The Nokia 8 flagship is here!
A month ago, in October, HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 8 in London. At that point, no information was provided about the smartphone whether it will launch in India. However, it is suggested that the Nokia 8 will finally make its way to India on September 26, in New Delhi. This year, Nokia had a series of launches such as – Nokia 3, 5 and 6. While these phones were targeted for the budget audience, Nokia 8 stands out and is the most superior variant from its siblings. Rumours suggest that the new Nokia 8 will be priced anywhere between Rs 40,000 to Rs 45,000 (Price is subjected to change. This is just an approximate figure) and will retail during the festive season of Diwali via offline and online channels.
To recall, the Nokia 8 is flagship smartphone that is built out of a single block of 6000 series of aluminium. It sports a 5.3- inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels resolution) IPS LCD display protected with Corning Gorilla 5 atop. The phone is powered by the latest processor, i.e. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocking eight cores, paired with 4 gigabytes of RAM. Storage will facilitate 64 GB that can be further expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD card on a hybrid sim slot.
Nokia 8 will follow the 2017 trend of the dual rear camera feature. The dual camera setup features a Carl Zeiss lens, out of which one will be a primary 13-megapixel RGB sensor with Optical Image Stabilization and the other will be a 13-megapixel camera monochrome sensor for sharper images. The primary sensor has f2/0 aperture, supporting 4K recording. On the front, the device comes with a 13-megapixel camera for selfies.
Our generation is filled with selfie lovers and most of the mobile brands have focused a lot on developing smartphones that are selfie centric. Once upon a time that was known to be the people’s favourite brand, Nokia. One can imagine the brand to deliver what is essential to its users. Nokia has identified how important it is to capture the right selfie. Therefore they have packed the phone with a unique feature called as the Bothie effect.
According to HMD Global, Bothie will change the way you click selfies and upload it on social media just like every other person. It is a game changer and the next evolution of selfies. Bothie, as the term suggests, uses Nokia’s Dual Sight technology that will make use of both the rear and front-facing cameras at the same time, shooting video or photos of a subject and the smartphone operator simultaneously, which can be shared live directly to all social media platforms. Moreover, it has also added a feature for audiophiles, which is known as OZO spatial that will give you a 360′ degree audio experience. What more can we seek for now?
The phone will be packed with 3,090 mAh of battery life for your daily tasks. Unfortunately, the phone will run on Android Nougat v7.1.1 for now. However, it is running tests for Android Oreo and will make way for it in the near future. Connectivity options include – 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Quick Charge 3.0 feature for fast charging.
On paper, the Nokia 8 looks like a stunning device and just what the doctor ordered for. At the price range of Rs 45,000, it is about to create a healthy competition and is worthy of a tussle with its competitors. Although, it would be nice if the phone came with an option of Wireless charging. We hope the Nokia 8 won’t drain off within a day, as its known to be a beast, when it comes to battery life.