Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones. In 2014, Nokia’s Devices and Services division was sold to Microsoft. In 2016, Finnish company HMD Global bought a part of Microsoft’s feature phone business and has a licensing agreement that allows it to make smartphones under the Nokia brand. Nokia’s return to the smartphone space is one of the most hotly anticipated landmarks in the industry for many years now. With the firm partnering with HMD and developing Android-based desgins, there’s everything to play for, and many are hopeful it will usher in a new era of prominence for Nokia inside the industry it helped create. So far, however, one key aspect has been missing; a flagship smartphone. We’ve rounded up everything we can expect from the flagship Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 is latest flagship device out of the stables of the Finnish smartphone manufacturer. The device comes with high-end hardware and is a much-improved variant of the Nokia 6. The device does not differ much from its predecessor regarding looks, but sports narrow bezels and has curved edges that prove pretty helpful while holding the device. The front-facing home button also acts as a fingerprint reader.
The phone is rumoured to come with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels, To pack 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 8 is rumoured to pack a 24-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 12-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Under the hood, there are two quad-core processors – a 2.45GHz Kryo and another 1.9GHz Kryo for driving the system. It is aided by 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 graphics engine. The smartphone boots on Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. The handset measures 153 x 74 x 7.9mm, weighs 156 grams and is available in a black coloured body. It also features a heart rate monitor which comes in handy for calculating your heart rate within seconds. Other sensors include light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope etc.
Word on the street, this time from China, suggests the Nokia 8 – AKA the Nokia P1 – will launch in June. The Nokia 8 won’t be cheap if speculation is to be believed. The 128GB model will reportedly be priced around $779 (around £635) while the 256GB version will fetch around $900 (around £720).
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