HMD Global today officially announced the long-rumored flagship Nokia 8. At an event in London, HMD, without an official public announcement, showed the device to the media that did the announcing for them. The official product page of the long awaited flagships is up at Nokia.com/phones, so let’s start with the official promo video for the Nokia 8.
Other: NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3-mics, Fingerprint sensor, Splashproof (IP54), Always On display (Glance)
The Nokia 8 comes in an 6000 series aluminum unibody being 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm in size. In fact, the phone is just 4.6mm at its thinnest and 7.9 at the thickest and large heat pipes have been installed to ensure proper dissipation. HMD says that the phone undergoes a rigorous 40-stage process of machining in the manufacturing process. It carries a pillow like design, similar to the Nokia 5, but it’s more sophisticated.
Nokia 8 features a 13MP dual image-fusion rear camera with a color and monochrome sensor, and a 13MP front camera with phase detection auto-focus and wide-angle less. Both cameras (front and rear) are equipped with ZEISS optics. The rear camera features OIS, f/2.0 aperture and 1.12um pixel size. An IR range finder is there, too. The front camera can use the display as a flash when taking pictures, and shares the same aperture and pixel size with the rear camera.
The 8 is the first phone with an exclusive Dual-Sight mode that lets you use both front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen photos and video. The camera app has built-in streaming options for Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
HMD describes the “Audio and Video” on the Nokia 8 as “Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand”. The Nokia 8 is the first ever phone to feature Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio built in to its core. It records spatial audio, allowing you to accentuate the right sound using Audio Focus, that reduces the ambient sounds and background noise. The camera supports 4K video recording as well. Take a look at the official OZO Audio demo on Nokia 8 down below.
Hardware-wise, Nokia 8 comes with the Snapdragon 835 platform. HMD added a full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield to dissipate system heat across the full body of the phone. It comes with 4G(LPPDDR4X) of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB (Gloss Blue) (UFS2.1) of storage, depending on the variant,
The screen is a 5.3″ IPS with the 2560 x 1440 resolution. It is protected with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 and is polarized. The screen will have the Always-On feature, or as we know it from the past, the Glance mode. The screen is LCD but thanks to the innovation coming from the HMD itself, small section of the screen will run in low-power mode and thus show the notifications and time. The battery is 3090mAh and from conectivity features we have USB Type-C (USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, including sensors like: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, and Barometer. The OS is Android 7.1.1 with Android 8 coming soon.
The Nokia 8 story:
The Nokia 8 will be available in Polished Blue (Hero color: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage), Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper and will be available globally in early September, priced at €599 ($706). You can learn more about Nokia 8 at the official product page here.
London, UK 16th August 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. 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 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.
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 SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform and paired with the pure, secure and up to date Android experience ensures outstanding performance.
Be less Selfie, be more #Bothie
There are two sides to every story and the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 8 is designed to help you create and share the full picture. The front and rear-facing cameras on the Nokia 8 have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience. Content creators can natively broadcast their unique #Bothie stories to social media through the Dual-Sight functionality located within the camera app. Fans can also enjoy unlimited1 photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
A new dimension of sound with OZO Audio
Featuring OZO Audio, Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.
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 be as 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 Charge™ 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.
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.”
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.
We offer a range of accessories perfectly tailored to suit the active lifestyle of any Nokia 8 owner. The Nokia 8 works beautifully with the Nokia Active Wireless Headset – a lightweight, water, sweat, and dust proof premium headset. Carved from aluminium for the perfect match, this headset features a beautiful diamond cut design. The full portfolio of accessories for Nokia phones includes a range of headsets, portable speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.
Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available at a global average retail price of €599 with roll out throughout September.
Technical specifications for Nokia 82
WCDMA5: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Android Nougat 7.1.1
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
MSM8998 (Quad* 2.36GHz + Quad* 1.9GHz, up to 2.45GHz for single)
64GB3 internal memory with external MicroSD card slot (support up to 256 GB)
Splashproof IP54 touch monoblock with capacitive system keys