Nokia 8, the First True Flagship Smartphone from HMD Global Lands in India for Rs. 36,999

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Nokia 8 is HMD Global's first flagship smartphone after reviving the Nokia brand. The Nokia 8 was launched last month at an event in London, and it made to the Indian market today. Priced at Rs. 36,999, the Nokia 8 is aimed at competing with OnePlus 5, which is the best smartphone under Rs. 40,000 until now. But the Nokia 8 will give runs for its money because it packs similar specifications, if not better cameras than the OnePlus 5. The Nokia 8 will be sold online on Amazon India and will be available in the offline market as well. Will be available from October 14.


The Nokia 8 is the company's first flagship smartphone after launching an array of mid-range smartphones such as Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3. All the three devices are priced on the steeper side, but the Nokia 8 has got a perfect pricing.

Coming back to the specifications of the Nokia 8, the smartphone has a 5.3-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels. The display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass, and it even has a 2.5D curved glass on top. The QHD panel extends to a pixel density of 554 PPI. The Nokia 8 measures 7.9 mm in thickness, and weighs 160grams.

The highlight of the Nokia 8 is its design. Like the mid-range Nokia 6, the Nokia 8 also shines with its distinctive design language, which doesn't resemble any other smartphone in the market. The Nokia 8 ships with latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box with Android 8.0 Oreo slated to release in the coming weeks. The Nokia 8 will be amongst the few smartphones to receive the Android Oreo update this year.


Hardware side of things, the Nokia 8 is internally powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device has Adreno 540 GPU to handle the graphics. The phone offers all the connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The device also features a fingerprint scanner integrated into its home button.

Another highlight of the Nokia 8 is the dual rear camera setup. The Nokia 8 features two 13MP sensors at the back, one captures colour shots, and the other one captures black and white images. Also, there's a Portrait mode and the lens are powered by Zeiss. The Nokia 8 also has a new feature called Bothie, which allows you to use front and rear cameras simultaneously. That said, you can even broadcast your video while on Bothie mode.

The Nokia 8 has a 13MP front-facing camera, which again is a decent addition for selfie lovers. This entire package is backed by a non-removable 3090mAh battery with fast charging support. The Nokia 8 will be available in Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel colour options in India.

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