Nokia 8 was announced nearly two weeks back and today HMD Global launched the Nokia's latest flagship Android smartphone Nokia 8 in Middle East an event in Dubai.

Nokia 8 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. HMD Global promises monthly Android security update for the device and Nokia 8 will also receive the upcoming Android Oreo update as well.

Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, full aluminium unibody design, fingerprint sensor, barometer sensor and a 3,010 mAh battery with Qualcomm's fast charging technology.

Nokia 8 : Hardware Specs, Features, Prices and Availability

On the imaging side, there is 13-megapixel dual camera setup on the back of the device that comes with ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization. One of them is RGB sensor and the second one is a monochrome sensor for dedicated black and white photography. On the front side, there is a 13MP camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and wide angle lens. Both rear and front cameras are capable of recording 4K videos.

Nokia 8 camera comes with a new Dual-Sight technology, called as Bothie by Nokia Mobile, that uses both front and back cameras at the same time splitting the screen in two showing images and videos from both cameras together.

With the help of three microphones, Nokia OZO spatial 360-degree audio is created in Nokia 8. It captures the sound in great quality with lots of details and playback on the compatible devices and platforms like Nokia 8, YouTube etc. Nokia 8 camera also let user broadcast live directly to Facebook and YouTube right from the camera app.

The complete list of all hardware specs and features of Nokia 8 are given below.

Nokia 8 : Hardware Specs and Features

- Optional Dual SIM (Uses Memory Card Slot as SIM 2 Slot)

- 4G LTE Cat16 with 1024 Mbps Download and 150 Mbps Upload Capability

- 5.3-inch LCD Screen with 1440 x 2960 pixels Resolution and 554 PPI

- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection

- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (Quad-core 2.45 GHz Kryo and Quad-core 1.9 GHz Kryo) Processor

- Adreno 540

- 64 Internal Storage

- 4 GB of RAM

- Supports microSD Card up to 256 GB

- 13MP Dual Rear Camera (Monochrome + RGB) ) with ZEISS optics, 1.12um Pixel Size, f/2.0 Aperture Dual-LED Dual Tone Flash, Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus, IR Range Finder, Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama

- 4K Video Recording from both Rear and Front Cameras

- 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 3D Audio Recording

- 13 MP Front-facing Camera with Phase Detection Autofocus, 1.12um Pixel Size, f/2.0 Aperture

- Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, Upgradable to Android Oreo

- IP54 Splash Resistant Certification

- 3.5mm Headphone Jack

- Three microphones for Nokia OZO 360° Spatial Surround Sound Recording

- 24-bit/192kHz Audio Output

- 3090 mAh Non-removable Lithium-ion Battery

- Fast Battery Charging with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

- USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector

- Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct

- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE



- Fingerprint, Barometer, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro and Magnetic Compass Sensors

- 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm Dimensions

- 160 g

Nokia 8 will be available in four color options - Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel and Polished Copper. The price of Nokia 8 is 1,699 SAR/AED in Saudi Arabia and UAE. Nokia 8 will be available to consumers from 21st September in UAE and 24th September in KSA. Other Middle Eastern countries will receive the device by the end of October.