Adapt and Change — the importance of this line can never be stressed enough. And it seems Finnish smartphone company HMD Global has been following this motto to the T. The brand Nokia is back with a bang with the launch of the latest flagship — the Nokia 8.
Over the last many weeks, the Nokia 8 has been grabbing quite a few eyeballs with its share of leaks. And now that it has been officially launched, here are some of the incredible features of the new Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 is powered by the Qualcomm’s latest offering — the Snapdragon 835. Seen on most flagships like the OnePlus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S8, this processor is not only super powerful but also one of the most battery efficient chips till date (from Qualcomm).
And along with the Snapdragon 835, the Nokia 8 also features a unique cooling technology which works to dissipate the system heat throughout the phone body.
Slim and sleek phones are the latest fad in the smartphone market and the Nokia 8 is game to this trend. It sports a thin metal unibody crafted from a single block of aluminum.
At the edge, the Nokia 8 is just about 4.6 mm while at the center the thickness is only 7.3 mm. Along with it, it features a polished mirror finish which is splash-proof.
3. Dual Camera
With the Nokia 8, you can tell two stories for the price of one, for it sports a 13-megapixel dual camera with color and monochrome sensors.
Both the lenses include Carl Zeiss optics. Under the hood, the Nokia 8 also comes packed with image processing software and algorithms from Zeiss.
Did you know that the first Nokia phones to sport a Zeiss optics were the Nokia N series smartphones?
4. Dual-Sight Combo
For the millennials besotted with live streams, the Nokia 8 has an interesting feature up its sleeves. Prosaically named ‘Dual Sight’ or ‘Bothie’, this feature lets you take photos or videos using both the front camera and the rear camera at the same time.
This results in a split-screen view, with your spectators seeing both the sides of the story. And plus, for live streams, the Nokia 8 comes with a ‘Live’ icon, right at the camera app, that streams your videos directly to Facebook or YouTube.
It bundles in three microphones to capture 360 spatial sound in all its glory and detail.
Under the hood, the Nokia 8 bundles in exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms. The best thing about the Nokia 8 is that it lets you record 4K videos with OZO Audio and then retains the same audio quality even on devices which don’t support OZO Audio.
6. Charge on the Go
With the Nokia 8 supporting the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard, charging it will be a breeze. Quick Charge 3.0 will easily buy you a day’s worth of battery juice in about 20-30 minutes.
And with Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) in place, it’ll ensure that batteries also maintain their cool while charging.
7. Stock Android With no Bloatware
The Nokia 8 features a pure stock Android experience with Android Nougat 7.1.1. What’s best is that it doesn’t come with any bloatware and only includes the must-have apps.
Plus, it offers unlimited storage with Google Photos and for clearing your doubts and questions, the Google Assistant is there for your help.
Post the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, it has become the norm for flagships to come bundled with Bluetooth 5.0. And following close on the heels is the Nokia 8. The advantages of Bluetooth 5.0 are many.
For one, pairing and connecting to devices is also a lot faster.
And if we talk numbers, the new Bluetooth version has double the connection speed and four times the range.
So, these were some of the best and incredible features of Nokia’s latest flagship — the Nokia 8. Although the specs look and seem awesome, it remains to be seen (in the longer run) if this flagship still carries the sturdy and strong build of the good ‘ol Nikia phones.