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A glitzy flagship leads Nokia's MWC lineup

We take a first look at the new Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is here! And it's nothing like the existing Nokia 8. 

It has a bigger screen, some impressive cameras and sleeker looks.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco will cost 749 euros -- that's about $920, £660 or AU$1,200 -- and will be available in April this year.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

Firstly, the Sirocco is 95 percent covered with vacuum-moulded Gorilla Glass 5. 

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

It's also IP67 rated, so the occasional splash or two shouldn't be a problem. 

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

There's a dual lens with a telephoto for zoom. 

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

And the body is milled from stainless steel, with a spine that's 7.5mm thick and an edge less than 2mm thick.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

Following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, the phone also features wireless charging.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

Here are some more deets on those cameras: You've got a 12-megapixel camera for the main lens, a 13-megapixel camera for the telephoto and 5 megapixels on the front for your selfies (but with a large sensor for better low light shots).

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

Under the hood you'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

The 5.5-inch OLED panel curves at the edges, reminiscent of some Samsung phones. Another thing of note on the camera: Andy here is taking a "bothie", using both cameras at once.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

It comes with the Android One version of Oreo, which means this should be a pretty clean user experience right out of the box. Still plenty going on in the camera app though.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

With a 3,260 mAh battery, the Sirocco ought to comfortably make it through a day of regular use on one charge.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

No fancy colours here, it comes in black only.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available in April this year.

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Nokia 6 (2018)

We also got our hands on the new Nokia 6.

It has some great Zeiss camera optics as well as a significant speed boost with a new processor.

The Nokia 6 is available from the beginning of April this year and will cost around 279 euros (approximately $350, £250 or AU$450).

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Nokia 6 (2018)

While the name hasn't changed, plenty of other features have.

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Nokia 6 (2018)

Firstly, the phone is now encased in solid aluminium.

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Nokia 6 (2018)

And it features Zeiss camera optics. With these cameras, you can take "bothies", photos that use both the front and rear lenses at the same time.

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Nokia 6 (2018)

The insides have been improved, too: Nokia has replaced the old 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a 630, which should provide a 60 percent speed boost. 

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Nokia 6 (2018)

You'll also get 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage. Nokia says it'll offer a version with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage in some areas, but it hasn't yet specified where.

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Nokia 6 (2018)

The phone has a full HD screen with face unlock. It uses the Android One version of Oreo.

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Nokia 6 (2018)

The Nokia 6 is available from the beginning of April this year and will cost around 279 euros (approximately $350, £250 or AU$450).

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Nokia 1

Hey look, it's the cheap and cheerful Nokia 1! This entirely plastic device comes in blue or orange, with white detailing.

It's perfect for a second phone for a festival or holiday, or it can even work as a kid-friendly phone that can withstand a bit of rough and tumble.

Available globally at the beginning of April, the Nokia 1 will cost around $85 (approximately £60 or AU$110). 

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Nokia 1

While it may only have 1GB RAM, the phone comes with Google Android Oreo Go Edition, with optimised applications specifically designed to run well on low-cost, low-powered devices like this. 

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Nokia 1

For example, Google Maps and YouTube go edition are lighter and faster thanks to software optimisation. 

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Nokia 1

The phone is designed for emerging markets.

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Nokia 1

It'll be available at the beginning of April.

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Nokia 1

It'll be sold in western Europe and India. 

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Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is Nokia's obligatory supersized device. 

It has a huge screen and a whopping 16-megapixel front camera for dazzlingly detailed selfies.

The Nokia 7 Plus will cost 399 euros (about $490, £360 or AU$630). 

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Nokia 7 Plus

Cut from aluminium with anodised machined edges, it's quite the looker.

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Nokia 7 Plus

The 18:9, 6-inch screen will be great for watching films and for gaming on the go.  

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Nokia 7 Plus

The phone comes with a dual rear camera, one of which has a telephoto zoom function. It also has "adaptive sensor technology" on the 16-megapixel front camera, which promises better low light photos. 

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Nokia 7 Plus

Inside you'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. Nokia promises a 2-day battery life. 

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Nokia 7 Plus

Wait, two days of charge?! That's thanks to the 3,800 mAh battery. We'll see if the phone lives up to the claim when we get our hands on it.

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Nokia 7 Plus

Great news for people who hate using their hands: You can unlock this phone with your face.

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Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus comes with the Android One version of Oreo.

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Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus will cost 399 euros -- that's roughly $490, £360 or AU$630. 

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