This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their first Android flagship – the Nokia 8. This device’s specifications and release information were shared by the company right on cue, and today we’ve got the lot. This device is a flagship in all the ways – or most of the ways – and Android flagship should.
The device we’re looking at here rolls with what you’d expect of a high-end smartphone from the likes of HTC, LG, or Samsung. Inside it’s got a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM, so you know it’s running with top-end power capabilities. Its display is 5.3-inches with IPS LCD technology and 2560 x 1440 pixels across its face.
Display: 5.3-inch IPS LCD, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 554 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D glass
Processor: Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (4* 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Kryo + 4* 1.8 GHz Kryo) with Adreno 540 GPU
Internal Storage: 64GB
MicroSD card support: yes, up to 256GB card
Camera: 13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) with ZEISS optics, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9-degree view, PDAF, IR range finder, dual-tone flash
FF Camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 78.4-degree view, display flash
Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat out the box, upgrade to Android O
Colors: Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer
Other bits: NFC, ANT+, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C (3.1 Gen 1)
This device has a splash-proof coating on its insides with a rating of IP54. It comes in single-SIM and dual-SIM card versions, and has a 3,090 mAh battery. That battery is non-removable and can charge (with USB-C) with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 at super speeds.
The Nokia 8’s release begins in Europe, and it’ll begin a global launch on September 6th, 2017. This device’s release price starts at 599 Euros, and will eventually come to the USA with a similar pricing structure – that’s around $705 USD. Stick around SlashGear for more information as we follow Nokia’s Android collection into the future – asap!