Finnish manufacturer HMD Global launched its flagship smartphone Nokia 8. The smartphone comes with a price tag of 599 which stands at Rs 45,200, when converted into Indian currency.
At the launch, the company also announced that the smartphone will start arriving in select markets starting September this year. As per speculation, the company might launch the smartphone in October around Diwali in India. Considering that Diwali is a shopping season, the company might want to cash in the opportunity.
Based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Nokia 8 boasts of a 5.3-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution screen with 2.5D curved display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The processing power of the smartphone lies with the flagship octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is complimented by 4GB LPDDR4X RAM.
The Nokia 8 comes with dual rear camera setup powered by 13MP sensors each. The camera lens comes from Carl Zeiss. While the first lens shoots coloured shots with OIS, the secondary rear camera shoots in monochrome. The primary camera has an aperture of f/2.0 along with PDAF and dual-tone flash. Nokia 8 is also the company’s first to come with Nokia OZO audio, which is a 360-degree audio technology for better multimedia experience. The cameras can also capture videos in 4K resolution. At the front, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and display flash.
On the storage front, the Nokia 8 features 64GB space (UFS 2.1), which can be bumped up to 256GB using a microSD card. There are no other variants of the handset based on RAM and inbuilt storage.