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Nokia 8 Sirocco Specs and Price

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Nokia has just pull the curtain off its new flagship for this year and it is quite a stunner. The smartphone in question here is the Nokia 8 Sirocco which according to HMD Global is the new premium flagship for their fans that has been seeking an high-end smartphone which is capable of doing more than the Nokia 8 was able to do. The smartphone comes with an entirely different approach different from what you usually have from Nokia.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2560 pixels (534 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition), AndroidOne
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with 6GB RAM
  • 128GB built in storage with no support for memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 13MP camera and a 5MP front camera
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 260 mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Design and Display

This is unlike anything you’ve seen from Nokia with its clean and classy design. The Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone comes with a mix of stainless steel sandwiched between a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 covering. It is also quite slim having a thickness of 7.5mm with tapered edges. The steel used in the smartphone is also stronger than the aluminium used in some other flagships. However, the rear panel can be quite glossy which is common to smartphones with glass finish.

The reduced edges and the curved screen makes the Nokia 8 Sirocco more compact. Although the curvature is not as complete as that found in the Samsung Galaxy S9, this a good thing as this might get in the way sometimes during usage. This display is crisp with a resolution of 1440 X 2560 pixels on a portable 5.5-inch screen. The P-OLED panel as a pixel density measuring up to 534 ppi.

Battery and Camera

High-end flagships like the Nokia 8 Sirocco usually don’t carry much battery capacity as it is always crammed up with features. Besides, the battery optimization on this smartphone to an extent is very efficient. HMD is going to be shipping the flagships with 3, 260mAh battery that also has a Qi wireless charging support.

Earlier HMD announced it collaboration with Zeiss-an optics expert to make the camera on this smartphone. The Nokia 8 Sirocco joins the league’s of high-end flagships with a dual camera with its 12MP rear camera and 13MP telephoto lens for 2X optical zooming. It also features the bokeh effect which gives a nice blurred background in portraits. A front facing 5MP camera is also sported on the Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone with a bothie feature that allows you to take videos and pictures with bother front and back camera at the same time.

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Hardware and Software

A little setback is noticed on the Nokia 8 Sirocco has HMD builds its flagship with last year’s chipset while the other flagships are already on this year chipset. Although, the Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor accompanied by a Adreno 540 GPU gives a convincing performance. An up to date SoC would have been preferred.

Also, the Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone comes with a generous 6GB internal memory alongside a 128GB built-in storage space. On a downside, it doesn’t support a memory card, however, 128GB is enough space for virtually anyone. You also have a stock Android 8.0 Oreo on the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Android One logo means the smartphone will get regular updates.

Pricing and Availability

The Nokia 8 Sirocco was officially announced in the MWC 2018 and would be released in the USA this April. Nokia 8 Sirocco is also scheduled to roll out for a $922 which is about 332, 000 Naira.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Specs

Here are a few specs of the Nokia 8 Sirocco:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.5 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: 140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch, P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP (f/1.75, 1.4 µm) + 13 MP (f/2.6, 1.0 µm), 2160p Video@30fps, 1080p Video@30fps/li>
  • Rear Camera Features:
  • Front Camera: 8MP f/2.0, 1.4 µm camera, 1080p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: Yes
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yee
  • 3G WCDMA:
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 260mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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