After launching the entry-level and mid-range Android smartphones in India, HMD Global now came up with the flagship Nokia 8 smartphone. It was first unveiled ahead of the IFA 2017 event and is already available in few European markets. Unlike the latest flagship devices from other manufacturers, the Nokia 8 still looks similar to the other candy-bar shaped smartphones. It comes in three different colors with matte and glossy finish body. The company also confirmed that all the units going on sale in India will be made in India.
Coming to the pricing, the Nokia 8 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage costs Rs. 36,999. The smartphone will go on sale from October 14th through Amazon India and major retail stores including Croma, Reliance Digital, Sangeetha Mobiles, Poorvika, and BigC. Earlier this year, Nokia launched Nokia 3310 (2017), Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 in India via offline retail stores. On the other hand, the Nokia 6 is exclusively available through Amazon India. All the Jio 4G users are eligible to get 100GB of additional Jio data when recharged with Rs. 309 and above.
The company is also offering special Nokia Mobile Care Concierge Service for the Nokia 8 customers in 50 cities. Unlike the current flagship smartphones with 18:9 display, the 5.3-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display on Nokia 8 still offers 16:9 aspect ratio. On the of the display is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for extra protection. Under the hood is the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45GHz. It comes coupled with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card.
On the rear of the device is the dual camera setup featuring 13MP RGB sensor and 13MP Monochrome sensor with Zeiss optics lens. It comes with PDAF, laser autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. There is a 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 78.4-degree wide-angle, and PDAF. Both the front and rear cameras are capable of recording in 4k resolution and can record video simultaneously with the Dual-Sight mode. Nokia 8 also supports Nokia OZO’s spatial 360-degree audio technology while recording videos.
With the IP54 certification, the Nokia 8 is also splash-proof. The device backed by a 3,090mAh non-removable battery and comes with Quick Charge 3.0. It comes with hybrid SIM slot where the user can add two SIM cards or one SIM card and one MicroSD card. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1 port. It runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 out of the box and will soon receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!