First look: Nokia 8
Nokia unveils its latest handset. MARIE BLACK reports
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.
It’s due to go on sale in September.
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.
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 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.
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.
• 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