Published: Fri, February 02, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Nokia sales grew throughout 2017, reached a total of 8.45 million units

Nokia sales grew throughout 2017, reached a total of 8.45 million units

Dutch publication MobielKopen reports that HMD Global, which has the license to sell Nokia-branded phones worldwide, has trademarked the name "Nokia 8 Sirocco" with model number TA-1005 in Thailand. It's now being speculated that the Nokia 8 Sirocco may be the premium variant of the original Nokia 8, which was released past year.

The new prices of the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 5 come at a time when there are reports that the next generation of Nokia smartphones will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. The Nokia 8, which was launched in India for Rs. 36,999 will now be available for Rs. 28,999. It now runs on Android Oreo 8.0 after receiving a major OS update previous year.

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Nokia has slashed its prices for Nokia 8 and 5. Further, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM.

As for the specifications, the Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The Nokia 8 versatile is an Amazon selective cell phone in India and contends with players like OnePlus 5T, Honor View 10, and so on which have a comparable valuing. The company in November also launched a 3 GB RAM variant of the Nokia 5 in the country. With that, the tech industry will get hands on the Nokia 9 flagship as well as the Nokia 6 (2018)'s and Nokia 7's global variants. All of this is backed by a 3,090mAh non-removable battery and runs Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. According to FCC documents, the handset would feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD OLED display made by LG Display, a 3250mAh battery, 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Also, the smartphone comes preloaded with a "bothie" feature that allows users to capture photos or videos using the front and rear camera setups simultaneously.

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