Finnish company HMD Global, 16 August 2017, unveiled Nokia 8, the first Nokia smartphone to be powered by Google's mobile Android operating system.
After so many rumors, the Nokia 8 smartphone is finally here and was unveiled by HMD Global earlier today at a live event in London, the United Kingdom. The smartphone comes with all the latest features one would expect from a flagship device, but it has a fairly high price.
According to HMD Global, the Nokia 8 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor (4 × 2.45 GHz Kryo & 4 × 1.9 GHz Kryo) and an Adreno 540 GPU with a 5,3-inch display with a resolution of 1440 × 2560.
In terms of design, the Nokia 8 smartphone is quite thin, its dimensions are 151,5 x 73,7 x 7,9 mm and it weighs 160 grams. It has an aluminum frame with a curved frame design with a front fingerprint sensor and comes in colors such as blue, steel and polished copper with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
There is also a Polished Blue version of Nokia 8 with 6 GB memory RAM and internal storage 128 GB. The smartphone features a dual 13 MP camera on the rear with auto focus and phase detection, image stabilization, Carl Zeiss optics, and 2160p @ 30fps or 1080p @ 30fps video recording. At the front there is a 13 MP camera.
Support microSD is also available if you want to extend internal storage and supports microSD cards up to 256 GB.
Finally, Nokia 8 has a non-removable Li-Ion battery 3090mAh and costs € 599. It will be available in stores and online from HMD Global early next month in various parts of Europe. Nokia 8 comes with Google's Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) mobile OS by default, but needs to be upgraded to Android 8.0.