Nokia 8 announced: Dual camera, Snapdragon 835

Today in an event held in London, Nokia announced its flagship device, the Nokia 8. Nokia 8 has a 5.3” IPS LCD display on the front with QHD resolution and a whopping 700 nits of max brightness, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 curves into the phone’s metal shell, which is crafted out of 6000 series aluminum. The phone measures 7.9mm at the thickest point and is IP54 certified. There is a fingerprint scanner below the display, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a low power always-on display to show important notifications.

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The engineers at Zeiss helped make the lens for both the rear and the front cameras. The main camera features two 13MP sensors (color + monochrome) with 1.12µm pixels and an f/2.0 aperture. The color camera has optical image stabilization (OIS) and the device has a laser autofocus and a dual LED flash to shoot in the dark. 

The selfie camera is similar to the rear camera– 13MP sensor (1.12µm pixels) with an f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The phone can livestream split-screen footage from the front and back cameras to YouTube and Facebook, which HMD calls as Dual-Sight.

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OZO – Nokia’s camera division – co-developed the 360° spatial surround audio recording, which will capture sound with a quality to match the sharp 4K video imagery. A rare feature, binaural audio, will give your viewers and even more immersive experience. The powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM handles all the necessary processing.

Google Photos will be the default gallery app on the phone. You’ll get unlimited photo and video storage in the cloud, to bolster the 64GB built-in memory.

The phone is priced at €600, which is pretty good price for a flagship device. The device will start selling globally in September with Vanilla Android 7.1 at launch.

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