First Nokia flagship of 2017, Nokia 8 announced
HMD Global on Wednesday announced the Nokia 8 as their first high-end smartphone since it acquired the rights to the famed Nokia brand last year.
The Nokia 8 has the all the specs to fit in a flagship phone position. Powered by Snapdragon 835 chip, 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of storage abd expandable with microSD slot. The screen is a 5.3-inch IPS display with a QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Battery size is decent 3,090 mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging standard.
The famed Carl Zeiss camera set up makes a comeback with Nokia. The main rear camera features two 13MP sensors (color + monochrome) with 1.12µm pixels and an f/2.0 aperture. The color camera has optical image stabilization (OIS) and there is Laser autofocus and a dual LED flash to help in the dark. .The second camera is a black and white camera for picking out details and light capture for enhanced details.
Nokia 8 also promises improved audio experience with OZO audio, a 360° spatial surround audio recording. Basically, sound played back through stereo speaks will allow the brain to place the sound in the correct location thus a more immersive experience.
The device will cost €599 and available from early September. It will be availavle in Blue, Copper and Silver. HMD says it isn’t planning to release the Nokia 8 in the US anytime soon.