HMD Announces Nokia 8 Flagship: Finnish start-up HMD Global has announced its flagship smartphone for 2017. Finally, after so many anticipations, HMD Nokia launches the long awaited Nokia 8 and the images are showing a profound monster to us.
HMD says the Nokia 8 will be one of the earliest adopters of Android O. It runs on Android and a nearly one hundred per cent stock version of it, much like Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL. Which of course, is the latest Android Operating that would be arriving sooner before the end of the Q3 of 2017.
*. Processor: SnapDragon 835 system on chip
*. RAM: 4GB
*. Internal storage: 64 GB and microSD support for up to 256 GB external storage
*. Android OS: Android 7.1.1
*. Screen Size: 5.3” IPS QHD, 2560 x 1440 with a Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
*. Battery type: 3090mAh, non-removable
*. Splash proof (IP54): Yes
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes
*. Camera: 13MP front and back.
The Nokia 8 is a high-end flagship phone. Oh yes, it is HMD Global’s first high-end flagship phone to carry the iconic Nokia branding.
Display and Design
The Nokia 8 comes with subtle curves that seamlessly wrap around the front. It features a 5.3” 2K polarized display. Meanwhile, is chamfered — and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which is to enhance grip and ergonomics.
The Nokia 8 undergoes a rigorous 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing to ensure its distinctive design pairs flawlessly with the polished aluminium unibody. Colors includes; Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper.
The ultimate in seamless unibody construction, Nokia 8 is designed to nestle perfectly in the palm of your hand. You also have the Fingerprint Sensor and many others.
Performance and Storage
The Nokia 8 arrives with a 4GB of RAM, this allows you to run on different apps all at once and it also comes with a 64 GB mass storage and MicroSD card support up to 256 GB, so you can save a lot of apps, medias like musics, videos and many others.
The Nokia 8 features a Pure, secure and up-to-date Android 7.1.1 Nougat with regular updates and it also comes with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile Mobile Platform designed for excellent battery life and improved superior graphics performance.
You also have a battery capacity of 3090mAh2 and it is non-removable. It features a Splashproof (IP54) but for a flagship phone, they are really missing out!
Camera and Connectivity
The Nokia 8 comes with a Polished mirror finish and a 13 MP front and rear cameras with ZEISS optics. Making your selfies to be more brighter and also with friends.
For the Network connectivity, you have LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC (sharing) ANT+ and it also features a Type C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps).
In conclusion, HMD says, Nokia 8 is their High-end-Flagship smartphone but it lacks most of the common features of a Flagship phones and that includes; water-proofing – either IP67 or IP68 certification – or perhaps a pair of stereo speakers – even High-res audio would do – or perhaps an in-built reading mode, or perhaps an AMOLED screen.
It comes with a 3090mAh, non-removable battery for long life usage and watching of videos, musics, calls and many more.