HMD Global is gearing up to launch Nokia 8 in India on September 26, Nokia 8 is company’s first flagship smartphone, and it was launched globally in August.With the launch happening on September 26, sales for the Nokia 8 are expected to begin sometime in the second week of October. As part of the company’s online and offline strategy, the Nokia 8 could be sold offline. HMD Global’s launch date and sale timeframe for the Nokia 8 is said to be decided upon keeping the festive season in mind. The company plans to launch the Nokia 8 just before Diwali to capture the mass market.
The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS 2K resolution display with 700nits of brightness, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.
For photography, the Nokia 8 sports Carl ZEISS-powered dual cameras at the rear. The dual-camera setup includes a pair of 13-megapixel sensors – one clicking photos in RGB, and the other in monochrome.Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Its connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack
The Nokia 8 also features a fingerprint sensor, the IP54 rating for protection against accidental splashes of water, and three microphones for audio recording. On the software front, it runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Nokia 8 has already received Android 8.0 Oreo beta, with the stable version expected to release soon.