HMD Global has launched its latest smartphone – Nokia 8 – with a refreshed design and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which promises a lag-free experience while using the smartphone. The smartphone sports a full-metal unibody, which looks premium, thanks to its metal edges.
The smartphone is expected to be priced at €599 (approximately Rs 45,000). The device will be available globally starting early September. Before it goes on sale, here are the key features of the Nokia’s recently launched flagship. Here are five noteworthy features of the Nokia 8:
Dual-camera setup with OIS
One of the USPs of Nokia 8 is its camera. The Nokia 8 features a 13-megapixel dual-camera setup at the rear with one sensor meant for RGB, while other captures monochrome information. The primary sensor comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, and IR range finder. The dual-cameras are powered by ZEISS optics.
On the front, the device houses a 13-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The front camera is equipped with PDAF, 1.12um and f/2.0. ALSO READ: Nokia 8: Here’s how the ‘bothie’ dual-camera setup works
With the Nokia 8, you can simultaneously shoot with the front and rear cameras. The company calls it the Bothie mode, which enables a split-screen with photo and video from the two cameras. It claims the Nokia 8 is a world-first phone to enable Dual-Sight video that can be live-streamed natively and in real-time to Facebook and YouTube.
The Nokia 8 features a screen size of 5.3-inch IPS 2K resolution display and 554 ppi. Nokia says that the phone can reach a brightness of 700 nits which would allow you to read clearly under bright sunlight. In comparison, the new iPad Pro does 600 nits. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top of 2.5D glass.
OZO Audio for better spatial experience
The Nokia 8 comes with OZO Audio offering a 360-degree spatial audio experience for video recordings. The feature allows users to record 4K videos with 360-degree spatial audio with Audio Focus. The company says it helps in reducing noise and ambient sound in videos. ALSO READ: Nokia 8 hands-on and first impressions roundup: Here’s what previews say of the device
Liquid cooling on a smartphone
Moving on, HMD Global has introduced Liquid Cooling facility with the Nokia 8 smartphone. Now, considering Nokia 8 is running the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM in the phone, the device is expected to heat up. However, to prevent that, the design, innovation engineers have come up with a solution to avoid over heating of the device. The company has inserted a graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that scatters the heat generated by the chipset and equally divides it throughout the device, hence keeping the device from bursting into flames. ALSO READ: Android O rollout to begin on August 21, Google Pixel first in line: Report
Pure Android because latest updates matter
The Nokia 8 runs pure stock Android 7.1.1 Android Nougat OS. However, HMD Global has promised to offer the latest Android O updates to its users without any delay. If reports are anything to go by, Nokia 8 will be among the first smartphones to get the Android O update as soon as it rolls out officially. As of now, the Android experience is said to come with no additional customization or bloatware.