Nokia 8

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Nokia 8
Nokia 8-front illuminated PNr°0484.jpg
DeveloperHMD Global
ManufacturerFIH Mobile (Foxconn)
SloganShare both sides of the story[1]
PredecessorNokia Lumia 930
(Nokia Flagship)
SuccessorNokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8.1
RelatedNokia 1
Nokia 2
Nokia 3
Nokia 5
Nokia 6
Nokia 7
Dimensions151.5 mm × 73.7 mm × 7.9 mm (5.96 in × 2.90 in × 0.31 in)
Mass160 g (5.64 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 7.1.1 "Nougat"
Current: 9.0 "Pie" (without Treble)[2]
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz & 4x1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPUAdreno 540
Memory4 or 6 GB RAM
Storage64 or 128 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 256 GB
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3090 mAh
Data inputs
Display5.3 in (13 cm) 2560 x 1440p QHD (554 ppi) 2.5D curved IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 5
Rear camera13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Monochrome) with ZEISS optics, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9° view, PDAF, IR rangefinder, dual-tone flash
Front camera13 MP PDAF, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 78.4° view, display flash
SoundBottom mounted loud speaker, Nokia OZO 360° audio (For Recording Video Only), Dolby Atmos compatible decoding, active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone
Connectivity• 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack
Bluetooth 5.0
• USB 3.1 via USB-C port
OtherNFC, IP54 splash resistance

The Nokia 8 model no. TA-1004 is a flagship Nokia-branded smartphone running the Android operating system.[3] Announced on 16 August 2017 in London, England by HMD Global,[4][5] the phone began sales in Europe in September 2017. Nokia 8 is the first high-end Nokia-branded device since the Nokia Lumia 930 in 2014. An improved version, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, was announced on 25 February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.[6]



The Nokia 8 has a 5.3-inch display and averages 7.3 mm thick and 4.3 mm thick at the edges. It is available in four colors: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel.[7] The device features a full-length graphite-shielded copper cooling pipe for efficient cooling.[8] The phone is not water-resistant, but is IP54 splash-resistant.[9]


The Nokia 8 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, backed by either 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper-coloured models), or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage (Polished Blue). Both are expandable with microSD cards. The QHD display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The device has a USB-C port.

Cameras and multimedia[edit]

The backside of the Nokia 8 with camera

The Nokia 8 is the first Nokia-branded phone to feature a dual-lens camera system. The rear camera module includes a set of two 13 MP sensors, of which one is an RGB sensor, and the other a monochrome sensor. The rear camera is equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS), f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, an IR rangefinder, and a dual-LED flash.[10]

The front and rear cameras' combined standout feature is an advanced dualphotographic image camera (rebranded "Bothie" by Nokia), where the cameras can be used simultaneously by dividing the screen into a split-image setup, a technology Nokia calls Dual-Sight mode.[11] Both the front and main cameras use ZEISS optics.[12]

Video recording can be done in resolutions of 2160p at 30fps (4K) and 1080p at 30fps (FHD), with single-touch live streaming to social networks.[13] The cellphone contains several microphones able to record spatial audio 360° with binaural audio codecs, providing high fidelity playback through OZO Audio technology, which was derived from the Nokia OZO camera. The phone is equipped with a single bottom mounted loudspeaker, so is not fully Dolby Atmos compatible.[14]

It is equipped with Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack.[6] These audio outputs use OZO spatial audio playback to produce high quality 360° surround sound from stereo speakers (or ear buds) and use decoding standards compatible with Dolby Atmos and other earlier surround sound standards.[15]


Like the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, the device ran a near-stock version of Android 7.1.1 "Nougat" on release.[16] One difference is the camera mobile app, so as to cater for the phone's Dual-Sight feature. It also comes with an always-on display, similar to Nokia's previous Glance Screen on the Nokia Lumia series.[17]

On 24 November 2017, HMD started rolling out a partial (excluding the Treble feature for device independent system updates)[2] software upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. The main rollout was phased over two days, however some network operators released the software upgrade in the following weeks.[18]

On 13 February 2018, Nokia released Android 8.1 Oreo for the Nokia 8.[19][20]

On 27 September 2018, it was announced that the Nokia 8's bootloader could be unlocked.[21]

In December 2018, Android 9.0 Pie was made available for the Nokia 8.


The Nokia 8 generally received positive reviews. James Peckam of TechRadar praised the device for its “beautiful design, especially with shiny effect, dual-sensor rear camera with interesting software, and gorgeous QHD display”, while criticising the “lack of unique features, slightly higher price and lack of waterproofing”.[22] Andrew Hoyle of CNET praised the performance and battery, while criticising the “lack of some cutting-edge features for a high-end phone in 2017, like waterproofing and a slim, standout design”.[23] Rehan Hooda of Firstpost praised the software, display and performance, while criticising the camera.[24]


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  16. ^ Walton, Mark (16 August 2017). "Nokia 8: An all-aluminium flagship with same-day Android security updates". Ars Technica. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  17. ^ Hall, Chris (16 August 2017). "Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?". Pocket-lint. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  18. ^ Nayan (24 November 2017). "Android Oreo update for Nokia 8 now available. Update Schedule & changelog". Nokiapoweruser. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  19. ^ El Khoury, Rita (13 February 2018). "Android 8.1 officially rolls out to the Nokia 8". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  20. ^ Sarvikas, Juho (13 February 2018). "Juho Sarvikas on Twitter: "We are rolling out #AndroidOreo 8.1 on #Nokia8 ! Get the sweetest Android to date #Nokia8 #Nokiamobile… "". Twitter. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  21. ^ Sarvikas, Juho (27 September 2018). "Juho Sarvikas on Twitter: "To the passionate developer and modding community out there, we have news to share! You can now unlock the bootloader of your #Nokia8… "". Twitter. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  22. ^ January 2018, James Peckham 29. "Nokia 8 review". TechRadar India. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  23. ^ Hoyle, Andrew. "The Nokia 8 is fine. And that's its biggest problem". CNET. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  24. ^ "Nokia 8 Review: HMD Global has produced a device that can carry the Nokia legacy, but camera needs a lot of work- Tech Reviews, Firstpost". Tech2. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2020-05-18.

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