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The Nokia 8 Sirocco powerhouse arrives in UK

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PRESS RELEASE

London, 17th May 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available to buy from Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, Mobile Phones Direct and Amazon for a RRP of £649 starting from 16th May.  

Inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s elegant design and compact style is the ideal blend of precise craftsmanship and purposeful innovation. Delivering powerful storytelling features including ZEISS optics and perfectly tuned acoustics, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact powerhouse, and our most beautiful smartphone to date. 

Sarah Edge, General Manager of UK & Ireland, HMD Global, said: “With the amount of similar looking smartphones available, it can be hard to stand out. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is designed to be your elegant companion, letting everybody know you have a special, unique and undeniably premium smartphone. The Nokia 8 has been one of our most popular phones in the UK so we’re delighted to bring this design classic to our fans here.”

Elegant design

To deliver the optimum fusion of strength and beauty, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s premium curved glass seamlessly meets a frame precision milled from a single piece of stainless steel. Its compact style delivers an ultra-slim profile, combining an edge-to-edge curved display with smaller bezels and body curves to create its sleek, slim look.  Luxuriously weighted and perfectly balanced, it feels more secure in your hand thanks to the improved grip given by the dual diamond-polished stainless steel frame.

Powerful storytelling

Capture every detail thanks to the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics and with its Pro Camera mode, you can have full manual control over each picture. Enhanced Dual-Sight, which seamlessly harnesses both front and back cameras, now delivers an all new Picture-in-Picture view and better integration with Google Photos.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is optimised and tuned to deliver effortless performance with its 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 835 Mobile Platform. It is also the first Nokia Android smartphone to support Qi wireless charging. 

Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment

The Nokia 8 Sirocco joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. It will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates. With its pure Android installation, the Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down so you can enjoy your phone for longer. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will come with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you’ll get more storage space.

By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.

Available in Black, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is available starting from 16th May from selected retailers for a RRP of £649. 

A free Google Home Mini bundle is offered to all customers who redeem at www.nokia.com/googlehomemini before June 14th, while stocks last.

Pre-orders on Nokia.com and include 6 months’ free insurance.

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.