Rumors and leaks about the Nokia 8 has sprung up since a few months ago, and now finally the global HMD launched the smartphone as a flagship for this year. The launch of Nokia 8 is also a sign of collaboration with global HMD and Carl Zeiss, where Nokia 8 is equipped with dual-camera Zeiss setup.
It is predictable if the main selling points on this smartphone lies in its photography capabilities. Nokia 8 comes with a dual-camera setup 13MP + 13MP resolution, which is a blend of RGB sensors and monochrome sensors. The rear camera also features autofocus and dual-tone LED flash.
While the main camera details are unknown, the Nokia 8 also offers a 13MP front-facing camera. Uniquely, both front camera and rear camera both have the ability to record 4K resolution video at 30fps.
Because equipped with a capable front camera, this smartphone has had special access to live streaming on Facebook or YouTube. Uniquely, Nokia 8 has a feature “Bothie”, namely the ability to record video simultaneously using the front and rear camera, where the recording will be split into two parts. In fact you can also use this feature Bothie to live streaming in social media.
Shifting to design, it seems that global HMD is not interested in following the current design development, where most other smartphone manufacturers deliver their flagship smartphone with full-screen design aka having super-thin bezel. Can be seen upper and lower bezel this smartphone looks thick, where this design is still similar to Nokia 6.
Nokia 8 has a curved backside on each side, where it gives an ergonomic impression. Bodi smartphone is made of the famous 6000 series aluminum sturdy, and sweetened with a matte finish and steel. There are four color options offered, namely Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, and Steel.
While for in this phone not different from other flagship smartphone, where the Nokia 8 is powered Snapdragon 835 chipset juxtaposed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can still be expanded using microSD. Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inch wide screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and has a battery of 3090mAh.
Because Nokia 8 only has IP54 rating, so this smartphone is just the stage against water splash. For other features, this smartphone has a fingerprint on the USB Type-C home button, 3.5mm audio jack and already running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Nokia 8 is also equipped with a microphone that uses Nokia Ozo Audio algorithm to record the surround sound that works as well as live streaming in social media. Nokia 8 itself will be available first in the European market, followed by Latin America. This smartphone is priced at 599 Euros.