Nokia 8 Launched under Make in India Initiative


The Nokia 8 price was expected to be $675 but to give a cutting edge for its first flagship, HMD has priced it at an unbelievable $579.

Nokia, once the leader in the feature phones market, is set to make a fresh push in the category as the company prepares to make a dash for the fast-growing, but low-priced, 4G devices business, targeting mobile companies such as Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone. The Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS display. The handset features unibody design made up of 6000 series aluminium.

The major highlight of Honor 8 Pro is the dual rear cameras. On the front is a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture which can also record 4K videos at 30FPS.

Nokia's also touting the Nokia 8 as a device created for "storytellers".

Powering the Nokia 8 is a 3,090 mAh non-removable battery that comes with quick charging capabilities. In terms of operating system, the device runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box and the Android Oreo is already under development. The Nokia 8 comes with price tag of Rs 36,999.

There is a 13MP front selfie shooter that comes with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus as well. However, with the likes of OnePlus, LG etc offering flagship devices at decent prices, it's going to be interesting to see how the Nokia 8 fares at what seems to be a slightly high price. This phone also lets you stream from both the front and rear camera while doing a Facebook or YouTube live event which is claimed to be first of its kind feature in the mobile market.

As for core hardware, the Nokia 8 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.

The first thing I noticed about the Nokia 8 is that it is extremely slim and feather-light to hold. The fingerprint sensor is housed inside a physical home button which sits between two navigation touch capacitive buttons below the screen. Another feature that the smartphone boasts is called OZO Audio in which the smartphone's three microphones and Nokia's acoustic algorithms allow you to capture 360-degree spatial surround sound. The chipset, built on the 10nm fabrication process, supports features such as dual-camera setup, more RAM, and also a bezel-less display. The design draws inspiration from the iconic Nokia Lumia handsets of the past to create a handset that is wonderfully slim as its crafted from just a single block of aluminum.