Nokia returns to form in the high-end market with their recently announced Nokia 8 smartphone. There have been rumors about the handset, the most telling of which is Nokia’s return to the embrace of Zeiss back in July.
The Nokia 8 is armed with a 5.3-inch QuadHD display with Gorilla Glass 5, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz complemented by 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 3090mAh battery, all running on an Android 7.1.1 with an Android O update already planned.
Of course, the Zeiss connection with the Nokia 8 is its dual 13MP f/2.0 rear cameras. It’s setup like Huawei’s P10 Plus where one sensor only takes monochrome shots while the other takes colored shots.
Meanwhile, the front camera also sports a 13MP f/2.0 camera with PDAF and screen flash. The Nokia 8 does not just take selfies, but “bothies.” Basically, you can capture photos, video, or live stream from both the front and rear cameras in a single frame. Here are the full specs of the Nokia 8:
|Chipset||1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core|
|Display||5.3-inch IPS, QuadHD, 554ppi, 700 nits, Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on Display|
|Rear Camera||Dual 13MP (color + monochrome), Zeiss lens, 1.12µm pixels, f/2.0, OIS, Laser AF, PDAF, dual-LED flash, 4K video with 360° surround sound (OZO), picture-in-picture (bothies)|
|Front Camera||13MP f/2.0, PDAF, screen flash|
|Storage||64GB/128GB expandable via microSD slot|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Battery||3,090mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|Others||Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Acceleromenter, Gyroscope|
The Nokia 8 will retail at around €600 (PhP 36,000) on September. No local release date yet. We’ll update you when we know more about the arrival of the Nokia 8 in the Philippines