HMD Global, the company who owns the licence to manufacture Nokia smartphones, today unveiled a slew smartphones at an event held just a day before the world's biggest phone tradeshow, Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018), held in Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available from April at a price of €749 (~$921/₹59,589).
It also runs the classic Nokia game Snake, which might be the coolest thing about this device. The colours are most visible on the back panel, but can also be seen creeping around the edge from the front a little. The phone features a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display with curved Gorilla Glass 5 and a single-piece stainless steel body for durability.
Nokia 8 Sirocco will ship with Android Oreo 8.0 and since its an Android One device, you will be able to get latest Android updates from Google soon. The Nokia 1 will be available in Warm Red and Dark Blue.
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. Yes the company calls it "New Nokia 6". A 3.5mm headphone jack is not available here, you'll need to use a dongle in order to plug your headphones in.
It will come in either Black or White with Copper accented frame, camera, Nokia logo and buttons.
The Nokia 8 is the company's flagship phone, priced at 749 euros (A$1174) and created to compete with Samsung's and Huawei's premium models. There's no doubt in the fact that the new Nokia 8 Sirocco is the Finish brand's direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S9. It begins with a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge curved pOLED 2K resolution display "in a compact form that nestles perfectly in any hand".
This machine has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform (including processor) and 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM.
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The Nokia 1 will have key Android features such as Google Assistant. On the camera front, Blade V9 will feature a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The selfie camera is a new 5MP snapper with the same large pixels as the main camera - 1.4um - and a bright wide-angle lens - f/2.0, 84-degree FOV.
A new, 4G-ready version of Nokia's 8110 is priced at 79 euros (A$124).
Sony Xperia XZ Premium, an already worthy competitor for Samsung, is likely to get a successor this year that will yet again rival the latest Galaxy.
A part of that is down to the skinny screen bezels, with the all-the-rage 18:9 aspect ratio that makes it look truly up to date.
Still, you'll benefit from the long battery life of yesteryear, with each charge promising an impressive 17 days of standby, or 48 hours of MP3 music playback.