Rebirth of old Nokia phones at MWC a trend?
It seems like Nokia plans to bring an old Nokia phone to life again. A recent rumour has it that the HMD Global-owned company is planning to launch a new variant of the Nokia 8, allegedly called the Nokia 8 Sirocco at this year’s MWC.
For those who don’t know, Nokia, back in 2006, unveiled the premium Nokia 8800 Sirocco, and it is expected that the company could revive the old guy in the form of a Nokia 8 variant, much like it did with the Nokia 3310 last year.
In terms of the specs, the purported smartphone carrying a model number ‘TA-1005’ is likely to come with a 5.5-inch OLED display and could be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as the original Nokia 8. The 2018 variant of the Nokia 8 is expected to sport dual cameras at the back, rated at 13-megapixel and 12-megapixel, while the one at the front could stand at 5-megapixel.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco could come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Additionally, the device is expected to have a battery capacity rated at 3,250mAh battery and could preferably run Android 8.0 Oreo.
Furthermore, Nokia is expected to launch the flagship Nokia 9, the Android Oreo Go versions of its budget smartphones, and might unveil variants of the Nokia 7 and the Nokia 6.
To know what Nokia has up its sleeves, we need to wait until the February 25 event. So, stay tuned.