Thursday, 17 August 2017

Nokia 8 is Official!!


The long awaited flagship Nokia smartphone the  Nokia 8, has finally been launched by HMD Global last night at an event that was held in London yesterday. Nokia 8 is the first flagship smartphone from Nokia running on Android. At first glance, Nokia 8 looks a lot similar to Nokia 5 in terms of design.

Nokia 8 is slick and a very beautifully crafted smartphone. Nokia 8 is made out of a single piece of 6000 series aluminium block and goes through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing resulting in a strong and beautifully crafted smartphone. Nokia 8 comes in a unibody design and measures just 4.6mm at the edge and 7.9mm at its thickest point. Nokia 8 comes in four color options - Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tampered Blue and Steel.

Nokia 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor and comes in two variants. Polished Blue comes with 6GB RAM and 128 GB of storage while all other color variants come with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone has 5.3" QHD IPS LCD display protected by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5. The screen is polarizing filter for better sunlight readability and has a maximum brightness of 700 nits. We also get an Always-On display which is similar to Glance Screen.


Nokia 8 features a 13 MP dual image-fusion rear camera with both colour and monochrome sensors at back and a wide-angle 13 MP phase detection autofocus camera at front. Both front and rear cameras are equipped with ZEISS optics. The color sensor at the back supports OIS which will further help in shooting some great videos and photos. With the Dual Sight mode on Nokia 8, one can also shoot videos and images simultaneuosly from both front and rear cameras. It also lets you live stream Dual-Sight videos directly to facebook and youtube. Nokia calls this feature as "Bothie".

Nokia 8 Dual Sight

Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to feature OZO spatial 360° Audio recording technology. It captures sound from all directions and adds an immersive audio experience in your 4K videos. Check out the demo below:


Technical Specifications:

  • Size: 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm
  • Colors: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC (sharing) ANT+
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat or Android 8
  • RAM: 4 GB LPPDDR4X
  • CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform, Octa core, (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)
  • Storage: 64 GB UFS2.1 (128GB with Gloss Blue Variant) and can be expanded Up to 256 GB via MicroSD
  • Display: 5.3" IPS QHD Polarised Display protected by 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) ZIESS Lens, 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
  • Front-facing Camera: 13 MP ZEISS Lens with PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0,  78.4˚, Display Flash
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer
  • SIM slot: 1 nano-SIM slot + 1 nano-SIM or 1 MicroSD card slot
  • Battery: 3090mAh, non-removable
  • Other: NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Always On Display(similar to Glance Screen) 3 mics for recording 360° Audio, 3.5mm Headphone Jack. IP54 (Splashproof)
  • Expected Price: Average price of Nokia 8 is €599

Official Press Release:

London, UK 16th August 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.
Be less Selfie, be more Bothie: The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. With just one touch, this world-first livestream capability gives more immersive experiences for those who love to create and share special memories.
Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.
4.6mm thin at the edge and just 7.3mm slim on average, Nokia 8’s seamless unibody is precision milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and its pure design has been refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing. Select models feature a high-gloss mirror finish that has taken over 20 hours to complete to achieve a flawless look. The phone features Qualcomm’s powerful SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform and paired with the pure, secure and up to date Android experience ensures outstanding performance.

Be less Selfie, be more #Bothie

There are two sides to every story and the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 8 is designed to help you create and share the full picture. The front and rear-facing cameras on the Nokia 8 have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience. Content creators can natively broadcast their unique #Bothie stories to social media through the Dual-Sight functionality located within the camera app. Fans can also enjoy unlimited1 photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

A new dimension of sound with OZO Audio

Featuring OZO Audio, Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.

Innovation and precision engineering

Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance.
The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture and sharing experiences. This requires it to be as meticulously designed on the inside as it is on the outside. To keep your phone working harder for longer, the design, innovation and engineering teams worked hand-in-hand to deliver. The result is a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high performing system across the full length and breadth of the handset. The Nokia 8 runs cooler in even the most demanding situations.
Nokia 8 is Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:

“We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media. People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.”

Always pure Android

Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. With monthly security updates, the Nokia 8 is safe and up-to-date. Your device is secured with biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making Nokia 8 a versatile companion whatever your needs.

Accessories

We offer a range of accessories perfectly tailored to suit the active lifestyle of any Nokia 8 owner. The Nokia 8 works beautifully with the Nokia Active Wireless Headset – a lightweight, water, sweat, and dust proof premium headset. Carved from aluminium for the perfect match, this headset features a beautiful diamond cut design. The full portfolio of accessories for Nokia phones includes a range of headsets, portable speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.

Availability

Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available at a global average retail price of €599 with roll out throughout September.

Technical specifications for Nokia 8

DeviceNokia 8
NetworksGSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA5: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
Network speedLTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
OSAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ChipsetQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
  • MSM8998 (Quad* 2.36GHz + Quad* 1.9GHz, up to 2.45GHz for single)
RAM4GB
Storage64GB3 internal memory with external MicroSD card slot (support up to 256 GB)
Form factorSplashproof IP54 touch monoblock with capacitive system keys
Display5.3” IPS LCD QHD 2560 x 1440, 700nits screen brightness, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
Camera with ZEISS opticsPrimary camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
Front facing camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
Connectivity & SensorsType C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), 3.5mm headphone jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+™
BatteryIntegrated 3090 mAh battery4 with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 (18W, 5V/2.5A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
AudioMP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, WAV, AMR, AWB(AMR-WB), FLAC, MIDI(MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA)
VideoMP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, MKV, WEBM
Dimensions151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm)
Weight160g

Here is the Official Promo Video of Nokia 8 along with some high quality images:


Nokia 8 ZEISS
Nokia 8 with ZEISS Lens

Nokia 8


Nokia 8 Polished Copper
Nokia 8 Polished Copper

Nokia 8 Steel
Nokia 8 Steel

Nokia 8 Tempered Blue Polished
Nokia 8 Tempered Blue Polished

Nokia 8 Tempered Blue
Nokia 8 Tempered Blue

Here is the link to the official product page of Nokia 8.

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