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. Recently, Nokia 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. Now, the new handset is about to hit the Indian market. Excited about a new entry in the high-end segment? Apparently, the new smartphone has already been listed on Amazon India. Read more to find about Nokia 8 Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price & Availability
|Price||Rs 36,999 (leaked)|
HMD Global is expected to launch its flagship Android smartphone in India at an event in New Delhi. The company had sent out invites for a New Delhi launch event with the tagline – ‘There are two sides to every story. Don’t miss out on yours.’ The Nokia 8 comes with a ‘Dual-Sight’ feature that allows you to capture video from the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
The Nokia 8 has already been listed on Amazon India, ahead of the launch. According to the new listing, the Nokia 8 is priced in India is Rs 36,999. It points users to a ‘Notify Me’ page.
The Nokia 8 was initially launched at 599 Euros (approx Rs 45,300). As of now, HMD Global is expected to bring only the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant to India. The flagship device will compete with the bigwigs like Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Apple iPhone 8 and OnePlus 5.
|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|
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.
- 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
- 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 rain 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.
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.
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.
With the Nokia 8, the Finnish brand is expected to take on high-end offerings by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus etc. 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.