Today, HMD Global unveils Nokia 8. The company’s first ever Flagship Android smartphone. The new device will be available in Europe in early September. Its priced at 599 Euros which is equivalent to $705. The company did not focus much on the designing thus keeping a big bezel with capacitive keys. Antennas are at top and the bottom with an aluminum back. Glossy blue, Copper, Grey, and Matte Blue are the color options available.
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The Specification –
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 5.3 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels display
- 4 GB RAM coupled with 64 GB internal memory
- Duel 13 MP rear and 13 MP front camera setup from Zeiss
- Nokia’s Ozo Audio
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Quick Charge™ 3.0 compatible
- Android Nougat 7.1.1
- 3090mAh Battery
Main attraction of the phone isn’t the design but the camera itself. Not only the rear camera is a set of Duel 13 MP (one of them is monochrome), but the front camera is also 13 MP. While the camera software isn’t customized much but Nokia is bringing “Bothie” Mode which essentially allows an user to use both the camera at the same time. While such feature had been available in Samsung and LG before but what makes Nokia special is that their “Bothie” Mode will allow people stream video to Facebook and YouTube directly and natively.
Beside the exciting camera, Nokia is also bringing their Ozo Audio which was previously reserved for their VR camera. This new audio stream will record 360-degree Audio, suitable for live broadcasts during streaming.
Nokia was first company to show small amount of notifications on the display while the screen is turned off. They brought that feature to their Lumia lineup and was called “Glance”. After that many companies have brought this feature to their devices. However Nokia 8 sports LED display, making it hard for them to put Always-On feature as this feature works better with OLED displays. However HMD has built a proprietary solution which creates a low power mode for a small part of the display thus enabling them to put notifications, clock etc. there without sucking much powers.
London, UK 16th August 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.
Be less Selfie, be more Bothie: The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. With just one touch, this world-first livestream capability gives more immersive experiences for those who love to create and share special memories.
Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.
4.6mm thin at the edge and just 7.3mm slim on average, Nokia 8’s seamless unibody is precision milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and its pure design has been refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing. Select models feature a high-gloss mirror finish that has taken over 20 hours to complete to achieve a flawless look. The phone features Qualcomm’s powerful SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform and paired with the pure, secure and up to date Android experience ensures outstanding performance.
Be less Selfie, be more #Bothie
There are two sides to every story and the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 8 is designed to help you create and share the full picture. The front and rear-facing cameras on the Nokia 8 have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience. Content creators can natively broadcast their unique #Bothie stories to social media through the Dual-Sight functionality located within the camera app. Fans can also enjoy unlimited1 photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
A new dimension of sound with OZO Audio
Featuring OZO Audio, Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.
Innovation and precision engineering
Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance.
The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture and sharing experiences. This requires it to be as meticulously designed on the inside as it is on the outside. To keep your phone working harder for longer, the design, innovation and engineering teams worked hand-in-hand to deliver. The result is a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high performing system across the full length and breadth of the handset. The Nokia 8 runs cooler in even the most demanding situations.
Nokia 8 is Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:
“We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media. People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.”
Always pure Android
Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. With monthly security updates, the Nokia 8 is safe and up-to-date. Your device is secured with biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making Nokia 8 a versatile companion whatever your needs.
We offer a range of accessories perfectly tailored to suit the active lifestyle of any Nokia 8 owner. The Nokia 8 works beautifully with the Nokia Active Wireless Headset – a lightweight, water, sweat, and dust proof premium headset. Carved from aluminium for the perfect match, this headset features a beautiful diamond cut design. The full portfolio of accessories for Nokia phones includes a range of headsets, portable speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.
Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available at a global average retail price of €599 with roll out throughout September.
Technical specifications for Nokia 82
Device Nokia 8 Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA5: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
Network speed LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL OS Android Nougat 7.1.1 Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
- MSM8998 (Quad* 2.36GHz + Quad* 1.9GHz, up to 2.45GHz for single)
RAM 4GB Storage 64GB3 internal memory with external MicroSD card slot (support up to 256 GB) Form factor Splashproof IP54 touch monoblock with capacitive system keys Display 5.3” IPS LCD QHD 2560 x 1440, 700nits screen brightness, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass Camera with ZEISS optics Primary camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
Front facing camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
Connectivity & Sensors Type C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), 3.5mm headphone jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+™ Battery Integrated 3090 mAh battery4 with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 (18W, 5V/2.5A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A) Audio MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, WAV, AMR, AWB(AMR-WB), FLAC, MIDI(MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA) Video MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, MKV, WEBM Dimensions 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm) Weight 160g
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Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.
Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. OZO is a trademark of Nokia Technologies Oy. Android, Google and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. ZEISS and the ZEISS logo are registered trademarks of Carl Zeiss AG used under license of Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH.