Nokia 8 Launched in India at Rs 36,999; Sale starts Oct 14

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HMD Global launched Nokia 8 in India on 26th September at an event in New Delhi. It’s time to rejoice for the Nokia fans as HMD Global has now unveiled the first ever Android flagship device by Nokia, the Nokia 8. It will be interesting to see how Nokia competes with the other Android flagships like OnePlus 5, LG G6, Honor 8 Pro.

Nokia’s latest Android flagship device comes with top of the line specifications, a dual camera with ZEISS lens, an all-metal design, OZO audio, stock Android and more. The smartphone got listed on Amazon India even before the launch. The smartphone is set to go on sale on 14th Oct via both online as well as offline channels.

Millennials, today, are always exploring new ways to create and share content. It’s these creative content creators who inspired us to craft a smartphone with them in mind. That’s why we’ve worked to bring three world firsts – the debut collaboration with ZEISS, OZO spatial 360° Audio, and real-time live streaming using Dual-Sight mode.

– Ajey Mehta, Vice President – India, HMD Global

Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 will be launched in Polished Blue Tempered Blue, and Steel color variants. The Polished Copper variant will go on sale a few weeks later. The company at the launch event said all Nokia 8 models sold in India will be made in India. Nokia 8 launch offers include 100GB of additional Jio data 10GB extra data a month for up to 10 recharges (Rs. 309 and above) until August 2018. Nokia 8 consumers will also have access to special Nokia Mobile Care Concierge Service in 50 cities across the country. Nokia 8 consumers from these 50 cities can avail of Nokia Mobile Care services from the convenience of their homes.

Also check, Leaks regarding Nokia Flagship Android.

Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0.
  • Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS LCD, 554 ppi, 2.5D Corning Glass.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 & Adreno 540 GPU.
  • RAM: 4 GB.
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with a microSD card.
  • Rear camera: 13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) with ZEISS optics, 1.12 μm pixel, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Dual-tone flash.
  • Front camera: 13 MP, PDAF, 1.12 μm pixel, f/2.0 aperture, Display flash
  • Battery: 3,090 mAh supports Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 160 g

The dual-SIM Nokia 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, with an update to Android 8.0 Oreo promised. The smartphone bears a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is IP54 rated, which makes it splash proof. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (4 Kryo cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 4 Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz) coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

The dual rear camera setup on the Nokia 8 includes two 13MP sensors: one is an RGB sensor and features optical image stabilization (OIS), while the other is a monochrome sensor. Both have an aperture of f/2.0, 1.12-micron pixel elements, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), a 76.9-degree wide-angle lens, dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder.

Nokia 8 launched
Nokia 8 – Dual Sight mode

Features

Bothie: A unique feature which allows you to use both front and back camera on the Nokia 8 for live streaming. The Dual sight comes into play. It essentially allows you to stream from both the front and rear cameras at the same time. So for example, if you are doing a Facebook or YouTube live from an event, the feature will split the screen into two so that you can interact with your audience. To use this feature you will have to use another app known as Dual Sight.

Ozo Audio: Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to feature OZO Audio placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. It allows 3D audio capture with 4 or more microphones if available on a smartphone. If your smartphone has 3 mics it will be able to capture Spatial 360 audio capture using OZO Audio. If your smartphone has only 2 microphones it will still be able to capture spatial audio.

Check out the video below to feel the difference OZO Audio makes to the audio output quality:

Liquid Cooling: Another interesting feature of Nokia 8 is the liquid-cooling that keeps it cool under trying circumstances. The device comes with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high-performing system across the full length and breadth of the handset.

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