Nokia 8 Launched – All You Need To Know

It seems like Nokia has re-entered the smartphone market with a constructive plan. The company has already launched Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 handsets in the country. Now, Nokia has unveiled its first high-end Android smartphone dubbed Nokia 8. The premium all-metal design comes with high-end specifications, a Carl Zeiss dual camera setup and stock Android OS. Excited about a new entry in the high-end segment? Read more to find about Nokia 8 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Nokia 8

Price & Availability

Price 599 Euros (Rs 45,300)

The Nokia 8 is priced at 599 Euros. The price might differ in other markets. The Nokia 8 is expected to be priced at Rs 39,999 in India. It will compete with the upcoming series of flagship bigwigs like Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Apple iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 along with the likes of already popular OnePlus 5.

The Nokia 8 will go on sale globally in early September. As for now, there is no confirmation regarding the India launch date. However, since the recently launched Nokia 3 has received an overwhelming response in India, we can hope to see the high-end smartphone pretty soon.

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 GPU
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.3-inch, 2K (2560 x 1440pixels), IPS LCD, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (13MP + 13MP) with flash
Front Camera 13-megapixel
Battery 3090 mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with a Quad HD resolution, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, 700Nits of maximum brightness and Nokia’s trademark Glance Screen. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.

The new handset comes with an innovative heat management solution with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe. It is backed by a 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The 64GB internal storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.


In this segment, Nokia has collaborated with the well-known Carl Zeiss. The Nokia 8 sports a ZEISS powered dual camera setup with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a dual-tone flash. It combines a 13-megapixel RGB (color) primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 13-megapixel secondary monochrome (black and white) sensor. Both cameras come with f/2.0 aperture.

The 13-megapixel front camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and display flash.

Also read: Nokia 3 India Launch: All You Need To Know


  • Dual Sight Video
  • Pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
  • All-metal (Aluminium) Design
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dual speakers
  • OZO Audio
  • Dual-SIM
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C port
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Four Color options
  • Splash resistance

The Nokia 8 runs the stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box (without any additional pre-installed apps and services). Nokia claims that it will be one of the first non-Google brands to release Android O to their smartphones.

The Nokia 8 sports an all-metal design made from a single block of aluminum. It is just 4.6mm thick at the edge. A fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button. It sports USB Type-C port and dual speakers on the bottom edge. The Nokia 8 comes in four color options – Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel.

Instead of IP68 dust and water resistance, the Nokia 8 comes is splash proof (IP54). It will be able to withstand light rains and splashes of water. Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.


Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to offer ‘Dual-Sight’ video. The new feature allows you to use the front and rear camera at the same time in a split screen view. It works for both photos and videos. The new handset can live stream the Dual Sight video natively and in real-time to YouTube and Facebook.

OZO Audio

With Nokia 8, the company is offering a 360 degree fully immersive audio experience. The new smartphone uses three microphones and Nokia’s acoustic algorithms to capture 360-degree spatial surround sound. You can also share 4K videos with OZO audio.

Also read: Nokia 6 Vs Moto G5 Plus Comparison: Which Phone is Better?


With the Nokia 8, the Finnish brand is expected to take on high-end offerings by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus etc. The pricing plays a crucial role in this segment. While Nokia does have a nostalgic advantage, it can only take it so far. HMD Global has a long fight ahead before becoming a top player in the smartphone market. It remains to be seen if Nokia 8 will be that breakthrough device for the brand. Are you waiting for a flagship device from Nokia? Let us know in the comments section below.

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