Nokia is starting its second year as a new-look Android maker but it already has a big portfolio to build on and a solid market position to build from. More importantly it has a great relationship with Google which has enabled Nokia to supply its phones with fast, clean as well as up to date and secure software.
2017 brought us a couple of midrange Nokia phones with solid specs at low prices and its first Android flagship in the sensible Nokia 8. 2018 is starting like more of the same – sensible midrangers, but we’ll have to wait for Nokia’s true 2018 flagship.
NOKIA 8 SIROCCO SPECS
- Body: Gorilla Glass 5, stainless steel frame; 140.93×72.97×7.5mm.
- Screen: 5.5-inch, 16:9, QHD p-OLED
- Rear Camera: Main 12MP, 1.4um, f/1.75 lens; Secondary 12MP 2x Telephoto, 1.0um, f/2.6 lens; Dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS optics
- Front Camera: 5MP (1.4um), f/2.0, 84-degree FOV, Display Flash
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon® 835, octa-core 2.5GHz + 1.8GHz
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Battery: 3260mAh, Quick Charge 4.0, 50% in 30 minutes, Qi Wireless Charging
- Connectivity: Optional dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB Type-C
- Misc: Fingerprint reader, IP67 water and dust protection
From its Mobile World Congress 2018 lineup we’d pick the Nokia 8 Sirocco as the top gun of the pack. It may be something of a Nokia 8 rehash, on paper, but make no mistake, this is an honest to goodness flagship in person.