Recently, one of the much-awaited phones of the year 2017 – Nokia 8, an Android flagship smartphone of HMD Global was officially unveiled at a grand event in the lavish city of London. It is the first gadget of the Finnish startup that flaunts the Carl-Zeiss camera setup. The camera of the phone is being said to be one of its main attractions as the phone boasts of 13-megapixel rear sensors and a single shooter of the same resolution on the front.
The Nokia 8 will hit the global markets in early September, and a price of EUR 599 (approximately Rs. 45,000) has been decided for the gadget. However, according to a report of Gadget 360, the smartphone won’t get to see the daylight before early October in India and the price is also yet to be declared.
The Nokia 8 will be adorned with colors such as glossy Polished Copper, Polished Blue colors, matte Tempered Blue, and Steel finishes. The Nokia 8 is also IP54 rated, thus making it a splash-proof piece. The smartphone has a smart mechanism to cool down on itself which is a copper pipe that runs from the upper right corner of the device to the lower left and has liquid evaporating in the middle, whereas the same liquid condenses on the edges. It is a graphite shield that transfers heat to the aluminum unibody and causes it eventual dissipation to the air.
The Nokia 8 comes with a dual 13-megapixel monochrome sensor at the back, a setup which can be seen in the most of the phones today. It is “bothies” – the ability to capture images and videos from the front and rear cameras at the same time, which is making Nokia 8 even bigger. The Camera app on the Nokia 8 will enable one to stream ‘bothies’ as full-HD live videos to Facebook and YouTube.
The smartphone has a high dynamic range microphones, which makes it possible to record the surround sound using the Nokia Ozo Audio algorithms. The software has been encoded in such a way that it will preserve the virtual surround sound even if the users share these videos on social media.
The front camera is also a 13-megapixel RGB shooter like the rear, and both the cameras are capable of recording a 4K video on their own.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Nokia 8 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is the best so far in the market. There is just one variant having a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The gadget also supports microSD cards of up to 256GB capacity and comes packed with a 3090mAh battery. The Nokia 8 bears a 5.3-inch 2K LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5.
The smartphone will ship with Android 7.1.1 out of the box onboard. The phone will have to compete with other high range phones in the market to create a space for itself in this deadly competitive era. The good features, a reasonable price and a well-planned marketing strategy will have to go hand-in-hand to make this gadget a success. All we can do is to wish Nokia luck and hope their name becomes even grander than before with this new venture!