The Nokia 8 the first flagship by the Finnish company HMD has been released in India today. The company has launched the smartphone at an event in New Delhi. The smartphone will have a premium unibody design crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smartphone will be available by both offline and online channels, but if fans want to buy the smartphone online they have to purchase the smartphone from Amazon as the Nokia 8 will be an Amazon exclusive smartphone.
The smartphone will be launched in Polished Blue Tempered Blue, and Steel color variants. The Polished Copper variant will go on sale a few weeks later. Nokia 8 launch offers include 100GB of additional Jio data – 10GB extra data a month for up to 10 recharges (Rs. 309 and above) until August 2018. Nokia 8 consumers will also have access to special Nokia Mobile Care Concierge Service in 50 cities across the country. Nokia 8 consumers from these 50 cities can avail of Nokia Mobile Care services from the convenience of their homes.
Now, as for specification, the Nokia 8 will sport a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with Quad-HD (2560 x 1440) resolution and for protection, it has a Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via MicroSD card up to 256GB.
The smartphone is 4.6mm thick at the edges and 7.9mm at the thickest point and has an IP54 rating which means it is splash-proof. On the rear, the smartphone features a vertical dual-camera setup with 13MP sensors which are developed by Zeiss. It has one monochrome sensor and another color sensor similar to the Moto Z2 Force and will support OIS with 1.12µm pixels and a f/2.0 aperture. The selfie camera also has a 13MP camera with 1.12µm pixels and a f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus.
The handset comes with a ‘bothies’ feature which allows users to take photos or videos using the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
The smartphone also comes with OZO Audio tech which enables the smartphone to record 360° spatial surround audio, which will capture sound with a quality to match the sharp 4K video imagery. It will pack a 3090mAh battery and will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with a promised upgrade to Android O.
The Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. Bearing a 3090mAh non-removable battery, the Nokia 8 measures 151.5×73.7×7.9mm. Nokia 8 will carry a price tag of Rs. 36,999 in India and will be available from October 14 on Amazon India, Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha Mobiles, Poorvika, and BigC, apart from other offline stores.


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