Nokia launches its Android flagship – the Nokia 8

Nokia has finally launched its much-awaited 2017 flagship phone, the Nokia 8. The smartphone, featuring Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS, was officially unveiled in London on Wednesday.

The flagship phone comes after the brand, which literally came back from the dead, launched Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones and Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone.

Talking about Nokia 8, it comes with dual 13-megapixel rear sensors with Carl Zeiss lens. The selfie camera on the front also features the same resolution.

Nokia 8 comes with a Dual Sight mode which allows one to capture images and videos from front and rear cameras simultaneously. Nokia calls this feature “Bothie”.

The Nokia 8 features 6000-series aluminium unibody and will ship in glossy Polished Copper and Polished Blue colours, as well as matte Tempered Blue and Steel finishes.

As per Nokia, the phone is IP54 rated meaning it is splash-proof.

As regards specifications, the Nokia 8 is a powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (extendable upto 256GB via microSD cards), and packs a 3090mAh battery. The phone will ship in both single SIM and hybrid dual SIM variants.

The Nokia 8’s 5.3-inch 2K LCD display comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone features USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

HMD Global, which has relaunched the Nokia phone brand, said the Nokia 8 will be available globally in early September – in India, it is expected to ship in early October.

The phone has been launched at an equivalent price of EUR 599 (around Rs 45,000). However, the official India price would be known nearer to the launch only.

Be less Selfie. Be more #Bothie.

The design

Made with ultimate craftsmanship

The Nokia 8 undergoes a rigorous 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing to ensure its distinctive design pairs flawlessly with the polished aluminium unibody. The ultimate in seamless unibody construction, Nokia 8 is designed to nestle perfectly in the palm of your hand.

A first for mobile phones, the exclusive Dual-Sight mode lets you use both front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen photos and video.

 

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