This week, Nokia launched their new flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8. This phone is a stylish and powerful new addition to their range with some quirky features like dual-sight mode, which Nokia are using as one of the selling points with the tagline, “Share both sides of the story.”
The Nokia 8 comes in four stylish colours, namely Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel and Polished Copper and has been crafted from a 6000 series block of aluminium before being polished to give a sleek, mirrored finish. The screen is a 5.3″ 1440p LCD polarized display with Gorilla Glass 5. To maximise the phones performance, Nokia have also added a full-length copper cooling pipe with a graphite shield to keep the phone’s system temperature cool.
This phone features Nokia OZO Spatial 360 degree audio technology which means you can accentuate the right sounds or filter out background noise while recording 4K videos.
All devices come with Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM (except for the Polished Blue which has 6GB) and 64GB of UFS2.1 internal storage. It comes with a 3,090mAh battery and is IP54 certified. The Nokia 8 also has a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm ADJ headphone port.
The really interesting thing about this phone is that, as mentioned above, it has dual-sight mode, meaning that you can use the front and back cameras simultaneously and post a picture with two panes showing what is in front and behind the camera. Both front and rear cameras have a 13MP sensor with ZEISS optics with a dual rear camera setup.
The good news for Android fans is that the Nokia 8 will have Android 7.1.1. It comes with a range of Google apps like Google Assistant and has unlimited storage with Google Photos. It will be available in Europe initially for €599. There’s no word yet on when it will hit other markets.
To read more about the Nokia 8, you can visit the Nokia website.