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Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835 SoC, Dual 13MP cameras unveiled

Nokia 8, the latest Snapdragon 835 phone, has been officially announced by HMD Global at an event in London. This flagship phone is coming to India sometime in October and will start shipping globally from early September. Take a closer look at the specifications and features of the phone below.

The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD), pixel density of 554 PPI, 700 nits of brightness and is protected by sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is being powered by a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz along with Adreno 540 GPU. For multitasking and storage, we get options of both 4GB DDR4X RAM with 64GB ROM (UFS 2.1) and 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM, which can also be extended up to 256GB by adding a microSD card. The Nokia 8 is also water splash resistant as it is IP54 certified. There is a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button and it comes with a barometer as well.

In the camera department, the Nokia 8 boasts of a dual camera setup – a 13 megapixel primary camera (RGB) with OIS and another 13 megapixel secondary camera (monochrome) for low light and dedicated black and white photography. They come with ZEISS optics, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, IR ranger finder and dual-tone LED flash. We get a 13 megapixel front-facing selfie camera with ZEISS optics, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture as well. It comes with Dual-Sight technology called ‘Bothie’, which uses both front and back cameras simultaneously to fuse both images together into one photo or video.

The Nokia 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box and will be one of the first devices in the world to get Android 8.0 O OS. It is a Single / Dual SIM phone (depending on region) and will come with a hybrid slot. The phone has 4G VoLTE support along with 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 and GPS/GLONASS. Under the hood, there is a 3090mAh battery (non-removable) with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. The phone is made up of 6000 series aluminium and has a luxury mirror finish. It comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and is 7.9mm thick.

The Nokia 8 comes with Nokia OZO 360° spatial surround sound that uses three microphones and Nokia acoustic technology algorithms to capture the sound with incredible detail and then it can be played back on the Nokia 8, YouTube and other supporting devices. The user can also broadcast this live on Facebook and YouTube directly from the camera app.

Nokia 8, the best Nokia Android phone in the market right now, is priced at €599 ($703 / Rs. 45,119 approx.) for the 4GB RAM variant and will come in Tempered Blue, Steel and Polished Copper colors. However, the 6GB RAM model will only be available in Polished Blue but the pricing has not been revealed.

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Bibek Saha

He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won't give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

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