In the new world of the ‘notch’ and the likes, it’s somewhat refreshing to see something that’s inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones. The Nokia 8 Sirocco’s design and compact style is the “blend of precise craftsmanship and purposeful innovation”.
It is also great to see that Nokia retains ZEISS optics.
Nokia 8 Scirocco design
The Nokia 8 Sirocco’s premium curved glass seamlessly meets a frame precision milled from a single piece of stainless steel. Its compact style delivers an ultra-slim profile. The flagship combination of an edge-to-edge curved display with smaller bezel creates a sleek, slim look.
Luxuriously weighted and perfectly balanced, it feels more secure in your hand thanks to the improved grip given by the dual diamond-polished stainless steel frame.
Enhanced Dual-Sight, which seamlessly harnesses both front and back cameras, now delivers an all new Picture-in-Picture view and better integration with Google Photos.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is optimised and tuned to deliver effortless performance with its 6GB RAM and 128GB. Powering things along is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
Moreover, this also happens to be the first Nokia Android smartphone to support Qi wireless charging.
Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment
Additionally, I like that it lands with a pure Android installation. Furthermore, this means that it comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up battery life or hamper performance.
Finally, the phone ships loaded with Android Oreo out of the box.
Sarah Edge, General Manager of UK & Ireland, HMD Global, said:
With the amount of similar looking smartphones available, it can be hard to stand out. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is designed to be your elegant companion, letting everybody know you have a special, unique and undeniably premium smartphone. The Nokia 8 has been one of our most popular phones in the UK so we’re delighted to bring this design classic to our fans here.”
Price and availability
Available in Black, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is available from 16th May from selected retailers for a RRP of £649.
A free Google Home Mini bundle is offered to all customers who redeem at www.nokia.com/googlehomemini before June 14th, while stocks last.