From dual-sight ‘bothie’ mode to liquid-cooling; here are the top 5 features
HMD Global has launched its first Flagship Phone – Nokia 8, with a not so refreshed design but comes with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which promises a lag-free experience while using the smartphone and also at the Affordable price range.
Tough Design & Display
Nokia like to continue its legacy of keeping their phone rough & tough design for every unlikely situation that’s why they didn’t opt for bezel-less Display. I know many people will be disappointed but this step was important for Nokia.
The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top of 2.5D glass. The Nokia 8 features a screen size of 5.3-inch IPS 2K resolution display and 554 ppi. Nokia says it has the brightest screen of all.
Dual-camera setup with OIS
The Nokia 8 features a 13-megapixel dual-camera setup at the rear with one sensor meant for RGB, while other captures monochrome information. The primary sensor comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, and IR range finder. The dual-cameras are powered by ZEISS optics.
On the front, the device houses a 13-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The front camera is equipped with PDAF, 1.12um and f/2.0.
What sets the Nokia 8 apart from its contemporaries is that it features a dual camera module that supports a dual sight mode, which makes real-time video streaming from both the cameras possible. The company calls it the “Bothie mode”, which enables a split-screen with photo and video from the two cameras.
The Nokia 8 comes with OZO Audio offering a 360-degree spatial audio experience for video recordings. The feature allows users to record 4K videos with 360-degree spatial audio with Audio Focus. The company says it helps in reducing noise and ambient sound in videos
Nokia 8 comes with Liquid Cooling facility, as usually Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset will going to heat up. However, to prevent that, the design, innovation engineers have come up with a solution to avoid over heating of the device. The company has inserted a graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that scatters the heat generated by the chipset and equally divides it throughout the device, hence keeping the device Cool.
Pure Android Experience
The Nokia 8 runs pure stock Android 7.1.1 Android Nougat OS. However, HMD Global has promised to offer the latest Android O updates to its users without any delay. Nokia 8 will be among the first smartphones to get the Android O update as soon as it rolls out officially.
The smartphone is expected to be priced at €599 (approximately Rs 45,000). The device will be available globally starting early September along with India. The pricing is pretty less compare to Galaxy S8 and other Flagship devices, here’s the toughest competition Nokia has to face is the OnePlus 5.