HMD Global’s Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone is all set to launch in India weekly. The Nokia licensee has delivered invites for the New Delhi launch event on September 26. The invite reads “There are two sides to every story. Do not miss out on yours.” The tagline clearly hints at the initiation of the Nokia 8, with its ‘Bothies’ feature that allows users to capture video and video in the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
Touted as the “first true flagship Nokia,” that the Nokia 8 can be considered direct competition to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8. The smartphone can be expected to go on sale in early October, in line with the timeline shared by an HMD Global representative at the time of the Nokia 8’s launching in London last month. The Nokia 8 price was put at EUR 599 (approximately Rs. 45,000), and its price in India could be expected to be about the same.
One of the biggest highlights of the Nokia 8 is its double rear cameras. The Nokia 8 sports two 13-megapixel cameras with RGB and monochrome detectors. At international launch, the company heavily marketed the “bothies” attribute which enables both the cameras at the front and back to capture images and videos in exactly the same time. Nokia 8 cameras have been developed in partnership with Carl Zeiss.
The Nokia 8 sports a unibody design and has been built out of 6000-series aluminium. It was launched in glossy Polished Copper and Polished Blue colors, in addition to matte Tempered Blue and Steel finishes.
The company is likely to launch the Nokia 8 in hybrid dual SIM option. The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch 2K LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It includes USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.