 12-megapixel primary camera and ZEISS optics. The front-facing 5-megapixel camera also has a wide-angle (84-degree) lens for selfies, and of the software will support HMD’s “bothie” mode to take a photo using both the front and rear cameras.
There’s a new Pro Camera mode, and it’s rather similar to what you might have found on the old Nokia Lumia devices. It provides manual control over the camera settings in a radial menu, with options to change white balance, focusing, ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. It’s useful if you like to get more control over what you’re shooting.
All of HMD’s latest Android-powered phones (with the exception of the Nokia 1) will join Google’s Android One initiative. It’s a program that’s designed to provide pure Android on handsets, and something that HMD had been doing before. This will mean Nokia-branded Android phones will get the latest monthly security updates, and stick to Google’s vision of Android design and UI.