Mobile manufacturer Nokia had quite a bit to say at the recent Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona. It seems that Nokia is yet again counting on the appeal of phones from years gone by, after the huge buzz about its re-release of the iconic Nokia 3310 last year. Among the latest releases, you’ll find that at least one that recalls times gone by, but Nokia’s latest range of flagship Android phones also has tongues wagging. Here they are.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco
Already touted as one of the best Android phones you can buy in the following months, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by Android Oreo and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. 6GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage provide ample space for all the pictures you’re going to take with its two rear-facing cameras – one is a 12-megapixel ultrasensitive lens, which is paired with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens.
All the cameras use Zeiss optics and the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s dual-sight shooting mode allows users to use the front and back cameras simultaneously. Photography aficionados will be glad to hear that a manual control mode allows users to customise every aspect when taking photos.
The all-screen 5.5-inch pOLED display is crisp and clear. The phone also features Gorilla Glass 5 panels on both sides and IP67 dust and water resistance, making it exceptionally durable.
The Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, and features a Zeiss dual rear camera (12-megapixel and 13-megapixel) and dual-shooting capabilities. The phone has 64GB of inbuilt storage.
Three microphones improve noise reduction, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, just like the one on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, keeps unwanted noses out of your business. The Nokia 7 Plus is being called a mid-range phone with premium features, and we can see why.
The new Nokia 6
The second-generation Nokia 6 is the most geometric and almost industrial of all the new releases. Made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, it also features dual-shooting and Zeiss optics. It is available in 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, with a 4GB RAM/64GB ROM version expected a little later this year. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor runs the device. Like all the new releases from Nokia, it runs Android Oreo.
The Nokia 1
This new release runs a slimmed-down version of Google’s software called Android Go. This light version of Android Oreo has been specifically adapted for devices with 1GB RAM or less, which allows users to still have access to the internet and the Google Play Store. The budget device features a 5-magapixel camera with a flash and a 2-megapixel front camera, two SIM slots, 8GB of storage, and space for microSD cards of up to 128GB for extra storage. The phone’s basic set-up makes it a good option for people who want a phone without all the bells and whistles.
The Nokia 8110 4G
The re-released 8110 is a nod to the phone made famous by Neo in The Matrix. It is jokingly called Nokia’s banana phone due to its colour and it curves, but the new version has 4GB capabilities, a 2-megapixel rear camera, 4GB storage. Nokia calls it “the only phone that fits your face”, and we’re sure the 8110’s 25-day battery life will certainly make you smile.