Order Nokia 8 £499: Stock due September 13-15th
Where the 3, 5 and 6 were decidedly entry-level to mid-range, this newest handset will challenge the flagship models. Early specifications show a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. This will certainly be no slouch!
The design is also befitting a premium model. An aluminium unibody with tapered edges and Gorilla Glass 5 coated QHD round off a fine specification sheet.
We have now been told to expect first stock of UK specification Nokia 8 by the end of next week, between September 13th & 15th.
The Tempered Blue and Silver/Steel will be available first. Polished Blue and Copper will be following later in October.
If you would like to wait until stock is available, you can still register your email address on our product page.
Dual Sight Camera and OZO Audio
Alongside the top-tier hardware specifications, Nokia are also introducing a few software additions! The 3, 5 and 6 were all basically stock Android, with no additional features.
This time Nokia will still keep the interface clean, however they have integrated a couple of unique features into the system.
The Dual Sight camera caught the eye of bloggers a few weeks ago. Nokia are awkwardly trying to use the phrase #bothie to advertise the system. Whatever you think of that non-word, the technology itself looks pretty sharp. Nokia 8’s camera app will let you shoot still images or video using both the front and rear camera simultaneously.
That rear main camera also has a trick up its sleeve. It is actually two 13 MP sensors, one of which is monochrome (black and white). We’ve seen this technology in Huawei and Honor phones recently to great effect. The Nokia sensors also benefit from precision ZEISS optics.
The last feature of note is OZO audio. Audio is often far down the list when people are looking at a phone. If you’re into your music though, or enjoy making recordings, the OZO system could be a very useful feature. With 3 microphones, the Nokia 8 can record 360° audio. This is then perfectly optimised for headphones, or audio systems with spatial audio support. The resulting sound is much more immersive.
Nokia 8 Key Specifications
- Pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 5.3″ Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor
- 64 GB storage / 4GB RAM / micro SD support
- Dual 13MP (colour/mono) main camera with Phase Detection autofocus and ZEISS optics
- 13 MP selfie camera with autofocus and ZEISS optics
- Sealed 3,090 mAh battery
- Shoot 4K Video with Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio
- 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm
- Wi-Fi / GPS / LTE / NFC
- Available in 4 colours: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Copper and Steel