Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835 SoC, dual cameras launched: Price, specifications, features


Thes long-awaited Android-powered Nokia flagship phone is finally official and we're here to see what makes it tick.

The Nokia 8′s global launch will take place beginning in September and it'll be priced starting at €599 (about $703 USD).

Also new in the Nokia 8 is 360-degree Ozo audio recording, which we're sure will also make its way to the Nokia 9.

The phone has Gorilla Glass 5 on top and will launch with two glossy and two matte variants.

While there are four colors launching early next month (Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel), it's the all-body, glowing, copper finish that most deserves your attention. The device is splash and dust resistant.

Excitingly, the Nokia 8 has also followed this year's dual-camera trend, and has opted for a double-shooter of its own. The dual-SIM slot is a hybrid one. Here is also an interesting part, Juho Sarvikas, HMD chief product officer has revealed a confirmation highlighting that this phone will be one of the first devices to get the Android O (yet to be announced). Out of the box, the device comes with pre-installed with Android 7.1.1 with negligible bloatware such as the blue-themed icon pack. We think it should allow for some great battery life as well considering how we've seen this chipset perform on previous Android handsets.

On the camera front, this Nokia is using Zeiss optics for both the front and rear facing 13-megapixel cameras. We're looking at 1.12um pixel size here for the main sensor, and a f/2.0 aperture, while PDAF and IR range finder are also included in this dual camera setup, and so is a dual-tone flash. However, what sets this apart is the fact that you can utilize both the front and rear sensors in a split screen visual for both photos and videos.

HMD Global is confident that this would be one of the fastest ways to experience Android O.

The OnePlus 5 also sports a respectable 16-megapixel f/2.0 camera on the front, for good measure. The event is expected to be streamed on YouTube by the promoters of the company, HMD Global. Unlike other flagships, the smartphone won't be sporting a bezel-less design. This seems like a feature with limited appeal, but it could wind up being a game-changer for live video. As in, a selfie, but with images from both sides. We will discuss the camera in detail when addressing the specifications below.

Nokia's latest flagship device comes out into the markets with a 5.3 inched 2K display. The latter captures spatial sound using three onboard microphones. HMD promises regular updates to help you stay on top of features and security.

There's an aluminum unibody design that includes metal edges around the phone, but while the back is metal too, the feel on the rear will change depending on what version you buy.