Nokia 8 price in India has been slashed by Rs. 8000. With this surprise move, the Nokia 8 became the cheapest Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone in the country. Last year the Nokia 8 (review) was launched at Rs 36,999 and with this 8K slash, it is now retailing for Rs. 28,999 making it arguably the best smartphone under Rs 30,000 budget.
The price cut comes ahead of the expected announcement of HMD Global’s 2018 flagship at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona later this month. The Nokia 8 has been facing tough a competition from likes of OnePlus 5T and Samsung A8+ 2018 and with this move, it will have a clear advantage to its adversaries especially in price sensitive Indian market.
Nokia 8 Price In India Before Price Cut: Rs 36,999
Nokia 8 Price In India After Price Cut: Rs 28,999
Nokia 8 Features and Highlights
To recall, the Nokia 8 flaunts curved Aluminum body with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone features a 5.3-inch 2K display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. For Nokia 8, HMD Global roped in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile processor, which is further aided by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
Recently, the company rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 8 users. For photography, it comes with a dual 13MP camera setup on the back with Carl Zeiss optics. For selfie lovers, it includes a 13MP front camera. It also comes with features like “bothie” where a user can use both cameras, simultaneously.
Apart from Nokia 8, HMD Global has also announced a price cut of Rs. 1,000 for the Nokia 5. The budget phone now retails in India for Rs 12,499. If you remember, the Nokia 5 boasts of a full metal-unibody design, a 5.2-inch HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM, and 16GB storage.
Nokia 8 and Nokia 5 Specifications
|Model||Nokia 8||Nokia 5|
|Display||5.3-Inch, QHD IPS LCD Display||5.2-Inch, HD, IPS LCD, 2.5D Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor||1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor|
|Internal Storage||64GB expandable up to 256GB||16GB|
|Software||Android Nougat 7.1.1||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Primary Camera||13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash||13MP rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash, 1.12 碌m pixel size|
|Secondary Camera||13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash||8MP selfie camera, f/2.0 aperture|
|Dimensions||151.55×73.7mm x 7.9mm||149.7 x 72.5 x 8mm|
|Battery||3,090mAh with Quick Charge||3,000mAh|
|Others||2G/3G/4G/Volte, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, Splashproof (IP54)||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0, USB OTG, 3.5mm, NFC|
|Price||Rs. 28,999||Rs. 13,499|