On Friday, we were invited to the launch of the Nokia 8 Dual-Sight smartphone by HMD Global. As their flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 was designed with content creators in mind, and boasts three world’s first features. Let’s check out what those features are!
The Nokia 8 Dual-Sight Smartphone Revealed!
With a 7.3 mm thin unibody chassis precision-milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium before being refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodising and polishing, the Nokia 8 is a work of art in the hand.
The Nokia 8 is not only powered by the very fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, it also runs on the latest pure, secure, and uncluttered Android. Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar), HMD Global tells more in this video :
Dual-Sight Video Capability
The Nokia 8 is the world’s first smartphone with Dual-Sight video capability. Dual-Sight simultaneously records from both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos.
In fact, the Nokia 8 smartphone can livestream Dual-Sight videos natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. With just one touch, you can share your memories in an more immersive way with your family and friends.
Nokia OZO Audio
The Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. The OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video.
Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.
Although Nokia has a long history of partnership with ZEISS, the Nokia 8 is the first smartphone from HMD Global to feature ZEISS optics. In fact, all three of its 13 MP cameras use ZEISS optics for the best possible images
The Nokia 8 Specifications
|Display||5.3" IPS display
- QHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels)
- 700 nits maximum brightness
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, with 2.5D edge
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7.1.1|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)|
|Processor||4 x Qualcomm Kyro 280 cores (2.45 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kyro 280 cores (1.8 GHz)
|Graphics Processor||Qualcomm Adreno 540|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM (1866 MHz)|
|Storage||64 GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
|Front Camera||13 MP PDAF sensor with f/2.0 ZEISS lens
- 1.12um pixel size
- screen flash
|Main Camera||Dual-Lens Camera System
- 13 MP colour sensor (with OIS) + 13 MP monochrome sensor
- f/2.0 ZEISS lens
- 1.12 um pixel size, supports PDAF
- IR range finder + dual-tone flash
WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
|Connectivity||LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, Barometer|
|Water Resistance||Splash-proof (IP54)|
|Battery||3,090 mAh lithium-ion battery
- supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 (18 W)
|Dimensions||73.7 mm wide
151.5 mm tall
7.9 mm thick (chassis)
0.4 mm (camera bump)
|Available Colours||Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel|
Price & Availability
The Nokia 8 is available right now in four colours – Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel, with a recommended retail price of RM 2,299 / ~US$ 549, inclusive of 6% GST.