With Nokia 8, the company is finally making a return to flagship game. And like old times, it wants to disrupt it with the camera and audio tricks. The Nokia 8 is for the live streaming generation and content creators.
The Nokia 8 has the top-notch hardware. There’s Snapdragon 835 processor onboard with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It has a sharp 5.3 inch 2K HD display.
However, the greatest trick has on offer is camera and audio experience. The Nokia 8, like many other 2017 flagships, has dual camera setup. There are two 13MP sensors with the primary one being color and the secondary one being monochrome. There’s also OIS, IR sensor, and dual LED flash. The same 13MP sensor on the front does the job of taking selfies.
However, the Nokia 8 lets you use both front and rear cameras at the same time with its Dual Sight mode. You can also similarly use it for live streaming to Facebook and YouTube. That’s not all. Nokia has brought the 360-degree spatial audio recording straight from its Hollywood grade OZO camera. Did I mention the Nokia 8 uses optics from ZEISS?
Nokia hasn’t tinkered with the design. It continues to be identical to Nokia 6. The Nokia 8 too, has been carved out of single block of 6000 series aluminum. So expect the same robust quality. It can also withstand splashes with its IP54 rating.
The colors options on Nokia 8 are quite refreshing with Polished Blue and Polished Copper catching all the attention along with Tempered Blue and Steel
Nokia 8 also has a 3,090 mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0. The USB Type-C uses USB 3.1 standard. Like its younger siblings, Nokia 8 too will run pure Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box and should get Android O update soon after its out.
The Nokia 8 carries a flagship price tag as well of €599 which puts it in line with Galaxy S8 and makes pricier than OnePlus 5 which undercuts all flagships including Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 will be available for purchase from September.