The Nokia 8 is the first smartphone from the house of HMD Global to offer a dual-lens setup along with OZO Audio offering 360-degree spatial audio experience in video recordings.
HMD Global launched Nokia 8 in August this year. At that time, HMD Global announced that the smartphone will be launched in India during the festive season before Diwali. Now, a report by 91 mobiles, HMD Global will be launching Nokia 8 at an event to be held on September 26 in New Delhi in India. The report further says that the smartphone will go on sale in the second week of October both via offline as well as online channels. However, the media invites for the event is yet to be sent by the company. Also, the Nokia 8 is said to be priced between Rs 40,000 and Rs 45,000 in the country, as per the report.
The Nokia 8 smartphone runs pure stock Android 7.1.1 Android Nougat OS and the company promises to provide the latest updates to its users without any delay. The device is powered by an octa-core (Four 2.5GHz Kryo + Four 1.8GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of LPPDDR4X RAM along with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256GB.
The flagship Nokia phone comes with a 5.3-inch IPS QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 in a 2.5D finish for better aesthetics. As far as the build quality is concerned, it comes in a 6000 series aluminium body in has four colour options-- two with the glossy finish and two in Matte-- Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered blue and Steel.
The primary dual-lens camera includes 13-megapixels (Colour + OIS) along with 13-megapixels (Mono) sensors with dual-tone Flash with an aperture of f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF and IR range finder. ZEISS powers the camera department. In the front, there is a 13-megapixels PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0 selfie camera.
The IP 54 splashproof Nokia 8 comes with 3.5mm ADJ headphone jack (3-mics) and USB 3.1 Type-C. It has a hybrid dual-SIM card slot and is powered by a 3,090 mAh battery.
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