Nokia 8, the much-rumoured, oft-leaked, 2017 Android flagship smartphone of HMD Global has been officially unveiled in London. The smartphone is the first product the Finnish startup has developed under the ambit of the Carl Zeiss partnership announced last month. As a result, the big highlight of the Nokia 8 is its cameras – the phone packs dual 13-megapixel rear sensors, and a single shooter of the same resolution on the front.
The Nokia 8 will be available “globally” in early September, priced at equivalent of EUR 599 (approximately Rs. 45,000). Expected India launch will be in early October, and the Nokia 8 price will be known closer to launch.
The unibody Nokia 8 is built out of 6000-series aluminium and it will be available in glossy Polished Copper and Polished Blue colours, as well as matte Tempered Blue and Steel finishes. The Nokia 8 is IP54 rated, which means it is splash-proof.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global explained that the Nokia 8 is fitted with an elaborate heat management solution: a copper pipe that runs from the upper right corner of the device to the lower left has liquid evaporating in the middle, and condensing on the edges. A graphite shield enables heat transfer to the aluminium unibody and its eventual dissipation to the air.