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Nokia 8 With Dual Zeiss 'Bothie' Camera Launched: Specs, Features, Price, India Launch Details, and More

At an event in London, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8. It’s flagship Android phone for 2017. This is the first HMD phone that’s been developed in partnership with Zeiss and as you would expect the big highlight here is the camera. The Nokia 8 comes with dual 13-megapixel RGB and Monochrome Sensors along with Laser Autofocus at the back and while that setup has already been seen on several phones. HMD is going big with ‘Bothies’ – The Ability to capture images and videos from the front and rear cameras at the same time. Apart from the ability to capture images the camera app on the Nokia 8 will let you stream these bothies as Full-HD videos to Facebook and Youtube.
The front camera is the same 13-megapixel RGB shooter seen on the rear and both cameras capable of recording 4K video in stand alone mode. The 4k recording is not supported when shooting a bothie. HMD is bringing Nokia Ozo audio surround sound recording to the Nokia 8 using high dynamic range microphones will offer impressive audio experience. HMD says its software encoding will preserve the virtual surround sound even when users share these videos on social media. The device features a 13MP Zesis branded Dual-Rear camera setup with the new 'Bothie' mode for LIVE videos in 1080p.

Coming to the design, the unibody Nokia 8 is 7.9mm thick and is built out of CNC 6000 series Aluminium. Nokia has also employed a 'bespoke' heat pipe and graphite shield that dissipates heat from the phone. It will be available in Glossy Polished Copper and Polished Blue Colors as well as Matte Tempered Blue and Steel Finishes. The Nokia 8 is IP54 Rated which means it is splash proof. In terms of specifications, the Nokia 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC seen insights several other Android flagships. There is just one variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal storage capacity. Though the phone will release in single SIM and Hybrid dual SIM options depending upon the markets. It comes with an Expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card support, 3090mAh battery and a USB Type-C connector.

The Nokia 8 has a 5.3-Inch 2K LCD display with a resolution of 2560 by 1440p and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device will ship with Android v7.1.1 out of the box. Though HMD Global says, it will be amongst the first vendors to ship the Android O Update. The Nokia 8 will be available globally in early September priced at an equivalent of 599 Euros (Rs.45,000 Approx). The Phone is expected to launch in India in early October, and the India Price will be known closer to launch.

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