Nokia 8 Sirocco Flagship Android One Smartphone Announced

Nokia 9

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Google also said more Go edition handsets will be unveiled this year at MWC.

Nokia backed by HMD Global also introduced some new smartphones. HMD Global said that it shipped 70 million Nokia phones in 2017, and that it took the lead in the feature phone category, which is very impressive.

It comes in Black / Copper, White / Iron and Blue / Gold colors. It will hit shelves in April, priced at €399. Underneath the hood resides a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor with four Kryo 260 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four other at 1.8GHz respectively. It is powered by a MediaTek chipset and has 1GB of RAM that is paired with 8GB of internal storage.

There's a fingerprint scanner on the rear, leaving the front of the phone more clutter free.

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There's a primary 16MP camera on the back with that 5MP low-light sensor alongside, and also an 8MP front-facing camera. The dual camera at the back are a 13 MP main snapper and a 2 MP assistant and the front camera is a 5 MP.

TechCrunch says the phone's price tag begins at 79 Euros, or approximately $97. For software, it runs on Android Oreo OS.

The Nokia 1 will cost €75, $85 and will be available at the beginning of April 2018. The phone comes with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. It'll have a 1500 mAh battery, so you'll be able to make calls even via VoLTE for over 48 hours.

Nokia 7 Plus has also bee unveiled by HMD Global at the MWC 2018. The new model that's now coming to the West is being released as part of Google's Android One program meant to showcase the advantages of stock Android. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 128GB. At the front of the phone, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It claims to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes and promises the standby time of up to 507 hours.

HMD is expanding its portfolio of smartphones to offer devices at different price points.

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New Nokia 1 is put under Google's Android Go initiative, which offers the latest Android experience on entry-level hardware offerings. On the back, the device comes with ceramic coating. For starters, Zeiss has a legendary connection with the brand Nokia, with the first Zeiss lens appearing on a smartphone way back in Windows-powered Nokia smartphone days.

If that seems a bit pricey, Nokia hopes you'll give the Nokia 7 Plus a look. The secondary camera is of 13-megapixel with f/2.6 aperture. Also, the optics are made by ZEISS, Nokia has a long history of using Carl Zeiss' lenses in its phones.

HMD also unveiled a new version of the Nokia 6, one of its first smartphones announced at MWC previous year.

A Nokia flagship smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor is reportedly in the works, and its retail name will be the Nokia 8 Pro. The Android 8.1 smartphone has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display, a 16MP dual lens low-light rear camera and an 8MP front camera. For those who find it important, this also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Nokia 8 is available in April, the revamped 8110 in May.

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