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HMD Global officially unveils the Nokia 8, its next flagship smartphone

After months of rumours and speculations, HMD Global has finally unveiled its flagship device, the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 is slated to go on sale in September — hopefully in Canada as well — and will sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable up to 256GB. Additionally the Nokia 8 will have a 5.3-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel display.

It will ship with a nearly stock variant of Android 7.1.1, and HMD Global suggested that the device will be one of the first to feature Android O.

Nokia 8

Display

5.3-inch IPS LCD display

Processor

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

RAM

4GB

Storage

64GB

Dimensions (in.)

151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

160g

Rear Facing Camera

13-megapixel (f/2.0) + 13-megapixel

Front Facing Camera

13-megapixel, (LED flash, f/2.0)

OS

Android 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android 8.0)

Battery

3,090mAh

Network Connectivity

GSM / HSPA / LTE

Sensors

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate

SIM Type

Single SIM (Nano-SIM)

Launch Date

August 16, 2017

Misc

Colours Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel| IP54 Splash Proof, Dual-Sight recording

Display

Nokia 8

5.3-inch IPS LCD display

Processor

Nokia 8

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

RAM

Nokia 8

4GB

Storage

Nokia 8

64GB

Dimensions (in.)

Nokia 8

151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

Nokia 8

160g

Rear Facing Camera

Nokia 8

13-megapixel (f/2.0) + 13-megapixel

Front Facing Camera

Nokia 8

13-megapixel, (LED flash, f/2.0)

OS

Nokia 8

Android 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android 8.0)

Battery

Nokia 8

3,090mAh

Network Connectivity

Nokia 8

GSM / HSPA / LTE

Sensors

Nokia 8

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate

SIM Type

Nokia 8

Single SIM (Nano-SIM)

Launch Date

Nokia 8

August 16, 2017

Misc

Nokia 8

Colours Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel| IP54 Splash Proof, Dual-Sight recording

The new smartphone will feature a Carl Zeiss brand dual-camera setup, as previously rumoured. Both of its lenses are 13-megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus and a dual LED flash. The front facing camera similarly features a 13-megapixel lens with an f/2.0 aperture.

Additionally, the device will be able to livestream split-screen videos from both its front and rear cameras to YouTube and Facebook, a feature HMD has dubbed ‘Dual-Sight.’ Beyond that, the Nokia 8 will feature 360-degree spatial surround audio recording, that the company calls Nokia OZO, as well as 4K video capture.

In partnership with Google, HMD has also made Google Photos the phone’s default gallery app, and will offer unlimited photo and video storage in the cloud.

The smartphone is set to cost £600 — the equivalent of $894.29 CAD — a price that puts it in line with other recently released flagship smartphones in Canada.

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