Nokia have finally announced their flagship device the Nokia 8. THe device is set to go on sale in September and with a cost price said to be at the €599 mark. The all new flagship comes in array of colours, following the design language of its previous devices the 3,5 and 6 which makes sense. The Nokia 8 comes at a time where the market is now very competitive so it has much to stand up against and with the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 due soon its got a lot of competition but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve and the price point is also something to consider which is not going to be near what the future flagships from its competitors are going to offer which will see prices in at the €999 mark which is a large sum of money to ask for.
The USPs of the new device are as mentioned in the headline Bothie Mode means you can simulataniously shoot with both cameras on the device which sounds great although we have seen it before we can now livestream to YouTube and Facebook with this feature and it will come in handy for many people and that includes myself…
ZIESS Optics are back once again which is again another welcome move as fans of old know how good their cameras have been on Lumia devices over the years so you are guarenteed a great shot.
Nokia 8 features a 13 MP dual image-fusion rear camera with both colour and monochrome sensors, plus a wide-angle 13 MP phase detection auto-focus front camera. Both front and rear cameras are equipped with ZEISS optics, meaning every snapshot moment becomes a story worth sharing.
This is what is used in their virtual reality headset but now it has become a feature on the Nokia 8 this means with the 4K recording it can capture 360 degree audio and you can broadcast live and you can listen to this too on Facebook in 360..
Specs at a glance
- Precision machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminum
- Polished mirror finish
- 13 MP front and rear cameras with ZEISS optics
- Bright 5.3” 2K polarized display, protected by sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
- Pure, secure and up-to-date Android Nougat with regular updates
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile Mobile Platform designed for excellent battery life and improved superior graphics performance
- Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio
- 4 GB of RAM
- Loads of space with 64 GB mass storage¹ and MicroSD card support up to 256 GB
At the launch Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:
“We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media. People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.”