The Nokia 8 is finally making its way to India about a month after it made its international debut at an event in London. HMD Global has begun sending out invites for a launch in New Delhi which is taking place on September 26.
To be clear, HMD Global didn’t specifically mention the Nokia 8 by name. Instead, the invite talks about there being two sides to every story. This is clearly a big hint at the handset’s Bothies feature which shoots photos and videos from the front and dual rear cameras at the same time.
The Nokia 8 is currently priced at EUR 599 (roughly Rs 46250) in Europe. The flagship offering should cost around the same in India where it’ll go up against the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 during the festive shopping season. The former recently got a discount and now goes for Rs 53900, while the latter starts at Rs 64000.
Nokia has nostalgia and a more affordable rate on its side, plus the allure of dual 13MP snappers made by Carl Zeiss. The module consists of a color + monochrome setup that has been bundled with OIS, PDAF, an aperture of f/2.0, 4K video recording, and dual-LED flash.
A neat look at the specifications of the Nokia 8:
– Display: 5.3-inch IPS, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android O)
– CPU: Snapdragon 835
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Camera: 13MP + 13MP rear, 13MP front
– Battery: 3090mAh
– Size: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, Wi-Fiac, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C
Stay tuned for more on the Nokia 8 the moment it lands in India on September 26.