Hello Nokia and welcome back to the game.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has unveiled 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.
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. Fans can also enjoy unlimited photo (for images under 16MP) 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.
Seamless and sleek: Nokia 8’s seamless unibody – 4.6mm thin at the edge and just 7.3mm slim on average – 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. This attention to detail ensures the phone’s powerful SnapdragonTM835 Mobile Platform works harder for longer. Running the latest pure, secure, and uncluttered Android with monthly security updates, the Nokia 8 gives you the most up to date Android experience possible.
Innovation and precision engineering: Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance, delivering 11 hours of 4K video playback on a single charge.
The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture capabilities, meaning it is 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 ChargeTM 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.
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.
Accessories: A range of accessories will be available to suit the active lifestyle of any Nokia 8 owner. The Nokia 8 works beautifully with the Nokia Active Wireless Headset – a light weight water, sweat and dust proof premium headset. Carved from aluminium for the perfect match, this headset features a beautiful diamond cut design. The full Nokia accessories portfolio 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 (S$961).
The availability and price of Nokia 8 in Singapore will be updated when more details are in.
All photos courtesy of Nokia.