Nokia 8 India release to happen during Diwali, to cost around Rs. 45,000

Nokia 8 will be priced high as it is a premium smartphone.

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On Wednesday, HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 8, the highly anticipated flagship smartphone with interesting features. Today, there is interesting information regarding when this smartphone will be made available in India.

Nokia 8 India release to happen during Diwali

Going by an IANS report, the Nokia 8 will be released in India during Diwali. The smartphone was launched in four colors - polished copper, polished blue, tempered blue and steel and is priced at 599 euros, which translates to Rs. 45,000 in India. The global release of the Nokia 8 will debut in September, claimed the company while launching the device and the India release appears to be slated for October around the festive season.

Nokia 8 boasts an unibody design and is crafted using a single block of 6000 series aluminum. On the specs front, the flagship smartphone from HMD arrives with a 5.3-inch QHD 1440p display with the Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The hardware aspects comprise of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space that can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. Running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, the Nokia 8 has connectivity features such as 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and dual SIM support in select markets. A 3090mAh battery powers the smartphone with support for Quick Charge 3.0.

On the imaging front, the Nokia 8 boasts of a 13MP dual-lens rear camera setup (RGB+monochrome) with Carl Zeiss branding. This camera module has f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. There is a 13MP selfie camera as well on board with display flash, f/2.0 aperture and PDAF.

Leaving the specifications apart, the Nokia 8 seems to have features such as Dual-Sight that uses both the front and rear cameras at the same time to click a snap, Nokia OZO Audio, Liquid Cooling that will keep the smartphone cool preventing overheating, and IP54 rating to make it splash proof.

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