March 21 2018

New Nokia 8 phone marks surging demand for video-streaming

March 21 2018, 12:38 | Jodi Jackson

New Nokia 8 phone marks surging demand for video-streaming

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There is even a mention of a partnership between Nokia and Google under which the Nokia 8 might be one of the first devices to get the Android O OS.

Leaked photos have appeared showing the Nokia 8 up and running - and not only is it running Android but it also shows benchmarking results on the display. Nokia 8 features top of line Snapdragon 835 which is Qualcomm's flagship chipset that's commercially available.

According to new details the Nokia 8 will have an RRP of around €520. However, the risk seems to payed off since every smartphone that HMD Global launched under the Nokia brand has been successful.

The Nokia 8's projected September release pits it directly against both Samsung - which will release its flagship Note 8 phablet later this month - and Apple, which is expected to release a slew of updated iPhones in the autumn. Apart from this, they've also developed a "Dual Sight" feature, which allows the users to stream full HD live videos to the Facebook and YouTube directly from the Camera App. Two rear cameras and a front selfie camera.

Nokia 8 runs Android 7.1.1.

New Nokia 8 phone marks surging demand for video-streaming
New Nokia 8 phone marks surging demand for video-streaming

Nokia 8 has a sturdy unibody build which is carved out of 6000-series aluminium. The camera setup in the Nokia 8 will benefit from this association. The Carl Zeiss technology has always given the Nokia brand an advantage in field of cameras. But if Nokia's always been your brand and you've only recently had to give up on it and take up a Galaxy or Pixel, the Nokia 8 could be the flawless replacement for you.

Nokia says the "Gloss Blue" variant will have 6GB of RAM with all other variants coming with 4GB of RAM; they list the colors available and we only see Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper listed. Certainly not. Nokia 8 is the world's first smartphone to offer Dual-Sight bothie camera capabilities. We obviously know now which option prevailed, since the Nokia 8 became official yesterday. Both phones pack flagship processors - the Nokia 8 opting for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and the Galaxy S8 for Samsung's homegrown Exynos 8995, and both pack an equal amount of RAM and built-in storage.

The company's chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas said that the new phone was designed with social media sharing in mind. The total storage capacity can be expanded using a microSD card. Like many other high-end phones, HMD Global went for a USB Type-C port for charging and PC connectivity purposes, but the company kept the 3.5mm audio jack. One shooter has an aperture of F2.0 with OIS while the other one has a monochrome sensor.

Previously we heard that Nokia / HMD had struck up a new deal will Zeiss optics and that comes into play here too.

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