Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: Android One goes sexy and expensive


On the software side, the Sirocco joins the Android One family, offering a high-quality software experience designed by Google.

There's plenty of power under the hood of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, although it's not the most cutting edge.

Nokia 1 was the star of the show. HMD's new smartphones portfolio includes Nokia 8 Sirocco, the most-powerful Android One smartphone launched so far.

HMD's strategy is to use distribution partnerships with 600 top mobile operators and retailers in selected markets around the world to offer reliable, affordable products with the latest innovations, plus monthly Google security updates on all phones.

It could also be a strong pick for children or elderly people who are getting to grips with mobile phones for the first time. There's also a Zeiss backed selfie snapper on the front of the device. The Nokia 8 Sirocco's curved glass finish envelops a precision-crafted stainless-steel frame to deliver a fusion of strength and beauty. Nokia claims it can attain a 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. Inside is 128GB USF2.1 storage. The purported Nokia 8 Pro, however, is reportedly at least six months away from release.

Note: Along with this flagship, Nokia also announced 4 other mobile devices today.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco's is inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones. In the camera department, the Nokia 8 Sirocco sports 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras and a 5MP single front camera.

With five new launches, three of which are Android One devices, one Android Oreo Go edition, and a 4G version of its 8110 label, it's a merry-go-round for smartphone users. Both are 16:9 aspect, both are 5.5-inches on the diagonal and both have a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for 403ppi. The 6-inch FullHD panel is protected by Gorilla glass and has a pixel density of 403 ppi.

The phone runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and 6GB of RAM.

The phone has 16-megapixel dual-lens main camera with 1.4 micron pixels, an f/1.7 lens and Zeiss branding. So get ready for some new Nokia phones running Android. With a width of just 7.5mm, the smartphone looks stunning.

The Nokia 8810 4G will be available starting from May at 79 Euros (approximately Rs. 6,300).

We don't have official United Kingdom pricing just yet, but Nokia says we can expect a price tag of around €79 - so that's probably £79, too. Pricing details have yet to be announced. Available in two colour choices, Nokia 7 Plus will start shipping early April for 399 euros, before taxes and subsidies. Nokia has opted to remove the port on this phone, even though it's kept it on all the other phones it's launched at MWC 2018. The said phone is expected to feature the world's first penta-lens camera setup, which was first reported to be featured in the Nokia 10.