Nokia 8

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Nokia 8
Nokia 8 - Tempered Blue.jpg
Brand Nokia
Developer HMD Global
Manufacturer FIH Mobile (Foxconn)
Slogan Share both sides of the story[1]
Predecessor Microsoft Lumia 950
Successor Nokia 8 Sirocco
Related Nokia 2
Nokia 3
Nokia 5
Nokia 6
Nokia 7
Type Smartphone
Dimensions 151.5 mm × 73.7 mm × 7.9 mm (5.96 in × 2.90 in × 0.31 in)
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)
Operating system Android 7.1.1 "Nougat", upgradable to 8.1 "Oreo"[2] (without Treble)[3]
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz & 4x1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 4 or 6 GB RAM
Storage 64 or 128 GB
Removable storage microSD, up to 256 GB
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3090 mAh
Data inputs
Display 5.3 in (13 cm) 2560 x 1440p QHD (554 ppi) 2.5D curved IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 5
Rear camera 13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) with ZEISS optics, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9° view, PDAF, IR rangefinder, dual-tone flash
Front camera 13 MP PDAF, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 78.4° view, display flash
Sound rear mounted loud speaker, Nokia OZO 360° audio, 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
Other NFC, IP54 splash resistance
Website nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-8

The Nokia 8 is a high-end Nokia-branded smartphone running the Android operating system.[4] Announced on 16 August 2017 in London, England by HMD Global,[5][6] the phone began sales in Europe in September 2017. Nokia 8 is the first high-end Nokia-branded device since 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.[7]

Specifications[edit]

Design[edit]

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.[8] The device features a full-length graphite-shielded copper cooling pipe that is designed to pull the heat away from the Snapdragon 835 chip and dissipate it across the full length and breadth of the smartphone.[9] The phone is not water-resistant, but is IP54 splash-resistant.[10]

Hardware[edit]

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 includes the USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port for charging and data transfer (up to 5 Gbit/s).[citation needed]

Cameras and multimedia[edit]

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.[11]

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.[12] Both the front and main cameras use ZEISS optics.[13]

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.[14] 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 rear mounted loudspeaker, so is not fully Dolby Atmos compatible.[15]

It is equipped with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and Bluetooth. These audio outputs use the OZO spatial audio playback to produce high quality 360° surround sound from two speakers(or ear buds) and use decoding standards compatible with Dolby Atmos and other earlier surround sound standards.[16]

Software[edit]

Like the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, it ran a near-stock version of Android 7.1.1 "Nougat" on release.[17] 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.[18]

On 24 November 2017, HMD started rolling out a partial (it will not include the Treble feature for device independent system updates)[3] software upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. The main rollout was phased over two days, however some network operators will release the software upgrade in the following weeks.[19]

On 13 February 2018, Nokia released Android 8.1 Oreo for the Nokia 8.[2][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nokia 8". Nokia. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ a b El Khoury, Rita (6 December 2017). "Nokia 8 won't get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why - Slashgear". Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Nokia 8 specifications". gsmarena.com. 
  5. ^ "Nokia 8 appears on official website". gsmarena.com. 
  6. ^ "Nokia 8 website leak". cnet.com. 
  7. ^ "The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a curved glass Android flagship with no headphone jack". theverge.com. 
  8. ^ "Nokia 8: It has 5 cool features but it's also missing 5 key things". India Today. 
  9. ^ "Nokia 8: Just a flagship phone that bypasses substance for gimmicks?". Livemint. 
  10. ^ "Nokia 8 specs - a full flagship in every way that matters". Android Authority. 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  11. ^ "Nokia 8 price, specifications, features". GSM Arena. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "What is Bothie? Nokia 8 will replace selfie with bothie". Zero Hacks. 
  13. ^ "Nokia 8 announced: its dual camera boasts Zeiss lens and OZO audio". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  14. ^ "Nokia 8 cameras". NDTV. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Nokia 8 - Key features". Tech Radar. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship - Pocket-lint". www.pocket-lint.com. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  17. ^ Walton, Mark (16 August 2017). "Nokia 8: An all-aluminium flagship with same-day Android security updates". Ars Technica. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  18. ^ Hall, Chris (16 August 2017). "Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?". Pocket-lint. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  19. ^ Nayan (24 November 2017). "Android Oreo update for Nokia 8 now available. Update Schedule & changelog". Nokiapoweruser. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  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. 

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