HMD Global has announced their flagship Nokia 8 smartphone today. We welcome this new addition in the Android flagship space. The Nokia 8 is distinctly designed and carries the best hardware offerings available right now. The phone comes with a 5.3 inch 1440p display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. As evident, this is in competition with other flagships. On the exterior, it carries a similar design as to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The back is uni-body metal. Read further to get technical details and availability information for the new Nokia 8.
The phone was leaked heavily but some details have just been reveled such as the dual camera system. The camera modules use Zeiss optics, a very well-known establishment in terms of cameras. Some neat tricks have been packed with the software to make use of the hardware. Also, Nokia has introduced a Bothie camera mode. This is where the phone will activate both front and rear cameras. However, whats new with this is the fact that you can even broadcast it in video form to multiple platforms. Read ahead to get the full specifications of the phone and availability details.
Nokia 8 Specifications:
Here are all the key details for Nokia 8’s hardware:
|Nokia 8||Technical Specifications|
|Dimensions||151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm|
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Display||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2560x1440, 5.3 inches|
|Processor||Snapdragon 835, 8 cores, 2.45GHz|
|Memory||64GB ROM with 4GB RAM / 128GB with 6GB RAM only for Gloss Blue|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Camera||Primary camera 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
Front-facing camera 13 MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
|Video||MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9|
|Audio||MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus|
|Additional features||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0|
Nokia 8 Price and Availability:
The Nokia 8 would be priced at 599 Euros ($705) and will be made available for European regions early next month (September). More regions will soon be added to the list but at this point, it is not clear which ones. Nokia hasn’t announced a release date for US regions which raises questions on whether it will reach across or not.
With such features, the phone is quite competitively priced. Keep in mind, the phone also ships with LCD display rather than an OLED screen.
Nokia 8 Pictures:
Here is a a short introductory video by Nokia:
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