HMD Global unveils new flagship smartphone Nokia 8

The battle of smartphones is still on!

Finnish company HMD Global, the exclusive distributor of Nokia phones in the PH market, has recently launched its much-anticipated latest flagship smartphone—the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 entry in the PH market reflects Nokia’s vision of growing its smartphone business in the country, the fastest-growing smartphone market in the ASEAN. The Philippine launch comes on the heels of a successful global launch that demonstrates continued support for the brand.

Here’s what we found out about the Nokia 8:

Less Selfie, More Bothie! The phone features the first-ever Dual-Sight camera, allowing users to capture or livestream moments in both first- and second-person perspective. The 13MP front and rear cameras, co-developed with ZEISS, can run simultaneously and show images in split-screen mode, inspiring everyone to “Be less Selfie, be more Bothie.”

Quality Sound. The Nokia 8 smartphone pioneers the use of OZO audio to deliver immersive 360-degree spatial surround sound. This high-fidelity playback complements 4K videos and brings Hollywood technology in mobile technology.

Innovation and precision. Nokia 8 is designed to nestle perfectly in the palm of your hand. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone features a seamless unibody with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe for better heat dissipation, especially when running demanding applications.  It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and comes in single- and dual-SIM variants.

The unveiling of Nokia 8 also brings three of its smartphone siblings—the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.

The Nokia 3, optimized for everyday use, comes in a precision-machine aluminum frame to ensure a strong build unheard of in the affordable smartphone segment. It features a 5-inch Gorilla Glass HD screen and 8MP cameras. LTE 4G connectivity allows fast download and streaming, supported by 16GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot allows up to 128GB capacity.

While the Nokia 5, which packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage expandable to 128GB. It features a 13MP camera with dual-tone flash and a 5.2-inch HD screen. A fingerprint sensor provides extra security and convenience.

Another octa-core smartphone, the Nokia 6, has a 5.5-inch full-HD in-cell hybrid display with a wide viewing angle and wide color reproduction for a fully immersive entertainment. This is complemented by dual speakers with Dolby Atmos and a smart amplifier. It has a 16MP main and an 8MP front cameras and 32GB internal storage capacity.

Price-wise, the Nokia 8 is selling at P29,990 while the Nokia 6 is available at P11,990. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are priced at P6,990 and P9,990, respectively.

Check out this video to much appreciate the Nokia 8:

Here’s the NOKIA 8 SPECS:

CPU                                        Octa core
GPU                                        Adreno 540
Dimensions                           142×71.8×8.9mm
Weight                                    160g
Colors                                    Tempered Blue and Polished Blue
Type                                        IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size                                         5.3-inch screen
Audio                                      Nokia OZO Speakers, 3.5mm jack
Card slot                                 microSD up to 256GB (sim slot 2)
Memory                                  4GB RAM – 6GB RAM 64GB – 128GB
4G Network                            LTE FDD 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
SIM Slots                               Single- and dual-SIM variants
DATA                                      GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
Bluetooth                               BT 5.0
Rear                                       13MP LED flash
Front                                      13MP fixed-focus
Radio                                      Yes
GPS                                        Yes, with A-GPS support
OS                                          Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery Type                          Non-removable 3090mAh Li-ion battery