The Nokia 8 is HMD Global s flagship smartphone that was launched in August this year. The smartphone has already been put through bend and scratch tests to determine its durability. YouTuber JerryRigEverything has now shared a teardown video of the Nokia 8 giving us a detailed look at the innards of the smartphone. Also Read - Nokia C30 budget phone launched with price under Rs 10,000: Check specs, priceAlso Read - Nokia XR20 rugged 5G phone launched: Check specs, price, India launch details
First, the 5.3-inch display is carefully removed from the device which is placed on top of a graphite plate separating it from the PCB board. The graphite plate is held to the frame with a total of 19 screws of different sizes all over the borders. On removing the graphite plate, it is discovered that the battery is placed on it along with the copper heat pipe. With the battery in a different compartment, the YouTuber says that this design is efficient for removing the display. Also, any prying on the battery will not damage the display.
After the battery is removed, the copper heat pipe is revealed, which, according to the YouTuber is the biggest ever seen on a smartphone. The motherboard is held with four more screws at the top and a standoff screw at the bottom. The dual rear cameras which are attached with four screws are replaceable and it can be removed as one component. Moving down to the speaker grille, it comes with a small IP54 screen covering it. ALSO READ: Nokia 8: Watch the smartphone with bendgate material put through durability tests
The removed parts are then tucked back in on the device. While fixing the Nokia 8 back to one piece, the YouTuber says that it isn t the easiest smartphone to repair. The Nokia 6, on the other hand was much easier. Although, he does say that the Nokia 8 has the necessary flagship features. ALSO READ: Nokia 8 first impressions: Comeback of the flagship brand with a flagship phone
The Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch IPS 2K resolution display, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC under the hood. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The dual-camera setup includes a pair of 13-megapixel sensors. For selfies, it houses a 13-megapixel camera of f/2.0 aperture up front. The smartphone is fueled by a 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Android Oreo public beta for Nokia 8 has already been released. RELATED: HMD Global starts rolling out Android Oreo public beta for Nokia 8