Nokia 8 Now Available For Rs. 28999
HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 in India back in September at a price of Rs. 36999. At the time, it was competing with the OnePlus 5 in the affordable flagship segment. A couple of months later, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T at the same price as the OnePlus 5, with a better design and Face Unlock.
With a bit more archaic design and not the best camera performance, the Nokia 8 fell off the rail in its quest to catch up with the OnePlus 5T. However, it has received a hefty permanent price cut which makes the Nokia 8 a much more viable option that it was before. The smartphone from Nokia will now be available at a price of Rs. 28999 via Amazon.
Nokia 8 Specifications
The Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inch 2560 x 1440 px display and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.
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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 has an aluminium 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. It runs stock Android 7.1.1 OS and the company has promised monthly security updates and yearly Android updates.
The Nokia 8 is the first Nokia Android device to feature Carl Zeiss optics. 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.
At a price of Rs. 28999, is the Nokia 8 your next flagship smartphone? Let us know in the comments below!