Nokia 8 smartphone with dual rear cameras to launch in India today

HMD Global is all set to launch its Nokia 8 flagship smartphone of the year today in India. The handset maker introduced the device last month at EUR 599 (roughly Rs 45,200). There is no word on the pricing of the handset or its availability. The launch event will take place in Delhi at 12PM and will be live streamed on Facebook.
The Nokia 8 is the fourth ‘Nokia’ branded smartphone coming this year after the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Nokia 8 boasts of a 5.3-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution screen with 2.5D curved display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The processing power of the smartphone lies with the flagship octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is complimented by 4GB LPDDR4X RAM.
The Nokia 8 comes with dual rear camera setup powered by 13MP sensors each. The camera lens comes from Carl Zeiss. While the first lens shoots coloured shots with OIS, the secondary rear camera shoots in monochrome. The primary camera has an aperture of f/2.0 along with PDAF and dual-tone flash. Nokia 8 is also the company’s first to come with Nokia OZO audio, which is a 360-degree audio technology for better multimedia experience. The cameras can also capture videos in 4K resolution. At the front, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and display flash.
One of the most highlighted features of the device is ‘Bothie’ or Dual-Sight mode, which makes use of both front and rear cameras to show both angles on the screen. People can use this feature to livestream on YouTube and Facebook Live as well.
On the storage front, the Nokia 8 features 64GB space (UFS 2.1), which can be bumped up to 256GB using a microSD card. There are no other variants of the handset based on RAM and inbuilt storage.
What backs up the device is a 3090mAh non-removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 tech. Also supported are Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE connectivity, NFC, GPS and dual SIM cards. For added security, Nokia 8 has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button at the front below the screen. It is also IP54 certified, which makes it water resistant to a certain level.
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