Last month, HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone at an event held in London. It is Nokia’s first flagship product that runs Android OS. Earlier to this, the company launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones. The Nokia 8 is priced at €599 (approx $710 / Rs. 45,500) and is mentioned to be available globally from September 2017. Coming to the India launch, the Nokia 8 will go on sale from early October. The smartphone comes in Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, and Steel color options.
The Nokia 8 is now available to pre-order through Carphone Warehouse in the UK and comes with a slightly lower price tag of £499.99 (approx $645 / Rs. 41,500). Carphone Warehouse is also offering a free Nokia Steel smartwatch worth £119.95 (approx $155 / Rs. 10,000) for free with every pre-order. Unlike many other smartwatches, the Nokia Steel lacks the display to show the information or mirror the notifications. It more like a fitness tracker and counts the steps, distance, and calories. To know the fitness details, the user has to sync the Nokia Steel with the Health Mate app.
It is also waterproof up to 5 ATM which makes it perfect for swim sessions. Even the Samsung’s newly announced Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker and Gear Sport smartwatch also comes with 5 ATM water resistance. Unlike the regular fitness trackers, the Nokia Steel with its premium looking design stays stylish on your wrist. Another interesting feature is the eight months long battery life that too with the standard button cell battery. As of now, the Nokia Steel pre-order offer is only limited to the UK. The Nokia 8 will be available in stock beginning September 13th in the UK.
Talking about the Nokia 8, it comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display. Under the hood is the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor built using the 10nm architecture and comes coupled with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to another 256GB via a MicroSD card slot. With the IP54 certification, the smartphone is also splash-proof. On the rear is the dual camera setup featuring 13MP RGB sensor and 13MP Monochrome sensor.
It includes PDAF, laser autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. There is also a 13MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. The device also supports Nokia OZO spatial 360-degree audio technology while recording videos. It is backed by a 3,090mAh non-removable battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. It runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 out of the box and is confirmed to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for the Nokia 8 pricing and availability details in India.