HMD Global is a company that is responsible for the return of Nokia to the market of Android smartphones. Responsible for the whole enterprise are the same people who once worked in the department of mobile devices of the Finnish giant. That is why we were all waiting for the presentation of the Finns at the recently launched MWC 2018 fairs in Barcelona.

Nokia 8 Sirocco – bezel less flagship

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Many people have been waiting for HMD Global to present a flagship that will be able to compete with Samsung Galaxy series S smartphones. The device is the Nokia 8 Sirocco:

  • Body: Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass, stainless steel frame, dimensions: 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5 mm;
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 16:9, QHD p-OLED;
  • Rear camera: main 12 Mpix, 1.4um, f/1.75; support 12 Mpix 2x Telephoto, 1.0 um, f/2.6 lens; Dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS optics;
  • Front camera: 5 Mpix (1.4 um), f/2.0, wide viewing angle (84 °);
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, octa-core 2.5 GHz + 1.8 GHz;
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal memory;
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo;
  • Battery: 3 260 mAh, Quick Charge 4.0, wireless Qi charging;
  • Connectivity: LTE cat. 12 (600 Mbps), optional dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0,
  • GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB Type-C;
  • Other: fingerprint reader, waterproof IP67;
  • Price: 749 EUR (approximately 60 000 INR).

Nokia 8 Sirocco does not have a mini-jack audio connector. That’s why there is a suitable adapter and USB-C headphones in the box. The curved OLED screen looks interesting, but HMD Global still needs to work on reducing the top and bottom frames.

Nokia 7 Plus – almost a flagship

Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is the first HMD Global smartphone with a screen size of 18:9. Technically, due to the processor used, it is not a flagship, but we are dealing here with a well-made device with a good display and cameras from the flagship:

  • Body: aluminium with ceramic plating; dimensions: 158.38 x 75.64 x 9.55 mm;
  • Display: 6 inches, 18: 9, FHD + 2160 x 1080 pixels, IPS LCD;
  • Rear camera: main 12 Mpix, 1.4 um, f/1.75; support 13 Mpix 2x Telephoto, 1.0um,
  • f/2.6 lens; Dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS optics;
  • The front camera: 16 Mpix (1.0 um), f / 2.0;
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2GHz + 1.8 GHz;
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory;
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo;
  • Battery: 3 800 mAh, Quick Charge;
  • Connectivity: LTE cat. 6 (300 Mbps), optional dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0,
  • GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB Type-C;
  • Other: fingerprint reader;
  • Price: 399 EUR (about 32 000 INR).