Precision designed Nokia smartphone with ZEISS optics and world-first features now available to pre-order through a range of UK retailers

The Nokia 8 will be available to buy in the UK on 13th September 2017 from Carphone Warehouse, EE, Virgin, Amazon, John Lewis and a range of high street and online retailers. It comes in two colour options – Steel and Tempered Blue – starting at £499. Last night we attended an event in London and had plenty of hands on time with the latest flaghsip which comes in wider array of colours. More on this to follow with extensive image gallery and some video footage of the event itself. Sadly there is no news on an Irish launch date just yet but we will have that information soon.

 

A high-performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, the Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 incorporates all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.

To celebrate the UK availability of the Nokia 8, rapping duo Too Many T’s hosted a Bothie event in London featuring a Bothie mirror room and gallery, as well as a ring where singers, beatboxers and dancers battled it out against each other while Nokia 8 captured both opponents simultaneously

SEE LAUNCH EVENT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – HERE 

Be less selfie, be more Bothie: The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. With just one touch, this world-first livestream capability gives more immersive experiences for those who love to create and share special memories.

Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.

4.6mm thin at the edge and just 7.3mm slim on average, Nokia 8’s seamless unibody is precision milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and its pure design has been refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing. Select models feature a high-gloss mirror finish that has taken over 20 hours to complete to achieve a flawless look. The phone features Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform and paired with the pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience ensures outstanding performance.

Innovation and precision engineering Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance.

The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture and sharing experiences. This requires it to beas meticulously designed on the inside as it is on the outside. To keep your phone working harder for longer, the design, innovation and engineering teams worked hand-in-hand to deliver. The result is a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high performing system across the full length and breadth of the handset. The Nokia 8 runs cooler in even the most demanding situations.

Nokia 8 is Qualcomm® Quick ChargeTM 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.

 

Sarah Edge, general manager, UK and Ireland, HMD Global, said: “Our fans are always exploring new ways to create and share content. It’s these content creators who inspired us to craft a smartphone with them in mind. That’s why we’ve worked to bring three world firsts – the debut collaboration with ZEISS, OZO spatial 360° Audio, and real-time live streaming using Dual-Sight mode.”

 Always pure Android

Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. With monthly security updates, the Nokia 8 is safe and up-to-date. Your device is secured with biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making Nokia 8 a versatile companion whatever your needs.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport, Mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top rankings, Also working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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