Ever since the global launch of Nokia 8 in August 2017, Pakistani customers were anxiously waiting for the arrival of the HMD Global’s first flagship device and finally, the company unveiled Nokia 8 in Pakistan yesterday. The event took place in Karachi where the company tried to differentiate itself from the launch of other smartphone devices this year by making it a fun event instead of a glamorous one.
The smartphone is a high-end phone designed with content creators in mind. It brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as an aluminium unibody design, Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.
Nokia 8 offers fans a pure and secure version of Android 8.0 Oreo with no skins and no changes in the user interface with additional Nokia-baked features to make content creation and sharing even more fun.
Nokia 8 introduces a Dual-Sight video to be live streamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. No other smartphone maker has such a feature in their portfolio.
With just one touch, this live stream capability gives an immersive experience for those who love to create and share special memories. The cameras have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience. Fans can also enjoy unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hands. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K videos. Cutting-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance. Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumers in mind. This requires it to be as meticulously designed on the inside as it is on the outside. To keep your phone working faster for longer, the design, innovation and engineering teams worked hand-in-hand to deliver the best possible performance and looks.
The result is a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high performing systems across the full length and breadth of the handset. The Nokia 8 runs cooler in even the most demanding situations. Nokia 8 is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.
4.6mm thin at the edge and just 7.3mm slim on average, Nokia 8’s seamless unibody is precision milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and its pure design has been refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing. Select models feature a high-gloss mirror finish that has taken over 20 hours to complete to achieve a flawless look.
Nokia 8 Launch Event
Kamran Khan, Country Head of Pakistan, HMD Global said:
It is exciting to witness how digital technology is changing lives throughout the world. The Nokia 8 promises an innovative and unique experience to further inspire the Pakistan content creator.
Ammar Ahmed, Head of Marketing, Pakistan, HMD Global added:
People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.
Pricing and Availability
Nokia 8 has been made available in Pakistan with a price tag of Rs. 59,900 in four colour options – Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel.
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Oreo update available)|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||Octa-core 4 x2.45 GHz & 4 x1.9 GHz Kryo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Display||5.3″ IPS LCD with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution (554 PPI)|
|Design||Fingerprint scanner, IP 54 certified – dust and splash resistant, Ozo 360 degree Audio|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, LTE|
|Card slot||yes, by up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Secondary Camera||13 MP|
|Battery||3,090 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support|
|Colours||Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, Steel|