HMD Global has officially launched its flagship Nokia 8 in India at Rs 36,999. The Nokia 8 had been announced few months back at in a London event. This brings back collaboration between Nokia and Carl Zeiss. The smart phone will go on sale starting October 14 via both online as well as offline retail channels.
The Nokia 8 is equipped with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset. It has a 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage but the company is expected to introduce a 6GB RAM variant too. Nokia 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will get Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade.
The smart phone features three 13MP cameras with two on the back and one on the front. The dual 13MP rear cameras feature Zeiss optics and a setup similar to Huawei’s P series. The primary camera features f/2.0 aperture, optical image stabilisation ,phase detection autofocus and support for 4K video recording and dual LED flash. With Nokia 8, HMD Global is introducing the Bothie mode that uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously. Interesting feature of this phone is dual-sight mode which can be used on Facebook Live and YouTube Live platforms.
The smart phone is IP54 certified and comes with Nokia’s OZO audio enhancements.
The Nokia 8 is backed by a 3080mAh battery and should offer decent battery life with its stock Android experience.
The smart phone will be available in tempered blue, polished blue, silver and polished copper colour options.
The pricing was revealed by Amazon India ahead of the launch and the Nokia 8 will compete with the similarly priced One Plus 5.