Time to rediscover the highly acclaimed Carl ZEISS optics in the flagship Nokia device. HMD Global the company who is the exclusive mobile vendor for Nokia brand has launched the flagship android device – Nokia 8 in India. It’s the fourth Nokia android smartphone launching in India after Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The smartphone was announced a month ago and boasts top-notch hardware specification, one of the kind camera tech, premium design and latest Android experience.
As it’s a flagship device, the Nokia 8 stands in the premium mobile segment with a price tag of Rs 36,999. The mobile will be available exclusively via Amazon India starting 14th October 2017. You will also be able to purchase the device from popular offline mobile retail shops across India.
Nokia 8 Key features
Those who have missed the original announcement, the Nokia 8 got a premium metal unibody construction. The device comes with IP54 rating protecting it from rains and accidental water splash. For colour choices, you can choose from Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper colour options.
Nokia 8 flaunts a 5.3-inch IPS QHD or 2K resolution (2560 x 1440) polarized display protected with 2.5D covered sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform paired with 4GB of RAM. To store all your photos, videos and media content, the mobile carries 64GB of internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 256GB using microSD card. The phones run on almost stock Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system, which will be upgraded to Android Oreo.
The dual camera
What makes Nokia 8 unique is the dual camera setup at the rear and the dual-sight camera mode. On the rear, the mobile boasts a 13-megapixel sensor for capturing in RGB or colour and another 13-megapixel monochrome sensor. It also features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, IR range finder, and dual tone flash. For selfie addicts, the mobile packs a 13-megapixel phase detection autofocus front camera. Both the front and back camera is equipped with highly acclaimed Carl ZEISS optics.
Nokia 8 also packs a ‘Dual-Sight mode’ where you can use both front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen photos and video. In addition, the mobile comes with built-in streaming support. So, you can instantly start live streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
Finally coming to connectivity, the Nokia 8 supports 4G LTE network that will work with every Indian telco 4G bands. You also get VoLTE support for making HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC (sharing) ANT+. For extra security, the mobile also packs a fingerprint scanner embedded in the front home button. To fuel the mobile you get a 3090mAh non-removable battery supporting Quick Charge 3.0.