Samsung, Xiaomi and Sony are expected to debut Snapdragon 845 driven flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech expo later this month HMD Global has also confirmed that it will be present at MWC 2018 on Feb. 26 to unleash new devices. A recent report had revealed that the Finnish firm had recently trademarked the Nokia 8 Sirocco moniker. Fresh information reveals that the smartphone will be fueled by Snapdragon 845 and it may get unveiled at the forthcoming tech trade fair.
Previous reports have revealed that the HMD Global is working on 2018 edition of Nokia 8. In 2006, Nokia had launched the Nokia 8800 Sirocco phone. It is speculated that the upcoming Nokia 8 variant will be a tribute the 8800 Sirocco. The trademark filing had revealed that the model number of this upcoming Nokia phone is TA-1005. Leaked information reveals that the Snapdragon 845 chipset will be present under the hood of the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The SoC will be coupled with 6 GB of RAM.
Like the original Nokia 8 from last year, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is expected to house a dual camera setup. It is likely to include ZEISS certified 12-megapixel sensor and 13-megapixel sensor. It is expected to arrive with a selfie camera of 5-megapixel. The smartphone is expected to arrive with IP67 certified dustproof and waterproof chassis.
It may house a 3,250mAh battery that will be equipped with wireless charging. The exact size of the screen is not known and there is no confirmation on whether it will be supporting 18:9 aspect ratio. Instead of the LCD panel available on the original Nokia 8, the upcoming Sirocco model may arrive with an OLED panel. Rumors also claim that it will be carrying a price tag of 5,000 Yuan (`$793).
Not only the Nokia 8 Sirocco, but also other phones such as Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) global edition, Nokia 4, Nokia 1 and Nokia 3310 4G global variant are likely to get announced at MWC 2018. As far as the abovementioned specifications of the Nokia 8 Sirocco are concerned, we advise to take this report with a pinch of salt.