Nokia 8 Sirocco, an ultra-compact powerhouse for the fans

Nokia 8 Sirocco’s premium craftsmanship and effortless performance takes creative storytelling to a whole new level, in ultra-compact style

Front of Nokia 8 Sirocco in Black
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Inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s elegant design and compact style is the ideal blend of precise craftsmanship and purposeful innovation. Delivering powerful storytelling features including ZEISS optics and perfectly tuned acoustics, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact powerhouse, and our most beautiful smartphone to date.

Patrick Henchie, Head of Product and Operations, Sub Sahara Africa, HMD Global, said:

“You know how passionate we are about design. Great design should deliver an intuitive and effortless interaction, it should look and feel incredible, and perform flawlessly. Above all, it should make you feel something. Nokia 8 Sirocco is the true embodiment of that effortlessly elegant craftsmanship, combining a premium curved glass finish with incredible performance. The Sirocco name is synonymous with ultra-premium Nokia phones of the past, and it felt like the perfect match for the metamorphosis from an already popular phone into this design classic.”

Elegant design

To deliver the optimum fusion of strength and beauty, The Nokia 8 Sirocco’s premium curved glass covers over 95% of the phone and seamlessly meets a frame precision milled from a single piece of stainless steel. Its compact style delivers an ultra-slim profile, just 2mm thin at the edge, combining an edge-to-edge curved pOLED 2K 5.5-inch display with smaller bezels and body curves to create its sleek, slim look.

Built tough, the Nokia 8 Sirocco can survive a pressure of over 204 KG (450lb[i]) - the weight of three average adults. The steel frame is 2.5 times stronger than 6000 series aluminium, paired with 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. 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.

Powerful storytelling

Capture every detail thanks to Nokia 8 Sirocco dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics that combine an ultra-sensitive, wide angle primary camera for ultimate low-light performance and a secondary 13MP sensor with 2x optical zoom. Thanks to Pro Camera mode, you can have full manual control over each picture you take, including white balancing, focussing, ISO, shutter speed and exposure correction, helping you take photos like a pro.

Enhanced Dual-Sight, which seamlessly harnesses both front and back ZEISS cameras to give a split screen visual, now delivers an all new Picture-in-Picture view and better integration with Google Photos to deliver the ultimate #Bothie including verbal prompts with Google Assistant: ‘take a Dual-Sight video’.

And with perfectly tuned acoustics, you can capture crystal clear, distortion free audio on the Nokia 8 Sirocco in even the loudest of places. Featuring Nokia spatial audio, its three high performance microphones capture everything from the quietest whisper to the loudest rock concert[ii].

The most powerful Nokia phone to date, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is optimised and tuned to deliver effortless performance with its 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 835 Mobile Platform. It is also the first Nokia Android smartphone to support Qi wireless charging.

Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment

The Nokia 8 Sirocco joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. It will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates. With its pure Android installation, the Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down so you can enjoy your phone for longer. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, Nokia 8 Sirocco will come with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you’ll get more storage space.

By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is available in retail for R499.00/month x 24 months on Post-Paid Operator deals or from R 11,799.00 prepaid / cash (deals may vary from network providers).

[i] In a bend test when weight is placed upon the body in lab conditions

[ii] Up to 132dB

 

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.

Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android, Android One, Google and Google Photos are trademarks of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

 

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