After the successful launch of the #nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, the Finland-based company has unveiled the Nokia 8 with premium specifications. The highlight of the Nokia 8 is the integration of a #Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with a Carl Zeiss camera lens and the new Bothie feature. Touted as a flagship smartphone, the newly-launched Nokia phone features curved corners and an improved design. Moreover, the handset will compete with the likes of the #samsung galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, and Honor 8 Pro. Priced at $703, the new Nokia handset will be available for sale in select markets from September 2017.

Design

Available in Steel, Polished Copper, Polished Blue, and Tempered Blue color variants, the Nokia 8 is designed with an aluminium body with curved corners.

Even though the phone is not much different from the Nokia 5 and 6, there are improvements. When compared to the 8mm body of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Nokia 8 is designed with 7.9mm thickness. However, the length of the eighth edition is larger than Galaxy S8 and it stands at 151.5mm. With IP54 certification, the handset is designed in such a way that it is splash proof. The disappointing point to note is that the phone is not integrated with IP68 technology, which provides protection against both water and dust.

Integration of Carl Zeiss camera

The main attraction of the Nokia 8 is the addition of the Carl Zeiss cameras comprising of dual 13MP sensors. The first sensor comes with support for Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and color, while the second camera comes with the ability to capture Monochrome images.

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In addition to a f/2.0 aperture, the Nokia 8 provides support for dual-tone flash and PDAF. On the selfie front, the handset is equipped with a 13MP sensor paired with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF including 4K support. In the past, Nokia had established a partnership with Carl Zeiss for Nokia N90, N95, and 808 PureView smartphones.

New Bothie feature

With the new Bothie feature included with the Nokia 8, it is possible to access the rear and front cameras at the same time. The device has been embedded with spatial audio based on OZO audio technology. The purpose of the feature is to enable the handset to distribute sound in all possible directions including the ability to record high-quality sound.

Configuration

Specifications wise, the Nokia 8 is equipped with a 5.3-inch IPS QHD (2560 x 1440) 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable (128GB) internal storage loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In addition to 4G, the handset also provides support for dual-SIM, USB Type-C fast charging port and NFC.

A 3090mAh battery supplies power for the handset. During the launch event, the company sources disclosed that they will roll out new updates as soon as a new version is made available by Google.

Technically, a smartphone with Carl Zeiss camera will be capable of capturing brilliant images. Moreover, the Snapdragon 835 processor will be able to run any games without lags. Can Nokia 8 fulfill the needs of tech enthusiasts?