Nokia 8 Announced: Retains the Bezels but Gets Carl Zeiss Optics and Powerful Internals for a Competitive Price

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Aug 16, 2017

The first flagship from Nokia is official and though it does not get a bezel-less design like the Galaxy S8 and others, it comes with its own fair share of smartphone-related repertoire that is sure to make you a fan of the Nokia 8. Armed with top-notch hardware and optics, the high-end phone will sate your requirements for a regular-designed but powerful computing device.

Featuring a Snapdragon 835, the Nokia 8 Also Features a Dual-Camera, IP54 Rating, and Numerous Other Additions That You’ll Be Looking Forward to Hearing About

Rocking a metal curved body, the Nokia features a 5.3-inch display and a resolution measuring 2560 x 1440. The advantage to having thick bezels is that the fingerprint reader is situated at the front, allowing easy access to unlock your phone. There is also a Type-C USB port present, and the Nokia 8 will be available in the following colors:

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  • Glossy or Matte Blue
  • Grey
  • Copper

The PPI of the Nokia 8 stands at 550 pixels per inch and despite featuring an LCD panel, the company claims that the flagship will get noticeably bright, at 700 nits. The LCD display might be a cause of concern for several users, but HMD Global states that the smartphone will have its dedicated low-powered section to conserve battery life.


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Complementing the performance of the Snapdragon 835 is 4GB of RAM with 64GB of onboard storage. Later down the road, the Nokia 8 will also be offered with 128GB of storage, plus the microSD card slot makes storage flexibility all the sweeter. The phone will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with a confirmed Android O update in the future.

The most exciting part has to be its dual-13MP camera sensors. The secondary lens present at the back is a monochrome shooter while the one at the front is a 13MP camera. All three of them use Zeiss optics, but that’s not the only stand-out feature in stock. The camera app supports native live-streaming to Facebook or YouTube. Despite its 5.3-inch screen, the Nokia 8 features a non-removable 3,090mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.

HMD Global has stated that the official launch of the smartphone is going to be a swift one. Coming to the price tag, it will cost around EUR 600, which translates into $706.

The Nokia 8 has all the specifications listed on paper that make it a great non-bezel-less flagship for 2017. Do you think it will do well? Let us know down in the comments.

Source: HMD Global