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.

Also read: Here’s All We Know About The Alleged Nokia Flagship, Nokia 9, Till Date

Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 GPU
RAM 4GB
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.

Camera

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

Features

  • 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.

Dual-Sight

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?

Conclusion

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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