At a time when Nokia 8’s 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant is rumored to be under works, the Finland based HMD Global has launched their first flagship smartphone – Nokia 8 in India. HMD Global who holds the license of Nokia phones, on August 16 first revealed the Nokia 8 to the world at an event in London. (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
Nokia 8 Price In India and Availability
Well, HMD Global has set Nokia 8 India price at Rs. 36,999 which is almost ten thousand less than its global price. The Nokia 8 will retail on both online and offline channels. Online Nokia 8 will be Amazon exclusive. The phone will go on sale on October 14.
Nokia 8 Features: Bothie and Ozo Audio
The Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch 2K IPS display which can offer a maximum brightness of 700 nits. It gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor to flex its harware muscles and is supplemented by 4GB RAM and Adreno 540GPU. It comes with 64 GB internal storage with an option to use microSD card to expand storage up to 256 GB.
The Nokia 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup where a 13MP RGB sensor is paired with 13MP monochrome sensor (on the lines of Huawei phones ) for better low-light performance. It is worth mentioning here is OIS is only available on the coloured sensor. Up front, there is a 13MP selfie camera which also gets a Zeiss lens like the rear sensors. The rear camera does offer a Live bokeh mode where is lets you catpure images with blurred background.
Both front and rear cameras of Nokia 8 can record footage in 4K format. It draws juice from a 3090mAh battery which also supports Quick Charge 3.0. It comes with USB-Type C charging port. The Nokia8 comes running Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box and HMD Global confirmed that is already working on Android Oreo update which will be rolled out soon.
With its flagship device, HMD Global needed something other than just hardcore specifications. Therefore, they came up with two fancy features: ‘Bothie’ camera and ‘Ozo’ audio.
What is Nokia 8 ‘ Bothie’ feature?
Well, Bothie is camera mode developed by Nokia where it lets you use both front and rear cameras together to capture a photo or a video. This is not entirely a new concept as we have witness similar option in Samsung and LG phones in the past. However, what Nokia has managed to do differently is that with Bothie feature it lets you stream 360 videos live on Facebook or Youtube with from the camera app.
What is Nokia 8 Ozo Audio?
The Nokia 8 comes with Ozo Audio which was developed by Nokia for virtual reality 360-degree camera. This technology ensures immersive and directional audio while recording videos.