As most of you already know, some local Nokia dealers on Wednesday night couldn't wait any longer and posted the price tag along with the Nokia 8 specifications. Well, turns out that all of them are spot on but here's the official news by HMD today of the flagship. Check out below for the specifications, some cool features such as the Dual Sigh Mode and hands-on pictures.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB ROM (expandable memory up to 256GB)
- Measures 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm, weighs 160g
- 5.3-inch IPS LCD display in 2K resolution
- Dual rear 13MP RGB + 13MP monochrome camera with Zeiss optic lens | 13MP front camera with Zeiss optic lens
- Features Fingerprint Scanner, Dual Sight Mode, Ozo Audio, Glance Screen. Splash proof (IP54)
- Supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G, NFC
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 3090mAh battery
The Nokia 8 front display, that's the Glance Screen mode for you to check the time, status and notifications
The back is very well polised, not as bulky as it looks on the promotional teasers
The dual camera module is using 13MP RGB and 13MP monochrome sensors with Zeiss optic lens
Power and volume buttons, dual SIM slot is at the other side
USB Type-C and speaker grills, headphone jack is at the top
So first off about the Dual Sight Mode technology, it is not only a new one but the first ever technology that allows the user utilize the back and front camera for recording at the same time. Quite impressive for the fact that the display is 5.3-inch only, the Dual Sight Mode can be used in Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and of course on the phone itself for a new way of livestreaming yourself online (hence #Bothie). Instagram is said to have this feature soon so stay tuned for that.
Some stuff about the dual rear camera
HMD has also integrated Ozo Audio system, which is said to deliver awesome music performance in surround sound
There is supposed to be a 6GB + 128GB variant but it has not come to Malaysia just yet. HMD mentioned that when that variant comes, it will come in Polished Blue only. The Nokia 8 is now available in every authorized dealers across Malaysia right now with Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel. There is also a bunch of accessories that is made for the flagship, which is the Nokia Active Wireless Headset that has water, sweat and dust proof feature.
So what do you think of the Nokia 8? We are certainly impressed and stay tuned for an unboxing and hands-on video in the near future.