HMD has officially announced their flagship smartphone Nokia 8. With the launch of Nokia 8 the first branded Android flagship, the company put an end to the rumour and leaks that have been hitting the web.
Unlike the other smartphones launched by Nokia, Nokia 8 comes with a premium design and high-end specifications as it is the flagship smartphone launched by the company.
Let’s discuss the few features of Nokia 8
Nokia 8 comes with an unibody design and it is built using a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The pure design is claimed to be refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing to give it a premium finish. The smartphone measures 7.3mm in thickness on an average.
Nokia 8 grants a 5.3 inch IPS 2k resolution display with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. The smartphone also makes use of Snapdragon 835 SoC tied with 4GB RAM. It also has default memory space of 64GM that can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. The device gets the power from a 3090mAh battery with the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The connectivity features on board include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, dual SIM support in select markets, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port.
Nokia 8 has dual-rear camera setup. HMD Global and Carl Zeiss informed about stirring rumours that the Nokia 8 will feature the camera technology from the latter. Moreover, the Nokia 8 comes with a 13MP dual-lens rear camera setup for clicking photos in RGB and monochrome. The dual camera setup comes with OIS, PDAF, IR range finder and f/2.0 aperture. This range finder has been called the best rangefinder for the money by many experts. Up front, the Nokia flagship smartphone features a 13MP selfie camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and display flash.
The Nokia 8 runs on stock Android like the other Nokia smartphones in the market. The device has been launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. HMD has already assured that the Nokia smartphones will receive OS support for two years so we can expect the Android O update to be rolled out to the Nokia 8 in the coming months.
Price and Accessibility
The Nokia 8 has been launched at €599 (approx. Rs. 45,000). HMD has announced that the Nokia 8 will be made available in the global markets starting from early September. The device will be available in Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered Blue and Steel.
Besides these technical specifications, the Nokia 8 comes with additional features such as Liquid Cooling, Dual-Sight and Nokia OZO Audio.
Also, the smartphone has the IP54 rating that makes it splash proof.
The presence of Nokia OZO Audio was already tipped by the rumours and speculations and it captures spatial audio with the help of 4 or more microphones (if your smartphone has these many microphones).
The Dual-Sight feature lets you capture images via both the front and back cameras at the same time in split-screen and also live stream using the dual rear camera lenses.
Liquid Cooling keeps the Nokia 8 cool under any circumstances.