Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus are Nokia's flagships at the MWC 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus are Nokia's flagships at the MWC 2018

Nokia has 4 new phones for the Mobile World Congress 2018 - the Android Oreo (Go Edition) Nokia 1, the Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the already-announced Nokia 6 (2018).

Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is HMD-owned Nokia's first 18:9 smartphone and is also Nokia's first Snapdragon 660-powered phone.

It has a 6-inch 2160x1080px IPS LCD which is both polarized and laminated, and promises 500 nits of brightness and 1500:1 contrast.

The Nokia 7 Plus is machined from a single block of aluminum which then receives 6 layers of paint for a ceramic-like finish. The result is a phone with a soft-touch, grip-friendly finish and hidden antenna lines.

It will come in either Black or White with Copper accented frame, camera, Nokia logo and buttons.

On the back of the Nokia 7 Plus there's a new dual camera system with a 12MP main camera with large 1.4um pixels and a bright f/1.75 lens and a second 12MP 2x telephoto camera with a 1.0um pixel pitch and a f/2.6 lens. The selfie camera is a new 5MP snapper with the same large pixels as the main camera - 1.4um - and a bright wide-angle lens - f/2.0, 84-degree FOV. All three cameras have the Zeiss branding.

The Nokia 7 Plus uses the Snapdragon 660 chipset with 4GB of RAM. There are 64GB of onboard storage and a microSD card for storage expansion.

The Nokia 7 Plus will be available in both single and dual SIM variants starting at €399 this April.

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is technically a more premium version of the Nokia 8 but in practice is much closer to a new phone altogether.

Where the Nokia 8 used a 16:9 5.3-inch LCD of QHD resolution, the Nokia 8 Sirocco uses a 16:9 5.5-inch QHD p-OLED display. The chipset is still a Snapdragon 835 mated to 6GB of RAM.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco does away with the aluminum back of the Nokia 8 and uses Gorilla Glass 5, front and back. The frame in-between is stainless steel.

Thanks to the use of glass on the back, the Nokia 8 Sirocco supports Qi Wireless Charging.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is also IP67 water and dust resistant, compared the IP54 splash resistance of the Nokia 8.

Finally the dual camera system has seen a complete overhaul. The Nokia 8 Sirocco now uses the same 12MP regular and 12MP wide camera of the Nokia 7 Plus.

You'll be able to buy a Nokia 8 Sirocco starting April for the price of €749


Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus are Nokia's flagships at the MWC 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus are Nokia's flagships at the MWC 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus are Nokia's flagships at the MWC 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus are Nokia's flagships at the MWC 2018