The old Nokia is no novice in the luxury phone business. Known as the founder of the British luxury phone brand, Vertu, the Finnish giant had once brought similar grandeur to the Nokia brand using the moniker Sirroco. Although used only on the luxurious Nokia 8800, the Sirocco trademark became a success and over time, gained a cult following.
Nokia is no longer making phones, but the brand’s presence in the mobile phone market is now being maintained by a small Finnish startup company called HMD Global. But the brand has long been out of the market that some of its loyal fans might have already jumped into another ship never going back again. To convince them to jump back in, HMD Global is betting big on nostalgia and there’s no other way to do that than digging into the past and look for what marked people’s heart the most.
Starting from Asha and Xpress-on™, HMD has renewed another old Nokia trademark under its ownership, the Sirocco. Unlike the first two though, the Sirocco trademark has already appeared on some leaks and seems like the updated version of the Nokia 8 will be the first to use the moniker.
The model number TA-1005 (Avatar), which we correlate to the Nokia 9, actually belongs to the Nokia 8 Sirocco as revealed by Thailand’s Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications. We don’t know if the phone is going to follow the use of the old Sirocco, but surely we are looking forward to a worthy update.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will come 5.5″ OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 12+13MP Zeiss rear camera configuration, 5+5MP selfie shooter, 3250mAh of battery and 128GB of internal storage with microSD card expansion. HMD will more likely improve the design of the next generation Nokia 8, but this is being a Sirocco Edition, we might see some special things on this one.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications:
- 5.5″ Quad HD+ OLED Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon
- 8356GB/8GB of RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB of ROM
- 12MP+13MP rear-facing cameras with Carl Zeiss optics
- 5MP+5MP front-facing cameras with Carl Zeiss optics
- Dual Sight (Bothie)
- OZO 360° Audio Recording
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- 3250mAh of battery