Nokia is back in flagship phones business, thanks to HMD. At Mobile World Congress (MWC), HMD Global Oy has announced the new Nokia-branded Android phone. The company’s flagship offering Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with new camera app which looks very similar to the one seen in the Lumia phones default camera app i.e the Lumia Camera.
Nokia launched its own camera application in 2013 for Windows Phones and Microsoft later rebranded the application to the Lumia Camera. The app had 3 basic features – Video Mode, Camera Mode and Smart Mode, one of the features also allowed the users to take multiple shots at once, and find the best photo.
While the version 5 introduced bunch of new features such as Night and Sports mode, along with an updated Video Mode, a lot of features in new Lumia Camera were limited to high-end Lumia devices with PureView technology only. Microsoft has replaced the Lumia Camera app with Windows Camera, and the company has also transferred the Lumia Camera UI ownership to HMD, Nokia’s parent company.
Starting with Nokia 8 Sirocco, the HMD is expanding its Android phone portfolio to every possible price point. The new Nokia phone comes with an updated Camera app which has Lumia camera layout with all settings such as ISO, shutter speed, white balance and exposure compensation. However, this feature is limited to Nokia Android smartphones with Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with ZEISS optics in a dual-camera setup, 12-megapixel wide + 13-megapixel Tele configuration for the best experience, along with dual-tone flash and display flash.
Nokia 8 Sirocco features a glass design, just like the latest-generation over-priced iPhones. Nokia’s new phone also comes with wireless charging, and the phone doesn’t overheat since it has a glass body, with a stainless steel frame. The front panel features a stunning 5.5-inch QHD pOLED display with 3D glass and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.