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HMD Global Launches The Nokia 8 In India At A Price Of Rs 36999

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HMD Global Launches The Nokia 8 In India At A Price Of Rs 36999

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Nokia

Model / Variant

Nokia 8

Launch Date

September 26th

Price

Rs 36999

Dimensions

151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

160 grams

Design

All metal design

Colors

Tempered Blue
Polished Blue
Steel

Display Size and Type

5.3 inch IPS LCD

Display Resolution

2560 x 1440 px

Protection

2.5D Gorilla Glass

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

CPU

2.4GHz
8x Qualcomm Kryo 280

GPU

Adreno 540

Memory Storage

64GB

RAM

4GB

Memory Expandability

MicroSD card
Up to 256GB

Operating System

Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Primary Camera

13MP + 13MP with an f/2.0 aperture
RGB (colour) primary sensor and monochrome (black and white) secondary sensor

Camera Features

Portrait Mode
Bokeh effect

Primary Video

3840 × 2160p @ 30fps
1920 x 1080p @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

13MP with an f/2.0 aperture

Secondary Camera Video

3840 × 2160p @ 30fps
1920 x 1080p @ 30fps

Battery

3090 mAh

Connectivity

Bluetooth 5
WiFi
NFC

Other Features

Fingerprint sensor
Bothie
OZO Audio

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8 in India at a price of Rs 36999. HMD global held a launch event in New Delhi on September 26th and unveiled the first-ever Android flagship with Nokia branding in India. The flagship will be up against the likes of LG G6, OnePlus 5 and the Honor 8 Pro as far as the price of the phone is concerned.

The Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inch 2560 x 1440 px display and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The smartphone has an aluminum unibody design and an IP54 rating for splash resistance. The fingerprint sensor is housed inside a physical home button which sits between two navigation touch capacitive buttons below the screen. Powering the device is a 3090mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support via USB Type-C port. The Nokia 8 runs stock Android 7.1.1 OS and the company has promised monthly security updates and yearly Android updates. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and a 2.45GHz octa-core processor, the Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD card. The smartphone will be available in Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel colour variants at the time of the launch and the Copper Gold colour variant will be available after a few weeks.

In terms of optics, the Nokia 8 is the first Nokia Android device to feature Carl Zeiss optics. In a very 2017 move, the Nokia 8 boasts a Zeiss powered dual camera setup at the rear – a primary 13MP RGB (colour) sensor with optical image stabilisation paired with a 13MP secondary monochrome (black and white) sensor and an f/2.0 aperture. The dual-camera setup is capable of recording videos in 4K at 30 FPS and has a portrait mode for bokeh effect. On the front is a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture which can also record 4K videos at 30FPS.

One feature that HMD Global has concentrated on in the Nokia 8 is Bothie. The company claims that the Nokia 8 is the first smartphone in the world which allows ‘Dual-Sight’ video to be live streamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as YouTube and Facebook. Dual-Sight allows you to use the front and rear camera at the same time in a split screen view. Another feature that the smartphone boasts is called OZO Audio in which the smartphone’s three microphones and Nokia’s acoustic algorithms allow you to capture 360-degree spatial surround sound. You can also share 4K videos with OZO audio with anyone – binaural codecs ensure high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.

The Nokia 8 will go on sale in India on October 14th and will be available online on Amazon exclusively and offline retail stores. Nokia also announced that in top 50 cities in the country, there will be a concierge service, wherein a company representative will come to the consumer’s house and pick up the phone for any repairs.

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