Meanwhile, the company appears to be resurrecting favourite Nokia brands since it has reportedly trademarked a new handset with version number TA-1005 as the ‘Nokia 8 Sirocco’.
MWC 2018 Revealed HMD Global Nokia 8 Sirroco
The term was earlier utilised in the Nokia 8800 Sirocco back in 2006, for the premium edition of this Nokia 8800 handset.
According to Dutch site Mobielkopen, TA-1005 was trademarked as Nokia 8 Sirocco, further adding that the 2018 variant of this Nokia 8 will likely be unveiled soon, together with all the Sirocco branding.
The name has surfaced about the mobile certification website of Thailand. This information comes about a month after a NokiaMob report indicated the title as the ‘Nokia 8 Sirocco’ emblem was discovered inside the upgraded camera app of Nokia 5.
Interestingly, the model number TA-1005 was earlier anticipated to be attributed to the highly anticipated Nokia 9, which has been supposed to be declared at MWC 2018.
As per US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification, the Nokia 9 was expected to come with version numbers TA-1005, TA-1042, and TA-1009. The Nokia 9 version that surfaced on the FCC website was codenamed Avatar.
Based on the FCC listing, the version number TA-1005 will sport a 5.5-inch OLED display made by LG Display, and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It also features a dual camera setup with 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel detectors.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Battery
The handset is said to include a 3250mAh battery with rapid charging support.
It will not be the first-time HMD will attempt to revamp classic Nokia brands. We have seen the Nokia 3310 get a new avatar in 2017, and presently a 4G version of the handset has also been unveiled.
HMD Global has already promised its following lineup of tablets to be found at MWC. Even though speculations are rife that Nokia 9 and Nokia 1 will steal the limelight at the event, we could also expect the Sirocco version of this Nokia 8. Notably, these speculations should be taken with a pinch of salt, as Nokia hasn’t revealed any details about the forthcoming Nokia phones.