Nokia 8 (2018) now official
HMD Global has announced a new global device called the Nokia 8 (2018).
The same device was also announced a few months ago in China as the Nokia X7, the successor to 2017’s Nokia 7 Plus. HMD Global is simplifying its naming scheme in the affordable premium mid-range segment of the smartphone market, with the model number moving forward
HMD Global’s new Nokia 8 features a notched display with 96% NTSC color gamut coverage and DCI-P3 support, an 86.5% screen to body ratio, ZEISS dual rear cameras, and Android Oreo right out of the box. Being an Android One phone, the device also has guaranteed updates to future Android builds, including Android Pie, as they come along.
The device also has a fast charging feature — HMDG claims that the Nokia X7 can go from 0-50% in just 30 minutes. Its cameras are built with ZEISS optics and tout better low-light photography with a wider aperture.
Nokia 8 (2018) specs:
- 6.18-inch IPS PureDisplay @ 1080 x 2280 px, 448ppi
500nits brightness, HDR10, 1:1500 contrast ratio
- 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
- Adreno 616 GPU
- 4GB, 6GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB internal storage
- expandable via microSD up to 400GB (uses SIM2)
- 12MP f/1.8 1.4µm Dual Pixel PDAF EIS + 13 MP ZEISS Dual rear cameras with Dual LED Flash
- 20MP f/2.0 front camera
- 4G VoLTE
- Dual SIM (nano, hybrid), Dual Standby
- Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- USB Type-C 2.0
- Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- Android 9 Pie (Android One)
- 3,500mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging
- 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm
- 178 g
- Colors: Blue Silver, Steel Copper, Iron Steel
The new Nokia 8 will be available in Europe, Middle East, and Africa this month, with India having its release shortly after, for EUR399 or Php23,900 when directly converted.