HMD Global is reportedly prepping for a grand start in 2018 as the Finnish brand is now rumoured to launch a new smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. As per a new report, the Nokia 8 (2018) will be the brand’s first device with the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is rumoured to be coupled with 6GB of RAM, and a 3250mAh battery will be fuelling the device. Also, the phone is expected to come with an 18:9 display.
In addition, the Nokia 8 (2018) may be renamed as Nokia 8 Sirocco. Remember the Nokia 8800 Sirocco mobile phone launched way back in 2006 and earned huge praise for the company? The Nokia 8 Sirocco is expected to be a tribute to that smartphone. Recently, HMD Global trademarked the Nokia 8 Sirocco name with a model number TA-1005. So, it’ safe to assume the Nokia 8 (2018) will be Nokia 8 Sirocco.
But the surprising aspect is that the phone is expected to be launched at the MWC 2018 later this month itself. While all the previous rumours said that Nokia is just working on a new Nokia 8 model for 2018, but no one expected that it would be launching this soon.
Also, all the previous reports suggested Snapdragon 835 SoC for the smartphone, but today’s report from a Chinese media says Snapdragon 845 SoC will be powering the device.
If that happens, the Nokia 8 Sirocco or Nokia 8 (2018) will be a major upgrade over the original Nokia 8. Other rumoured specifications include an 18:9 display, dual rear cameras of a primary 12MP sensor and secondary 13MP sensor. Also, there will be a 13MP selfie camera. All these cameras will be ZEISS certified. Another highlight of these rumoured features is the IP67 water and dust resistant properties.
The phone will boot Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and will have a USB Type-C port at the bottom which can be used to charge the 3250mAh battery inside. To make the way for Nokia 8 (2018), HMD Global has reduced the price of the original Nokia 8 in India.
HMD Global will be launching new Nokia smartphones on February 25 during MWC 2018. The Finnish brand is expected to launch the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1, Nokia 9, Nokia 7, Nokia 6 (2018), and now the Nokia 8 (2018) as well.