First look: Nokia 8

Nokia un­veils its lat­est hand­set. MARIE BLACK re­ports

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Nokia has con­firmed its Nokia 8, pitched squarely at con­tent cre­ators with 360-de­gree spa­tial Ozo Au­dio record­ing, three pre­mium Carl Zeiss cam­eras, and a new ‘Bothie’ pho­tog­ra­phy mode that lets you cap­ture the en­tire pic­ture from both the front and rear cam­eras.

Re­lease date

It’s due to go on sale in Septem­ber.

Price

The Fin­nish firm has so far only con­firmed the Europe pric­ing, which will be €599. We’d ex­pect to pay around £549 in the UK.

New fea­tures Carl Zeiss cam­eras

Front and rear cam­eras are Carl Zeiss branded, with a dual 13Mp cam­era at the rear that has one colour lens and one mono. There’s also a 13Mp selfie cam­era on the front, and all three have an f/2.0 aper­ture.

Dual-Sight

Nokia talks about ‘Bothie’ pho­tos, which are cre­ated by com­bin­ing snaps from the front and rear cam­eras to get the whole pic­ture. Mean­while Dual-Sight al­lows you to stream pho­tos and video over live ser­vices.

Ozo Au­dio

Ozo Au­dio cap­tures 360-de­gree au­dio thanks to three mics and the com­pany’s own acous­tic al­go­rithms. This sound can then be en­joyed in high-fidelity even on de­vices that don’t sup­port Ozo.

Op­er­at­ing sys­tem

Nokia of­fers a vir­tu­ally pure An­droid ex­pe­ri­ence. While the phone cur­rently runs An­droid Nougat, it will be one of the first to re­ceive An­droid O.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

• 5.3in Quad-HD (2560x1440 pix­els) IPS dis­play with 700 nits bright­ness and Go­rilla Glass 5 • An­droid 7.1.1 Nougat • Qual­comm Snap­dragon 835 pro­ces­sor • 4GB RAM • 64GB stor­age plus mi­croSD sup­port up to 256GB • Dual 13Mp rear cam­eras (one colour, one mono), f/2.0, 1.12μm, OIS, Laser aut­o­fo­cus, dual-LED flash • 13Mp selfie cam­era, f/2.0 • IP54 splash­proof • 3,090mAh bat­tery with Quick Charge • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi • Blue­tooth 5.0 • NFC • Fin­ger­print scan­ner • USB-C • 3.5mm head­phone jack • 151.5x73.7x7.9 mm • 160g • Avail­able in Pol­ished Blue, Pol­ished Cop­per,

Tem­pered Blue and Steel

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