Nokia recently launched the successor to last year’s Nokia 8 – the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Best described as a cosmetic upgrade to the original Nokia 8, the Nokia 8 Sirocco does not really improve its hardware specs over the last model. The reason why we are talking about the Nokia 8 Sirocco, however, is because this is a comparison article and we will compare this new Nokia to two other smartphones that were recently announced. These handsets include the recently confirmed OnePlus 6 and the Huawei P20 Pro that was officially unveiled just a few days ago. Let us check how the new Nokia 8 Sirocco fares against these two new offerings both of which are expected to be launched in India in the weeks to come.
OnePlus 6 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Huawei P20 Pro: Display, Design
While we know that the OnePlus is confirmed to be arriving soon, the company is yet to reveal the actual design of the handset. However, keeping history as a precedent, it would not be surprising if the OnePlus 6 would closely resemble the recently announced Oppo R15. This is because previous OnePlus flagship models were based on the Oppo R series. Anyway, from what is currently known, the OnePlus 6 is likely to feature a notched display like the one on the Oppo R15. This panel will be an Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels – ending up with a PPI density score of 402.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an evolution of Nokia 8’s design from 2017. The handset gets a stainless steel frame and is covered in toughened glass in both the sides. The display on the Nokia 8 Sirocco measures 5.5-inches across and happens to be a P-OLED panel with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. The handset ends up with a PPI density figure of 534 making it the sharpest display in this comparison.
The Huawei P20 Pro gets a large 6.1-inch display which is of the AMOLED type. This panel ships with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. Like the OnePlus 6, the highlight of the Huawei P20 Pro’s design is the iPhone X-like notch on at the top of its display. The odd resolution means that the handset ends up with an unusual aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The PPI density score for the display is 408.
OnePlus 6 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Huawei P20 Pro: Specifications, Hardware
While the actual spec sheet of the OnePlus 6 is under wraps, what we do know is that the handset would come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. This is currently the most powerful offering from Qualcomm and integrates an octa core Kryo CPU as well as the Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. The handset is likely to be offered in a 6GB + 128GB version and an 8GB + 256GB version. The camera department is likely to be handled by a dual 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel setup at the rear and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco even though a new handset, uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset from 2017. The graphics department is handled by the Adreno 540 GPU. The handset comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. There is a microSD card slot thrown in as well for additional storage. The phone gets a twin 12-megapixel camera setup at the rear with Carl Zeiss optics. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera that can be used for video calls too.
The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 SoC that houses an octa core processor and the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU for graphics. The phone will come with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard storage. A memory card slot, however, is absent. For imaging, the P20 Pro uses Leica optics and will get a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a primary 40-megapixel camera, a secondary 2–megapixel camera and a tertiary 8-megapixel shooter. At the front, the phone will use a 24-megapixel camera with autofocus and f/2.0 aperture.
OnePlus 6 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Huawei P20 Pro: Price in India
The prices of the OnePlus 6 and the Huawei P20 Pro are yet to be revealed. The Nokia 8 Sirocco’s price was officially revealed at its launch event in India earlier this week. This new Nokia flagship will set you back by Rs.49,999 in India. The OnePlus 6 and the P20 Pro are both not expected to breach the Rs.45,000 mark in India. That said, we would be in a better position to compare once the official prices of the other two handsets are revealed later this year.