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Nokia 8 Sirocco set for MWC 2018 – report

We’ve already seen the Nokia 6 2018 launch in China, packing an updated chipset. But a new report claims that HMD is working on a “Nokia 8 Sirocco” for MWC 2018.

According to prominent tech publication My Drivers, the Nokia 8 Sirocco (apparent model number TA-1005) will pack a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM and a 3250mAh battery.

However, the website also claims that the device will offer IP67 water resistance and wireless charging, making for a welcome change over the original Nokia 8. If true, this means the new model will probably offer a polycarbonate or glass back. Metal backs generally don’t play nice with water resistance and wireless charging.

My Drivers adds that the Nokia 8 2018 model will also feature a similar dual-camera setup to last year’s iteration. Here’s hoping the camera software gets a tune-up, at the very least.

Will it indeed make MWC 2018 though? It would be a surprise to us, as the original Nokia 8 was shown off in August — that means less than six months between the two devices being revealed.

Nevertheless, we’re also expecting the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus to make appearances at the expo.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More