Back in September last year, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8. At MWC 2018, the company has launched a new variant of the smartphone, Nokia 8 Sirocco. The Nokia 8 Sirocco marks basically a premium variant of Nokia 8. now HMD Global launched Nokia 8 Sirocco in India at a launch event in New Delhi.
Nokia 8 Sirocco specifications, features
The Nokia 8 Sirocco flaunts a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge 2K resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB RAM. There is 128GB internal storage which can’t be expandable in future.
For photography, the smartphone is equipped with the dual-camera setup at the back with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. The dual rear camera setup featuring 12MP wide-angle sensor with a f/1.75 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom with a f/2.6 aperture. On the front, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel fixed-focus sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It measures 140.93×72.97×7.5mm and has a non-removable 3,260mAh battery.
The smartphone runs on Android Oreo out-of-the-box and is a part of Google’s Android One initiative. This means the smartphone runs on stock Android.
Nokia 8 Sirocco price and launch offers
The Nokia 8 Sirocco price in India has been set at Rs. 49,999. It will be available via Flipkart, the Nokia Mobile Shop, and select retail outlets. The smartphone will only be sold in a single Blacolorour variant. Pre-bookings start from April 20, and the smartphone will go on sale from April 30.
As for the launch offers, Airtel prepaid users will get 20GB additional data on each of the first six recharges (Rs. 199 and Rs. 349), and postpaid subscribers will get complimentary 20GB per month on plans priced at Rs. 399 and Rs. 499 plan for 6 months. Airtel customers will also get an extended free subscription to the Airtel TV app till December 31, 2018. Buyers will also get 25 percent instant discount on domestic hotels on bookings made via MakeMyTrip. Purchases made using ICICI Bank cards will get 5 percent cashback till May 31; the handset will be available with no-cost EMIs on credit cards, Bajaj FinServ, and Home Credit.