HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones has officially sent out media invites to launch its next Nokia 8 smartphone in India on September 26. With Nokia 8, the company will bring back ZEISS optics, as terms of a partnership signed last earlier this year.
The invite reads "there are two sides to every story", which likely refers to the Bothie feature. In a first for mobile phones, the new Nokia 8 will come with “Dual-Sight” mode which will allow users to use both front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen photos and video. Nokia calls this feature “Bothie.”
To share your video creations with just one tap, Nokia has also added a built-in streaming feature into the camera that goes straight to Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
The Nokia 8 is also the first ever phone to feature Nokia OZO spatial 360-degree audio built in to its core. Cladded in a single block of 6000 series aluminium, Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch 2K polarised display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has a polished mirror finish at the back.
The smartphone will feature a 13MP dual image-fusion rear camera with both colour and monochrome sensors, plus a wide-angle 13 MP phase detection auto-focus front camera. Both front and rear cameras are equipped with ZEISS optics.
Nokia 8 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform paired up with 4GB of RAM and will run on pure Android Nougat 7.1.1, packed with the full spread of Google's most popular apps and no unnecessary bloatware.
With Google Assistant built at the core, from managing tasks and planning your day to controlling your favourite apps and smart home devices, the virtual assistant is ready to help wherever you are.
Nokia 8 houses 3,090mAh2 non-removable battery and the company has also added a full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield to dissipate system heat across the full body of the phone.
As seen with the above specifications, Nokia’s return with Nokia 8 is in full swing and the device competes with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Google’s Pixel.