HMD is busy waking up old Nokia brands, the latest of which is the premium Sirocco line. Model number TA-1005 was just trademarked as Nokia 8 Sirocco. A logo bearing that inscription was found earlier this month.
The name is a throwback to the old Nokia 8800 Sirocco , which was named after the Mediterranean wind coming from the Sahara. The Sirocco model differed from the base 8800 with sapphire glass, molded steel panels and a leather case included in the box – it was Nokia’s most expensive model at the time.
The TA-1005 model name has previously been attached to the Nokia 9 instead, a claim backed up by several upgrades. The major changes are an LG-sourced OLED display , a dual selfie camera and more storage. The chipset (S835), main camera (12MP + 13MP), battery (3,250mAh) and most of the rest will likely remain unchanged.
HMD promised awesome things for the MWC so keep your fingers crossed for a new high-end model. The Nokia 8 Sirocco (as described by rumors) seems like a mid-season upgrade rather than a fully new model.