Launched last year, Nokia 8 was the most powerful phone from the HMD Global. Nokia 8 had flagship specs, ample RAM, and a sizable battery. In an MWC 2018 event, the company unveiled an update to the phone in the form of Nokia 8 Sirocco.
Just like last year, the phone has flagship specs and it comes with Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB of LPDDR RAM. More impressive is the phone’s new 5.5-inch QHD display which is curved just like some of Samsung phones launched in last years. These phones have an older 16:9 screen ratio meaning the phone has noticeable bezels around its top and bottom.
The company is launching the phone with 128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. In the camera department, the phone packs a 12 and a 13-megapixel sensor on its back with Zeiss branding. The company said that it will support up to 2X optical zoom and better color quality at ranges.
What I liked most about the phone is actually its software. The phone will come pre-installed with Android One instead of a modified Android build meaning the phone will regularly keep receiving Android security updates and new Android versions for almost two years.
Nokia 8 Sirocco is priced at EUR 749 which is the most expensive Android phone from the company at the moment, however, that may change with the release of leaked Nokia 9 in future.