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Nokia 8 Sirocco with OLED display might show up at MWC 2018

Nokia 8 Android flagship might get a version with OLED display soon
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Next to the 4G LTE-capable Nokia 3310, a Nokia 8 with an OLED display is also expected to drop at MWC 2018. The Sirocco name was used by Nokia more than a decade ago for a handset whose gold-plated favor retailed for more than US$2,000.

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Although tests have revealed that the main camera setup of the Nokia 8 is not as great as it should be, this handset is a sturdy flagship that provides good value to those who don't have trust issues when it comes to the Nokia name. As strange as it seems, I heard more than just one of those looking for a new flagship saying that they don't trust Nokia "because they were out of the game for so long." Well, if the standard Nokia 8 was not able to win them over, maybe the upcoming Nokia 8 Sirocco will do so.

The model number TA-1005 was spotted once again, but this time we hear this handset will hit the market as Nokia 8 Sirocco, and not Nokia 9 "Avatar" as previously rumored. This information became public when the TA-1005 visited Thailand’s Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications, which is a local variant of the US-based FCC. The specs of this handset make it almost identical to the regular Nokia 8, albeit a bit larger: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 5.5-inch OLED display, 12 + 13 MP main camera, 5 MP front shooter, 128 GB internal storage, and a 3,250 mAh battery.

The strangest part in the list of specs above is that the front camera looks like it has been severely crippled, while the main image shooter might be a bit different as well (the Nokia 8 has a 13 MP front camera and a dual 13 MP setup on the back). Obviously, these specs are not official yet, so those waiting for a new Nokia 8 with an OLED display and improved mobile photography capabilities should wait for it. After all, MWC 2018 is less than a month away.

The Sirocco label was used by Nokia in 2006 for the Nokia 8800 luxury phone. Back in 2007, they even released a limited 24-carat gold-plated Sirocco that had a price of more than US$2,000.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 2 (Update: 2018-02- 2)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.