Nokia 8 debuts in India, priced at INR 36,999

Nokia 8As promised, HMD Global on Tuesday launched the new Nokia 8 smartphone for the Indian market at a press event in New Delhi. The company stated that the Nokia 8 will carry a price-tag of INR 36,999 and will be available beginning October 14 via and major offline retailers.

Originally unveiled in August, the 8 is the current Nokia flagship smartphone. It sports a polished aluminium unibody design with a 5.3-inch 2560x1440p QHD IPS display. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and comes with four-gigabytes of RAM, 64-gigabytes of internal storage and microSD card slot.

In terms of imaging capabilities, the Nokia 8 features a dual-camera setup on back with two 13-megapixel f2.0 sensors, one colour and other mono. HMD Global has also packed a 13-megapixel f2.0 selfie camera in the phone. According to the company, it has included a Dual-Sight mode in the smartphone, which uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously to capture a ‘Bothie’. Yes, Bothie is the name given by HMD Global to images or videos captured using Dual-Sight mode.

The Nokia 8 currently runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but will be receiving the Android Oreo update before the end of 2017. Given HMD Global’s track record with the Android updates so far, I am pretty certain the Oreo update will arrive sooner rather than later.

Update: HMD Global has released the Android 8.0 update for Nokia 8.

There are plenty more goodies in the Nokia 8, which you can check them out in the full specs list below.

Nokia 8 full specifications

  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and microSD card slot with support upto 256GB
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 5.3-inch IPS screen with  2560x1440p resolution, and Gorilla Glass 5
  • 3090 mAh non-removable battery
  • 4G VoLTE support, dual-SIM support, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • 13MP dual rear cameras with colour and mono sensors, 13MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor, IP54 splash proof
  • Dimensions: 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm


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