The new Nokia 8 has been launched in New Delhi, India on 26th September. HMD Global has confirmed the price for Nokia 8 which is already showcased by Amazon listing. The smartphone has many features including Snapdragon 835 SoC, dual rear camera setup, a camera with ‘Bothies’ feature, and unibody design especially crafted from a block of 6000 series aluminum.
The HMD company also revealed the availability of Nokia 8 across the India. The Nokia 8 has an Amazon exclusive offering and available on Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha Mobiles, and BigC. The smartphone is also available in some offline stores.
Nokia 8 will get rival OnePlus 5 in India which has most of specification & price match. The OnePlus 5 has a variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage which is priced at INR 32,999, while the other variant is available with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage priced at INR 37,999. Besides of this, the Nokia 8 is priced at INR 36,999 with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage with advanced features overlapping the OnePlus 5.
Indian will see new Nokia 8 in polished blue and steel colour variants. There is one more copper variant which will be available on sale after some time. The company is excited to reveal that all Nokia 8 models sold here will be made in India only. Nokia 8 has interesting offers which include 100 GB of Jio Data and 10 GB additional data each month for up to ten recharges of Rs. 309 and above until August 2018, the offer can attract the more of Indian users.
The buyers of Nokia 8 will have accessibility to Nokia Mobile Care Concierge service centers which are across 50 cities in India for the convenience of their homes.
The Nokia 8 is available with IP54 rated and splash proof identity, this feature beats its competitor OnePlus 5. The smartphone is equipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the promising update of Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone has dual sim(nano) slots, enhanced look with 5.3-inch QHD IPS display, and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The dual rear camera setup is fascinating with a 13-megapixel camera, an aperture of f/2.0, 1.12-micron pixel elements, phase detection, a 76.9-degree broad-angle lens, dual LED flash, and an IR sensor. One of the dual cameras is an RGB sensor(Optical image stabilisation) and another is a monochrome sensor.
The front camera has also the same 13-megapixel sensor, 1.12-micron pixel elements, an aperture of f/2.0, and a different 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. The all three cameras including the one front and two rear come with Carl Zeiss optics. The company is excited to add ‘bothies’ feature which is able to capture the photos and videos using front and rear camera simultaneously.
Apart from this, Nokia 8 is capable of providing one-touch live streaming, OZO audio tech with Audio focus mode and 64GB inbuilt UFS2.1 storage which is expandable via microSD card of up to 256 GB. The smartphone offers connectivity options like 4G VoLTe, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.