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HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco, an upgraded variant that comes with some surprising design changes. HMD has opted for glass on 95% of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, with a tiny stainless-steel chassis than runs along the sides.

The result looks impressive too, and the fingerprint reader has been moved to the rear to reduce the size of bezels at the front. The whole device is curved towards wedge-like points at the edges, with a design that hides the usual ugly antenna lines. The device feels small, light, and thin.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by Qualcomm’s 835 processor instead of latest Snapdragon 845. Coupled with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. The device has a 5.5-inch pOLED display (2560 x 1440). HMD Global is also using a dual-camera system at the rear with a 12MP primary camera and ZEISS optics. The front-facing 5MP camera also has a wide-angle (84-degree) lens for selfies, and it will also support HMD’s “bothie” mode to take a photo using both the front and rear cameras simultaneously.

While the camera software on the predecessor of Nokia 8 Sirocco i.e., Nokia 8 was rather underwhelming and basic, HMD is upgrading it for the new Nokia. There’s a new Pro Camera mode, and it’s similar to what you might have found on the old Nokia Lumia devices. The pro camera mode provides manual control over the camera settings in a radial menu, with options to change white balance, focusing, ISO, shutter speed, and exposure. It’s useful if you love to take lots and lots of photos like a pro.

Since, HMD has switched to a glass device, there’s also wireless charging on the Nokia 8 Sirocco. HMD also decided to kill the headphone jack on the Nokia 8 Sirocco. You’ll need to use USB-C or Bluetooth headphones.The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available in April and is priced at 749 euros/$920/ Rs. 59589( approx)


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