It has been long since we have been this excited to see and talk about a flagship. Nokia is clearly back in business under the guides of HMD Global. We are glad to see the Nokia name and the brand itself back in the industry, where it belongs.
Nokia has announced their first Android powered flagship device – the Nokia 8.
At first glance, the Nokia 8 seems to offer everything that anyone would want a phone to have today; powerful internals, good camera and a promising battery.
The dimensions of the new flagship are 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm and weights 160 grams. It’s very usable and handy at this size.
The Nokia 8 comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with a massive 6GB of RAM. We also cannot complain about the storage as it follows the new standard 64GB of on-board storage. It is of course expandable via a MicroSD card slot.
The device is available in 2 variants: 64GB storage and 6GB RAM; 128GB storage and 6GB RAM.
The display is a 5.3″ QHD IPS display with the resolution of 1440 x 2560 (~554 ppi). The display also has the latest Gorilla Glass 5 on it, so getting it scratched should not be a worry – though we still recommend the use of screen protectors.
The device also has a fingerprint sensor, located right underneath the display. It’s an always-on sensor, so don’t expect to press it like you could on other Samsung devices.
The camera on the back featured a dual-cam setup. Both sensors are 12MP ones with f/2.0 aperture and laser, phase detection autofocus. It’s worth mentioning that the lens are branded with the old friend – Card Zeiss optics. It’s also equipped with an Optical Image Stabilisation and dual-LED flashes. The pixel size for the cameras are 1.12µm. The selfie shooter is a 13MP sensor and can record up to 2160p.
The device is IP54 certified, meaning that it can withstand some water splashes and some dust.
The Nokia 8 is available in three colours: Tempered Blue, Polished Blue and Polished Copper.
The device is expected to go on sale soon for the price of ~€600 – a flagship level price.
Stay tuned for our “thoughts” article as we are going to examine the device from a closer look and share our opinions and thoughts about it.
Until then, what are your thoughts and views about the new Nokia 8 flagship device? Make sure to share in the comments section down below!