After tons of rumors and a few leaks, it looks like Nokia 8 is ready to tackle the big phones in the market. The company recently launched its premium smartphone to validate the comeback brand as a key player in the mobile tech world, a candidate to compete the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5.
Right after the dawn of new Nokia, people waited for a premium Nokia smartphone. After Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, all belonging to budget ranges, Nokia on Thursday announced the Nokia 8, which will be a premium device as are OnePlus 5, Honor 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s priced at Rs 46,000 or $716 approximately and should be available in for retail stores from next month. There is no official word on the availability yet.
The Nokia 8 doesn’t look very different from the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. It has an aluminum body with 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm, slightly slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy S8. Nokia 8 comes with IP54 certification making it splash proof. It is available in Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper color options. Nokia 8 runs on Snapdragon 835 which is paired with 4GB of low voltage RAM. Internal storage of the phone is 64 GB which can be expanded with a microSD card.
Remarkably it has the Carl Zeiss cameras. This pairing is a classic as Nokia and Carl Zeiss have been partners in the past. In our time, they have brought this dual-camera setup featuring two 13-megapixel sensors. The first sensor brings Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and color, the second one brings Monochrome. It has PDAF, f/2/0 aperture, and dual-tone flash. For selfies, there is a 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and flash support. The camera can shoot videos in 4K resolution.
Probably the most interesting feature of the Nokia 8 is“Bothie”, which allows users to access the rear and front cameras at the same time. This feature also allows live streaming to Facebook etc. It will be interesting to see how the phone compares with other flagships in the market.