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Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, 5.3-inch 2K display, USB Type C 3.1, Android 7.1.1 Nougat officially announced

The Nokia 8 flagship phone made by HMD Global has been announced today,  and it offers some serious competition to this year’s big names. The Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch 2K QHD IPS polarized display, which is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, while the metal body is made of aluminium. The company says that it has included a full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield to dissipate system heat across the entire body of the phone.

Nokia 8 official

The device runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Google Assistant and other Google apps pre-loaded. The Nokia 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, with 4GB LPDDR4X of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot which supports up to 256GB of expandable memory, which is part of the Dual Hybrid SIM slot.

Nokia 8 official 2

The Nokia 8 features dual 13 megapixel rear cameras from ZEISS optics, one of which is a monochrome sensor, while the other is an RGB Colour sensor which supports OIS (Oproical Image Stabilization), 4K video recording, and Audio Focus to reduce background noise. The cameras have a 1.12um pixel size, 76.9° angle, an f/2.0 aperture, IR range finder, dual tone LED Flash and supports PDAF (Phase Detect Auto Focus).

Nokia 8 camera

The front camera on the phone is a 13 megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 78.4° angle lens, and supports display flash. The device has a dual-sight mode, which allows you to use the front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen videos and photos.

Nokia 8 dual sight

The Nokia 8 has a USB Type C port, which uses the USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard, capable of 5Gbps file transfers. Don't worry, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the phone uses Nokia OZO for spatial 360° audio.

The device is packed by a 3090mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity wise, the Nokia 8 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ (MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE Cat 9 (450 Mbps downloads/50Mbps uploads), 3Carrier Aggregation, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS + BDS, NFC, ANT+. The Nokia 8 has a fingerprint scanner on the front panel. Other sensors on the device includes an Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor and Barometer. The Nokia 8 is IP 564 certified to be Splash proof.

Nokia 8 official colours

The Nokia 8 will be available in Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper colours. The Nokia 8 has been priced at 599 Euros (around Rs. 45,000) and will be available globally in September, and will be launched in India in October (not confirmed).