HMD Global on Tuesday has launched the Nokia 8 smartphone at an event in New Delhi, India. The major highlights of the smartphone at the event were Snapdragon 835 chipset, dual camera setup at the back and much more. Nokia 8 will be available online at Amazon only and the smartphone is also available offline.
- Snapdragon 835 chipset
- Dual camera setup
- Price in India is Rs.36,999
- Exclusive to Amazon Online
Specifications and features:
Nokia 8 has a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and the company has promised it will receive Android 8.0 Oreo.Moreover, the smartphone has an IP54 certification which makes it splash proof. Nokia 8 has power driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The dual camera setup in Nokia 8 includes two 13 Megapixel camera sensors. One sensor is an RGB sensor and has Optical Image Stabilisation(OIS) while the second is a monochrome sensor. Both the camera sensors have a f/2.0 aperture,1.12-micron pixel elements, PDAF and a 76.9-degree wide-angle-lens etc. The secondary camera is of 13 Megapixels and comes with PDAF, 1.12-micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture and a 78.4-degree wide-angle-lens. Moreover, all the three cameras come with Carl Zeiss optics. The company is showing off it’s “bothies” feature which helps take photos from the front and rear camera simultaneously. Nokia 8 has been optimized for a one-touch live-streaming feature for Facebook Live and Youtube Live. In addition, the smartphone has 3 microphones which help in 360-degree audio recording and also has an audio-focus mode.
In addition, Nokia 8 comes with 64GB of inbuilt UFS2.1 storage which is expandable via MicroSD card up to 256GB. The connectivity options on the phone are 4G voLTE, Bluetooth v5.0 etc. This smartphone has a 3090mAh non-removable battery and measures 151.5×73.7×7.9mm. Sensors on the smartphone include an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor.
Price and Launch Offers:
Nokia 8 has a price tag in India of Rs.36,999. The smartphone will be available from October 14 on Amazon India, Croma and other offline stores. Moreover, the smartphone will be available in two colours which are Polished Blue Tempered Blue and Steel in the starting. The Polished copper variant will be available after few weeks. All Nokia 8 models sold in India will be Made in India only. The launch offers includes 100GB additional Jio data-10GB extra data per month up to 10 recharges(Rs.309 and above) till August 2018. Nokia 8 customers will have a special access to Nokia Care Service Centre in 50 cities across the country and the services are available while sitting at home.