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18 August 2017, 04:47 | Anita Wise
The newest Nokia smartphone is looking to popularise the "bothie" - a new version of the selfie. Moreover, the screen display of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, giving the device 80 percent chance to survive drops from the height of 5.2 feet. And, the phone features Qualcomm's SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. Now, as per a report by Russian site 4Pda, HMD reps have hinted at an upcoming NokiaAndroid smartphone in works that will have bigger screen size than Nokia 8. After the several leaks, HMD Global finally launched Nokia 8. Nokia-8 will be available world wide from September. Touted as a flagship smartphone, the newly-launched Nokia phone features curved corners and an improved design. There's also a new, ugh, "bothie" mode, that will activate both the front and rear cameras to capture phones and videos. "Both front and rear cameras are equipped with ZEISS optics, meaning every snapshot moment becomes a story worth sharing".
Even though the phone is not much different from the Nokia 5 and 6, there are improvements.
HMD products are built by a unit of Foxconn Technology Group (富士康), which acquired the manufacturing and distribution assets of the former Nokia phone business from Microsoft Corp past year. The main camera has dual monochrome and color sensors and is topped off by an IR range finder and a dual-tone flash. It's a bit too early to tell how the dual-camera setup on the Nokia 8 will perform against its rivals, but judging on specs alone, it seems like it has a good chance.
Available in Steel, Polished Copper, Polished Blue, and Tempered Blue color variants, the Nokia 8 is designed with an aluminium body with curved corners. The phone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, offers pure, secure and updated Android experience and is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible for 3,090 mAh battery.
"Whether features such as Dual-Sight and 360-degree audio recording will be enough to lure consumers away from Apple and Samsung remains to be seen". It'll also sport 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The front-facing camera also features a 13-megapixel sensor and a wide f/2.0 aperture lens. The smartphone comes with dual 13MP rear cameras.
Today, former Nokia executives have formed HMD Global, a new company that bought their former employer's phone business from Microsoft. This means that there's no heavy skin or other extra software features added by Nokia. There are a number of apps, both for iPhone and Android that allow this functionality. The phone comes with Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system.
Despite Nokia's past of collaborating with Windows Mobile, HMD Global made a decision to go with Google's operating system instead.
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