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Nokia 8 Sirocco Launched In India At Rs. 49,999

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Launched In India At Rs. 49,999

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Nokia

Model / Variant

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Launch Date

4 April 2018

Price

Rs 49,999

Dimensions

140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm

Design

Glass Back
Glass Front
Steel Frame

Colors

Black

Display Size and Type

5.5 inch
OLED

Display Resolution

2560 x 1440 px
16:9 Aspect Ratio

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

CPU

Octa-core
4x2.5 GHz Kryo
4x1.8 GHz Kryo

GPU

Andro 540

Memory Storage

128GB

RAM

6GB

Operating System

Android 8 Oreo

Primary Camera

12MP RGB
f/1.75
13MP Telephoto
f/2.6

Camera Features

PDAF
HDR
Panorama

Primary Video

4K @ 30 fps

Secondary Camera

5MP
f/2.0

Secondary Camera Video

1080p @ 30 fps

Battery

3260 mAh

Connectivity

NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB type C

SIM Type

Single Nano SIM Slot

Other Features

Fingerprint Sensor

Nokia has launched its first flagship smartphone of 2018 in India, the Nokia 8 Sirocco for Rs 49,999. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a successor to the 2017 Nokia 8. For all its bells and whistles, the Nokia 8 was criticised for its design and camera capabilities. The Nokia 8 Sirocco has taken its design inspiration from the original Sirocco moniker. For context, Sirocco is a reference to the Nokia 8800 Sirocco edition which was launched in 2006, which had a metal unibody design with a scratch-resistant sapphire glass.

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The device has a 5.5 inch pOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 px resolution. The display offers a dual curved design with the vacuum moulding technology with Gorilla Glass 5. In fact, it looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Nokia has started to follow the industry trend by removing 3.5 mm headphone jack on the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

Under the hood, the device has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. However, the devices misses out on memory expansion. The phone has a dual Zeiss camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and a 13MP telephoto sensor with f/2.6 aperture. The smartphone also has a pro camera app, with manual controls. However, unlike most flagship smartphones, the phone misses out on OIS.

The phone has a 3260 mAh Li-ion battery with support for fast charging via USB type C port. Additionally, the smartphone also supports wireless charging and is the first Nokia Android phone to do the same. This is a true design flagship phone from Nokia. The smartphone has a glass back with a stainless steel frame. The device runs on pure Android 8 Oreo with Android One programme. However, it still runs on last year’s chipset with prominent bezels on the top and bottom part of the device.

The smartphone has a one of a kind design, which makes this device looks premium. At this price point, the Nokia 8 Sirocco directly competes with the likes of the Galaxy S9. However, the phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with an old style 16:9 aspect ratio display. The upcoming OnePlus 6 will have a similar glass design with a taller 19:9 aspect ratio screen and a notch could boast a threat to this device. In fact, the OnePlus might retail for a price of Rs 34,000, which is much less the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s Rs 49,999 price tag.

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