HMD Global announced five smartphones during its MWC 2018 press conference, and one of those smartphones is the Nokia 8 Sirocco. This handset has been leaking for quite some time now, and the Nokia 8 Sirocco is actually both the most powerful and most expensive device HMD announced today. This is one of two Nokia-branded, Android One handsets announced during HMD’s press conference, the other one is the Nokia 7 Plus which we’ve already talked about. Speaking of which, Android 8.0 Oreo ships out of the box here, and we’re looking at a stock version of Android, as this is an Android One smartphone after all.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is made out of stainless steel, well, its frame is, as a glass panel is included on the back of the device. A fingerprint scanner sits on the back of the phone, right below the device’s cameras. The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a curved display, it sports a 5.5-inch QHD pOLED (2560 x 1440) display, with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of it. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is not fueled by the Snapdragon 845, it ships with the Snapdragon 835 instead, Qualcomm flagship processor for 2017. In addition to that SoC, HMD also included 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM inside of this phone, along with 128GB of internal storage. 12-megapixel (f/1.75 aperture) and 13-megapixel (f/2.6 aperture, telephoto lens, 2x lossless zoom) shooters are included on the back of the device, and HMD partnered up with ZEISS once again, as the Nokia 8 Sirocco includes ZEISS’ optics. These are actually the exact same cameras which HMD included in the Nokia 7 Plus, in case you were wondering. A 5-megapixel shooter (f/2.0 aperture) lies on the front side of the phone, while the Nokia 8 Sirocco also comes with a display flash.
A 3,260mAh non-removable battery can be found on the inside of this smartphone as well, and it allows you to utilize Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging tech. The Nokia 8 Sirocco also supports wireless charging, Qi standard. A 3.5mm headphone jack is not available here, you’ll need to use a dongle in order to plug your headphones in. This smartphone comes with Bluetooth 5.0, while it measures 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5mm. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is IP67 certified for water and dust resistance, while the phone will go on sale in April, just like the Nokia 7 Plus. The Nokia 8 Sirocco will set you back €749 should you choose to buy it, at least in Europe.