Nokia has launched its first flagship model after the reborn. It’s the Nokia 8 and it will be available globally starting from September 2017 and in India you might get it in October with a price tag of ₹45,000 (expected). If you are Nokia fan and if you are looking to get this device on its launch, then go through the blog and see if it meets your expectations.
The built of the Nokia 8 is quite solid premium looking. It has all aluminum body(6000 series aluminum) and has a 5.3 quad HD display. On the top the device is protected with Gorilla glass 5 and the Nokia 8 display maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio. This phone is IP54 certified. Which means the phone is splash proof not water resistant. This phone is available in 4 different colors and yes this phone as bezels on the front. Big bezels like the Google Pixel. The antenna lines are on the top and bottom of the device and Nokia claims it will help in getting better signal strength on the Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 does have a headphone jack and the external SD card support. Also it does have the USB type C which supports quick charge. Coming to the internal specification, the Nokia 8 sports Snapdragon 835 processor. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal space. It has external memory support and you can expand it upto 256GB. It has a 3090 mAh non removable battery. Nokia claims this device will get fastest Android update and you will definitely get Android O in this device. The Nokia 8 comes with Android 7.1.1 right out of the box.
So let’s talk about the camera. The Nokia 8 has a dual camera setup on the rear. Both of them are 13 megapixels and they are from Zeiss! Yes, the lens manufacturing company that produces one of the best quality and expensive lenses for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. On the front the Nokia 8 has the same 13 megapixel sensor and it will allow you to shoot 4K videos in both front and rear cameras.
In the dual camera setup, one is color sensor and one is monochrome which will help to get pictures with good contrast and the image from both cameras will be merged with “Image Fusion Technology”.
With the Nokia 8, Nokia coins a new terms “Bothies” which means you can record videos using the front and the back cameras at the same time. Nokia claims this will be helpful for most of our live stream actions where you can share both the front and back footage at the same time. Well this feature is not new. It was first introduced by Samsung in the Galaxy S4 and this feature was quite popular at that time. If #Bothies retains its value then other manufacturers may introduce this feature as well. For now it’s up to the users and their feedback. Nokia also promises good audio quality so it might be a better smartphone if you live stream on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or in any of those platforms.
So are you interested for this phone? By the time it hits the Indian market, you will have so much other options like the Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2, iPhone 8. Also comparing the specs, this phone seems quite over priced. So that’s all about the Nokia 8. Do let us know your thoughts and the feature that you like the most about this phone.