HMD Global, the new home of Nokia Phones, unveiled its fourth Android-powered smartphone this year and the most powerful one in its lineup yet, the Nokia 8, globally in August. The device has now been tipped to be launched in India on September 26.
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Corroborating with earlier reports and confirmed by the media invite sent out by HMD, the Nokia 8 will be launched in India on September 26 and might go on sale during the festive season of Diwali.
After its sad demise at the hands Microsoft, the HMD Global reprised the Nokia brand and its three new variants — Nokia 3, 5, and 6 — running on the Android OS. These were launched globally. Now, the company has revealed a high-end device in its mid-range offering.
The flagship smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest offering, the Snapdragon 835 processor. The brand has kept the bigger bezels and capacitive buttons in spite of the industry-wide trend of thin bezels on flagship devices.
Nokia 8 Specs
Display: The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440) liquid crystal display (LCD) protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Design: The device is packed in an aluminum casing and is 7.3mm thin. The 3.5mm headphone jack is located at the top and the charging port at the bottom with the fingerprint sensor at the back panel.
Processor: The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which clocks at 2.45 GHz and is supported by Adreno 540 GPU.
Memory and Storage: 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Camera: HMD’s flagship sports a dual-lens camera on the rear with 13MP and a 13MP front camera. Both the front and the rear camera sport Zeiss optics.
Battery: The device is powered by a 3090-mAh battery supported with QuickCharge 3.0 tech.
Expected Price and Quirky Features
The Nokia 8 went on sale in Europe for €599 and it is expected that the device will retail at a price close to Rs 50,000 in India.
During a video call on the Nokia 8, users have the option to switch the video feed on from both the front and the rear camera at the same time.
The device will be available in two variants — single and dual sim — and will run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box.