The Nokia 8 is the current flagship smartphone from HMD Global, which now makes Nokia phones that run on Android.
The Nokia 8 has finally made its debut in India. The fourth Nokia-branded Android smartphone from HMD Global’s portfolio is priced at Rs 36,999, which is in line with what leaked earlier in the day. The smartphone will be available via Amazon India and offline channels from October 14.
The Nokia 8 is HMD Global‘s latest flagship device in India after having launched the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 smartphones. It was first launched in the international markets last month. Being a flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 comes with premium features such as the Carl Zeiss-powered dual cameras, enhanced display with quad HD resolution, and stock Android Nougat running out-of-the-box.
The Nokia 8 features a unibody design built using a single block of aluminum, which is similar to the design language chosen for the Nokia 5. It packs a 5.3-inch IPS 2K resolution display with 700nits of brightness. The display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection.
Under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The USP of the smartphone is its dual-camera setup, which is the result of partnership between HMD Global and Carl ZEISS. The Nokia 8 packs a pair of 13-megapixel sensors (RGB + Monochrome). The setup is similar to what we have seen on the Honor 8 Pro and Huawei P9 smartphones. The primary sensor has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, and IR range finder. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel snapper with PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, and display flash for selfies and video-calling. The cameras support a feature called ‘Bothie’ that allow you to stream from both cameras simultaneously, without the need of a specialized app.