Nokia has finally announced Nokia 8 smartphone, company’s much-awaited flagship of 2017. As we were already aware what we are getting, Nokia 8 comes with the same specification as presumed earlier.
The device has 5.3-inch QHD IPS LCD display; some might be disappointed to not viewing it as AMOLED. The display panel is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass which is a necessary thing for any 2017 flagship to protect the device from minor scratches and deliver some toughness. The body seems to be well crafted built with 6000 series Aluminium, but not water and dust resistance. The device barely comes with IP 54 rating to protect the device from direct water splashes.
For optics, it has dual rear camera setup with both 13MP sensors (color + monochrome) combo with f/2.0 aperture, to provide enhanced contrast using “Image Fusion Technology.” On the front side, the device either has a 13MP shooter to capture selfies. Other notable camera features include Livestream split-screen footage from the front and back cameras to YouTube and Facebook, something HMD calls Dual-Sight. It will worth mentioning that both front and rear cameras are capable of recording up to 4K videos.
Furthermore, The device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with Adreno 540 GPU, as we were expecting. Unlike the rumors, It runs on Android 7.1.1, Nougat where was considered to get Android O out of the box, But still, it would be from those devices which would likely to get first then other flagships. Regarding storage, the handset employs 64GB internal storage coupled with 4GB RAM, including a MicroSD slot for further expansion.
Nokia 8 Specifications
|Display||5.3-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) QHD 2K display|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
|Rear Camera||Dual 13MP + 13MP (Color + Mono) with dual-tone LED flash, 2160p 4K Rec.|
|Front Camera||13MP , f2.0 aperture, 2160p 4K Rec.|
|RAM & Storage||4GB RAM with 64GB storage|
|External Storage||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0, Oreo|
|Battery||3090mAh battery with Fast Charging|
|Dimensions||151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm and weighs 160 grams|
As far as pricing is concerned, the Nokia 8 is priced at 599 EURO (approx. 45,000 INR or 700 USD), and it will start selling globally from September. The device fulfills the standards of a flagship needed, but still, nothing offering different than the other flagship available in the market right now. Moreover, it brings four color options Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel and Polished Copper respectively. What do you think about this device? Let us know in below comment section.
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