Nokia 8 Announced, True Nokia Flagship Featuring ZEISS Optics, IP54 Certification

HMD Global's off to a good start with their earlier announcement of the Nokia 5, 6, and 7 mid-range devices. But what will take the cake this year for them is definitely the much-anticipated Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 is what the then Microsoft-led company should've produced, instead of the now virtually non-existent Windows Phone platform. It's the first smartphone from HMD Global to feature a ZEISS Optics collaboration on its camera, the first smartphone to support Dual Sight camera technology that allows both front and back cameras to simultaneously broadcast videos or images natively to social platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, and the first smartphone to support Nokia's OZO Audio, bringing you a immersive 360° audio experience to your videos.

Nokia 8 Announced, True Nokia Flagship Featuring ZEISS Optics, IP54 Certification

Hardware-wise, the Nokia 8 sports a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage (with up to 256GB external storage support). It also has a 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, NFC, and IP54 certification (splash-resistant certification). All of these are paired with a 5.3-inch QHD display, making the Nokia 8 a portable media flagship.

The Nokia 8's price is announced to be at €599 (around P36,000+ before taxes and other fees), but we're hoping that it won't debut at that price here in the Philippines.

Nokia 8 Specifications

OS: Android Nougat 7.1.1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8998 processor (4* 2.45GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ + 4* 1.8GHz Kryo)
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB
Display: 5.3-inch QHD IPS display, 2560 x 1440 display resolution, Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
Camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono) dual cameras, 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash with ZEISS Optics; 13MP PDAF front-facing camera, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi (MIMO), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot; Bluetooth 5.0; GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS; NFC; ANT+
SIM: Dual SIM
Security: Fingerprint scanner
Battery: 3090mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0 support
Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm, 160 g
Colors: Matte Blue, Glossy Copper, Matte Gray, Glossy
Price: P36,000+ (estimate)

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