Video: Inside the #Nokia 8 and the passive cooling system (@Btekt #IFA2017)

Even though HMD will not make any new announcements on this year’s IFA congress in Berlin, as far as we know, a Nokia House was built near the main hall where the media can check all Nokia-branded smartphone devices, including the Nokia 8.

HMD has dismantled Nokia 8 units, or better to say parts of Nokia 8 to better explain how the cooling system works. One of the 8’s most marketed features is using both (rear and front) cameras simultaneously, calling it Dual-sight and “bothie“. An excellent heat dispersion system is needed for ensuring that the device doesn’t overheat by doing that, because it’s pretty intense for the processor. Nokia Mobile shows that in a somewhat dramatic video linked down below.


HMD opted for a copper pipe that is connected to a graphite shield, that sends the heat throughout the whole chassis (basically using the whole chassis as a heat sink) and keeps the Snapdragon 835 platform from overheating. The great YouTuber from the Btekt channel videotaped different versions or stages of Nokia 8 during the production. First, we see the aluminum block, then the added plastic for antenna, and Btekt then shows the “main metal plate”, familiar from the Nokia 6, but with the added copper pipe on the one side and the graphite shield on the other. Check the short, but awesome video down below.


Here are a few screenshots from the video:

  1. Aluminum block
  2. Aluminum block with added plastic for antennas
  3. Stylized chassis
  4. Metal plate with the cooling system
  5. Pictures of the cooling system from Nokia Mobile’s promo video:
    Graphite shield

    Copper Pipe

As a hardware guy, I really like seeing the Nokia 8 inside and how thoughtful it was crafted. One thing I’m eagerly awaiting is Zack’s (from JerryRigEverything) durability and repair test. Also, the video clearly shows that HMD Global puts build quality as the No. 1 priority, and I like it. πŸ™‚

Check other Btekt content about the Nokia 8 here. You can find more about what the media thinks about the Nokia 8 by clicking here.

As always, your thoughts are welcomed in the comment section down below. πŸ™‚

  • Jurrian

    I think this is the craftmanship many people were waiting for! Strangely i’m happy that waiting for the Nokia 6 took so long in The Netherlands, placed pre-order for the 8 last week πŸ™‚

    • Yes! This was expected and it is also good for some customers like you. πŸ™‚ You waited so long and in the end you got a much better phone too. πŸ™‚

  • Michael

    Some nice engineering to support a capability they hope will standout. Hope we start seeing some creative marketing that supports the capability. Maybe something that doesn’t require too much imagination… like a contest showcasing the creative capability where the giveaway is something like 50 phones

    • They are busy in just marketing Bothie over some other innovative stuff πŸ™
      Bothie is great but they have to market things like OZO Audio, ZEISS camera, (More than your eyes can see!! Remember? πŸ™‚ ) Always on display, build quality and the heat pipe which helps in keeping the device cool. πŸ™‚

      • Michael

        Ok, having thought about it, there is a checken and egg thing. A Nokia 8 phone probably wont be a motivator. How about winners showing up in future ad and giving away the leather phone cover or Nokia health gadgets.

        Have a contest every two weeks giving away phones

        1. Bothie contest
        2. Video showcasing OZO
        3. Dual video Recording
        4 Incorporating all 3?

        Maybe further break them out into daytime and lowlight.

        Seriously.. at least do SOMETHING to generate some excitement

        • They are slow in announcing the winners of contests too. It takes them almost a month to even announce a winner of 1 contest. Having 1 contest every 2 week is not going to happen. Yeah they are organising contests on their facebook page in India. Currently lucky winners can experience a Dolby movie at a theatre. πŸ˜€

  • He didn’t reply to my 2nd question about HMD Global’s presence. Do you have any info on HMD Global’s event at IFA? I have doubts about their presence at IFA. They haven’t sent any invitations too.