The Nokia 8 is set to arrive in India on September 26 as HMD Global has started sending invites for the event. HMD Global is putting up a brave face by launching the flagship Nokia 8 near to the festive occasion. The launch comes at a time when the Galaxy Note 8 has just gone on shelves. Also, the new iPhone 8 models are also close to launch. The invite says ” There are two sides to every story. Don’t miss out on yours. Join us for unveiling the next milestone of Nokia Phones.”
In an age of bezel-less design and dual cameras, Nokia is betting its new flagship phone with top-notch specs and good quality design will appeal to the Indian public. The handset possesses the firepower that all flagships this year boast of. But so did the HTC U11. But is that enough? To add to the risk, a price tag of $710 (Rs 46,025) make the odds of success a daunting task for Nokia.
The Nokia 8 highlights include a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 13-MP dual rear sensors branded by Zeiss optics. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage expandable up to 256 GB. The Nokia 8 has Android 7.1.1 Nougat running out of the box.
The Nokia 8 comes in Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel and Polished Copper hues. The launch price was 599 Euros, and we should know the Indian price in 5 days.
Nokia 8 specifications
- Display: 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD LCD display at 554ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection,
- Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
- RAM: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android O
- Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
- Camera: (Rear)13MP (Colour) primary camera with OIS + 13MP (Mono), ZEISS optics, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens, PDAF, dual tone flash
- Front: 13MP autofocus front-facing camera with ZEISS optics, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture,
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Barometer
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, Nokia OZO 360° spatial surround sound
- Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1, NFC
- Battery: 3090mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0