HMD Global, a start-up that market Nokia's brand, launched a flagship smartphone, Nokia 8, on Wednesday. The release of Nokia's latest smartphone finally put an end to countless leaks and rumors. Nokia 8 is company's high-end device and is targeted to compete with the top-class smartphones in the market.
The Nokia 8 has an expensive price tag of 599 euro, which is around $70. It will go on sale in early September, potentially ahead of new iPhones which are set to be unveiled next month. Nokia is also stealing a march on Samsung which is gearing up to launch the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on August 23, CNBC reported.
The Nokia 8 will come running on the Google's latest mobile operating system called Android O. The unibody Nokia 8 is made up out of 6000-series aluminum. The device will be available in glossy Polished Copper, Polished Blue colors, matte Tempered Blue and Steel-finishes colors. The Nokia 8 is coming with the IP54 rating, which makes it splash-proof.
On the optic side, the Nokia 8 has embedded a dual 13-megapixel f/2.0 RGB and monochrome setup at the rear side. However, while that setup has been seen on several other phones, HMD is betting big on "bothies" - the ability to capture images and videos from the front and rear cameras at the same time, as reported by NDTV.
The Nokia 8 has a 5.3-inch 2K LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection and it features USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Key specifications of the Nokia 8 includes Snapdragon 835 SoC (four 2.45GHz Kyro cores and four 1.8GHz Kyro cores), with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The phone will be sold in single SIM and hybrid dual SIM options, depending upon the markets. It also comes with support for microSD cards of up to 256GB expandable memory capacity and a 3090mAh of battery.