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Nokia 8 Meets A Lot Of Flagship Expectations Including A Hefty Price Tag Of 599 Euros

HMD Global owned smartphone brand Nokia have finally dipped their toes in the flagship smartphone market. After launching budget friendly Nokia 3, 5 and 6, the new Nokia is ready to take the bigwigs. Nokia has tried to rope in all the help it can from its partnerships most notably from Zeiss and OZO. The Nokia 8 does not forget about its chequered past of its Windows Phone as the same unibody that we have loved for ages comes back. The Nokia 8 builds up the momentum from the critically acclaimed Nokia 6 by using the same aluminium unibody structure on the Nokia 8. Nokia enhances the beauty of the 8 by going with colour schemes like polished blue, polished copper, tempered blue and steel to appease all pockets of smartphone users.

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The Nokia 8 is not just about the beauty it is also about its brains. Underneath the 5.3inch IPS QuadHD resolution display which is encased in Gorilla Glass 5 which is pretty standard flagship affair we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that houses a an octa-core setup of 4 x 2.5GHz Kryo and 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo CPUs and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM to run an unadulterated version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While we expected a good processor from Nokia we knew they had something up their sleeves to make it just a little bit better. We would like to mention that there is a copper cooling pipe that runs from one corner to another coupled with graphite shield to dissipate the heat during heavy computing tasks.

When Nokia thought of building a flagship they knew they could not do it without the help of an old friend, Zeiss. They rebuild their friendship which has tapered off during the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia. Just like every other flagship Nokia has a dual camera setup on the rear with a dual tone flash. You get one 13MP colour and one 13MP monochrome sensor and the images get combined for the final image. As you know from earlier the monochrome sensor is used add more light and the colour sensor puts things in place. On the front you have a 13MP PDAF sensor on the front with display flash. Nokia has added just a little bit of software to make the cameras worthwhile and it has a weird yet catchy name too.

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The feature is called Bothie. This means you can view the camera content from both cameras front and rear on your screen. This is not revolutionary as you can find the same feature on your existing phone by using a third party app. Things get interesting with Nokia 8 as you can send the live footage from both cameras to Facebook Live and YouTube Live with a single tap. Nokia also owns OZO and it brought its expertise to bring spatial 360 degree audio to your 4K videos with the help of 3 directional mics. No problem about storage as the Nokia 8 has 64GB of storage and support for microSD cards of up to 256GB. Sadly the Nokia 8 has the same hybrid SIM slot which means you can either get dual SIMs or a single SIM and a microSD card.

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The Nokia 8 has a USB Type C jack along with 3.5mm headphone jack. Other connectivity options include LTE, Wi-Fi MIMO, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. The Nokia 6 has ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, E-compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, hall sensor and barometer. The Nokia 8 is IP54 which means its splash proof but not completely water proof. The Nokia 8 will launch in Europe early next month for 599 Euros.

Source: Nokia
ANAND NAGADA • Aug 17, 2017
Awesome phone. IT got launched today at a grand event in London at 12 AM IST. It costs about 45000 INR and expected to launch in India by the end of this month. Will be available to customer from September 3rd week in India.

source: Nokia8
Sujay Patar
Sujay Patar • Aug 19, 2017
nice.. phone waiting for it

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