HMD Global Oy already launched the Nokia 8 in some parts of the world but for the Philippines, the company’s latest and its first true flagship device just hit the streams on Friday, September 28.
The new Nokia 8 comes with flagship grade specs in a familiar, too familiar that it looks too generic for that matter design. It the company’s first and if one would complain about the design, blame it users that responded on the surveys that let Nokia chose such design. You won’t see that trendy bezel less front here and it only got a 5.3-inch display. But keep in mind though that the Nokia 8’s display packs a QHD resolution at 2560 x 1440 and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
What really made the Nokia 8 special is what lies beneath. It ticks on a Snapdragon 835 chipset which is the current standard for flagship devices and Adreno 540 GPU, you’ll also get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
The Nokia 8 is also the company’s first device to be equipped with dual camera module. Situated at the back, the two main cameras are of a 13 Megapixel sensor with Zeiss lenses. On the front, there’s also a single 13 Megapixel camera and with Zeiss optics as well. Completing the multimedia experience, a Nokia OZO Audio driver is equipped to the Nokia 8 to deliver superb audio recording and output.
Finally, the Nokia 8 comes with a fingerprint sensor on the front and has an IP54 certification for Water splashes and dust resistance. The handset runs on a 3090 mAh embedded battery and is driven by an almost vanilla version of Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box.
The Nokia 8 is now available in retail stores and outlets nationwide for 29,990Php. The price is lower actually that initially unveiled by HMD Global in Europe. With all these features and the price, it gives other contender a stun with their jack up prices given the same features and benefits overall.