After a series of leaks and rumors, HMD Global has finally unveiled its first ever Android flagship phone Nokia 8. The device will go on sale in early September across Europe for a price of 599 Euros. At this price point, it faces fierce competition from the likes of Galaxy S8, LG G6, etc.
Contrary to the 2017 flagship standards, the Nokia 8 comes with thick bezels around the display. The antennae are placed at the top and bottom edges without blemishing the look of the phone. 13 MP dual camera setup with Zeiss optics and Ozo audio support are key highlights of the smartphone.
Nokia 8 Specifications
Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) IPS LCD panel with support for ‘always-on-display’. The device is splash resistant with an IP54 rating. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. HMD has also promised that the Nokia 8 will be amongst the first few devices to receive the Android O update.
An octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) along with Adreno 540 GPU powers this device. It packs 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card upto 256GB.
In the camera department, the Nokia 8 houses a dual camera setup that consists of one 13MP monochrome sensor and one 13MP RGB sensor. Both cameras work in tandem to improve the overall picture clarity. It comes with a “bothie” mode lets you capture photos or videos simultaneously from front and rear cameras.
On the front, it features a 13MP sensor with auto focus. Both front and rear camera can shoot 4K Ultra videos, however, OIS is present only in the 13MP color sensor on the back.
A non-removable 3090 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support powers this device.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, Bluetooth, USB Type-C etc. A fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button of the phone.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 8 has been priced at 599 Euros, and will be sold globally starting in September. The phone comes in four colour options – Matte Silver, Matte Blue, Polished Blue, and Polished Copper.
While HMD Global has not revealed pricing and availability details for India, the Nokia 8 is expected to arrive in India around October.