Nokia is finally all set to unveil its flagship smartphone in India next week. HMD Global, the parent company behind the new Nokia smartphones has sent out press invites for Nokia 8 India launch on September 26. Currently, HMD sells Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in the country. The Nokia 8 would sit at the top of the company’s lineup and is expected to be priced around the Rs 45,000 mark.
The Nokia 8 comes in a similar metal unibody design as seen in its cheaper siblings. On top of that, the flagship smartphone comes with IP54 dust and water resistance. It packs a 5.3 inch QHD LCD IPS display protected by a layer of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass. Additionally, the smartphone comes with support for Always-on-display.
Underneath the hood, the Nokia 8 sports the latest and the greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and an Adreno 540 GPU. This is paired with 4GB RAM LPDDR4 RAM. Nokia isn’t expected to bring the 6GB RAM variant to the country. The Nokia 8 that will make its way to India will come with 64GB UFS 2.1 storage. The smartphone also features a memory card slot targeted at users who need more storage.
Keeping the processor aside, the camera is main talking point of the Nokia 8. It comes with a dual 13MP f/2.0 rear camera setup. Nokia apparently uses Carl Zeiss lens for both the rear cameras. The dual rear camera setup is equipped with OIS, PDAF, IR range finder and dual tone flash. Among the two sensors located on the back, one shoot in RGB and other in Monochrome. Moreover, the Nokia 8 also features a 13MP autofocus front camera. For those unware, Nokia 8 is capable of shooting Boothie videos by using both its front and rear camera. To know more about this head to our detailed story on Nokia 8 features.
Nokia 8 Specifications
- 5.3 inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440p) IPS LCD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and peak brightness of 700nits
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 64GB UFS 2.1 Internal Storage + Up to 256GB External Storage via MicroSD card
- 13MP f/2.0 Color Primary + 13MP Mono Secondary ZEISS Dual Rear Camera with OIS, PDAF, IR range finder and Dual Tone Flash
- 13MP f/2.0 Autofocus ZEISS Front Camera with PDAF
- Fingerprint Sensor, Barometer, NFC
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS and 4G VoLTE
- 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- Android Nougat 7.1.1