tech2 News StaffSep 21, 2017 14:18:19 IST
HMD Global has sent out invites for the India launch of its next flagship phone which is expected to be Nokia 8. The event will take place in New Delhi.
HMD Global in its invite hasn't mentioned explicitly that it will be Nokia 8, but the text hints at a dual camera setup and 'next milestone' of Nokia phones. This can only point to the flagship in the series, which has been rumoured to be coming to India.
The Nokia 8 was officially announced at an event in London in mid-August. Nokia which has partnered with Carl Zeiss, has a bothie camera. In bothie photo mode the user can use both, the front and the rear camera, to take an image or a video.
This makes the launch assumption all the more certain since the invite says "There are two sides to every story. Don't miss out on yours."
The phone has an aluminum unibody design housing a 5.3 inch, 2K, polarised display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Nokia 8 will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and employs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage expandable to 256 GB via a micro-SD card. The phone uses a full-length copper cooling pipe with a graphite shield to dispense off heat across the metal body of the phone.
The phone was launched at a price of Euros 599, according to The Verge, which is approximately Rs 45,000 at the time of writing.
The Nokia 8 has 4K streaming capabilities and employs Nokia OZO Audio for spatial 360-degree audio recording. OZO is the brand name that Nokia employs for its spatial audio and VR video recording platform. This includes the OZO+ VR camera used by many Hollywood studios.
Nokia 8 has a 3,090 mAh battery and 4G dual-SIM support with one slot acting as a hybrid SIM slot. It also has an IP54 rating, making it splash proof.
The Nokia 8 will be available in four colours namely matte silver, polished blue, matte blue, polished copper.
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