Unless your company is Samsung, it can be hard to grab any real attention at the world's largest mobile industry trade show known as MWC 2018. Samsung's habit of debuting its marquee phone, this year known as the Galaxy S9 and , to much fanfare has a tendency to take up most of the tech headlines during the show's week long running.
But every so often, another company does steal the spotlight. Nokia did it last year with its relaunch of the beloved . And it managed to do it again this year by launching another reboot of its banana-shaped and the , the latter of which serves as the company's high-end flagship.
The 8 Sirocco is a sleek phone with a stainless-steel frame, a glass back and thin bezels. It runs the lighter Android One OS and is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen, a waterproof design and dual rear cameras.
To see how the 8 Sirocco stacks up against the new Galaxy phone spec-by-spec, check out the chart below. And for more information, be sure to read.
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Nokia 8 Sirocco
||Samsung Galaxy S9||Nokia 8 Sirocco|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels||5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.81x2.70x0.33 in||5.55x2.87x0.30 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||147.7x68.7x8.5 mm||140.93x72.97x7.5 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.75 oz; 163g||TBD|
|Mobile software||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo One|
|Camera||12-megapixel||12-megapixel (standard), 13-megapixel telephoto|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz), or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (2.36 GHz + 1.9GHz)|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||128GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 400GB||256GB|
|Special features||Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning||Water-resistant (IP67); wireless charging|
|Price off-contract (USD)||Varies: $720-$800||About $925|
|Price (GBP)||£739||About £660|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,199 (64GB), AU$1,349 (256GB)||AU$1,199|
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