Nokia 8 Announced, Price and Specifications

After so many leaks and rumours, Nokia has finally launched their new flagship Nokia 8 smartphone in an official event today in London, however, the company hasn’t released the entry-level Android smartphone Nokia 2 in the official event.

Nokia 8 Price

The Nokia 8 comes with Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel and Polished Copper colour options and is priced at 599 Euros (around $700) which is a good price for a Snapdragon 835 phone. The Nokia 8 will be available for shipping starting in early September globally, so it will be available for sale in most regions including the UK in the next couple of weeks.

The official Nokia 8 page mentions that the device runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and will get all the upcoming Google Android updates before others, so that means it will get the Android O most probably, pretty soon after its official launch on August 21st.

Nokia 8
Nokia 8

Nokia 8 Specifications

The new Nokia 8 features an organic full aluminum unibody design that is machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminum with a polished mirror finish. The device comes with the Nokia OZO spatial 360-degree audio that uses the 3 microphones of the phone and the Nokia acoustic technology algorithms to capture the HQ sound for playback. The broadcast feature is also integrated into the device camera app to broadcast live to Facebook or YouTube. The device features a dual rear camera with ZEISS optics and OIS and it’s the company’s first Android phone with a dual rear camera.

Commenting on the Nokia 8 launch, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said, “We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media. People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.”

Nokia 8
Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD LCD at 554ppi pixel density with 2560×1440 pixels resolution, sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 700 nits brightness. It is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU. It comes with 6GB of DDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage option and 4GB of DDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage option with both supporting MicroSD card expandable storage up to 256GB. The Nokia 8 runs on the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS out of the box and is upgradable to Android O whenever available. It also supports single and Hybrid Dual SIM options.

It features a dual rear camera with a 13-megapixel colour sensor that comes with OIS and a secondary 13-megapixel Mono sensor with ZEISS optics, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens, PDAF, IR range finder and dual tone flash. It also comes with a 13-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with display flash, ZEISS optics, PDAF, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture and a 78.4˚ lens.

Nokia 8
Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 is backed up by a 3090mAh non-removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 feature and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 and NFC. It has a fingerprint sensor available on the physical home button on the front and also comes with a barometer. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones and the Nokia OZO 360° spatial surround sound features available to enthrall your Nokia 8 experience. It measures 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm and is Splashproof with IP54 ratings.

Nokia 8 Teasers

Earlier, the company started sending out invites for its upcoming event that will be held on August 16th in London (via) and will start at 7:30 PM local time. The company’s invite says “exclusive gathering to check out the next milestone for Nokia phones” which hints towards the launch of a new Nokia smartphone which might be the Nokia 8 or the next Nokia flagship. The Nokia 8 was already seen leaked in HD renders leaked by Evan Blass and was also leaked via benchmarks that revealed the specifications of the smartphone.

Nokia 8 leaks and rumours

The leaked image from Evan Blass shows the device’s front and back panels and the device has the Nokia branding on the front top and the back. The back panel confirms that this device is model number TA-1012 manufactured by HMD Global Oy. The render also confirms the Zeiss lens on the rear dual camera and it has a fingerprint scanner on the front-facing physical home button as well. It has dual SIM support and a metal unibody design. The volume and power buttons are available on the right panel of the device.

A famous leakster, @evleaks has also shared some more details about the device. @evleaks has posted a leaked promo video that features 4 Nokia smartphones and out of those four, two on the right are the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 respectively, but two more devices on the left might be the Nokia’s high-end devices that launch this year. One of these two devices comes featuring a dual rear camera and a fingerprint scanner on the front physical home button while the other one comes with a single camera on the rear side but has the fingerprint scanner on the front panel.

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