HMD Global unveils the Nokia 8 Sirocco with Android One

HMD Global unveils the Nokia 8 Sirocco with Android One

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, has launched its latest flagship smartphone – the Nokia 8 Sirroco which is basically an upgraded variant of the Nokia 8, with some surprising design changes.


The Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by Qualcomm’s 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. At the center is a 5.5-inch pOLED display (2560 x 1440) protected by 3D Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. There is a dual-real camera setup with a primary 12MP Zeiss lens and secondary 13MP telephoto for 2x optical zoom. Up front there is a 5MP wide-angle camera touted with 84 degree FOV and support for the Pro Camera mode. It packs a 3,260 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging support and fast charging that promises 50% in 30 minutes.

Lacking a 3.5mm headphone jack, it will be available in black with Android 8.0 Oreo on board and is another One device. It will be available in early April for 799 € (approx. Php50k).

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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1 Response

  1. Carlo Ople says:

    While I’m a fan of Android One on budget and mid-end devices, I think using a pretty barebones OS on a high end phone is a missed opportunity. Would’ve been better if Nokia took the same approach with high end phones similar OnePlus with their OxygenOS.

    But I guess they’re putting a premium on fast updates and a secure OS, so it’s a win for their customers still. Nice to see a beloved brand make a comeback. And quickly at that.

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