HMD Global has launched its first flagship high-end phone, the Nokia 8, in South Africa recently. The phone, which sports vanilla Android (7.1 Nougat with 8.0 Oreo to follow soon), will retail for an aggressively priced recommended R9 499.
The Nokia 8 is perfect for users who enjoy being connected real time with the world around, the smartphone is a high performance device designed with content creators in mind.
Be less Selfie, be more Bothie
Nokia 8 storage compared to an i-Phone
It has 64GB of flash storage plus a further 4GB of ram. Comparing this to the 32GB that comes automatically with an i-Phone, it seems like Nokia have built an Android with practical storage limits.
The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to livestream 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. With just one touch, this world-first livestream capability gives more immersive experiences for those who love to create and share special memories.
The Nokia 8 brings world-firsts to Android smartphones!
There are two sides to every story and the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 8, with support from the Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 ISP, is designed to help you create and share the full picture. The front and rear-facing cameras on the Nokia 8 have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience.
Content creators can natively broadcast their unique #Bothie stories to social media through the Dual-Sight functionality located within the camera app. Fans can also enjoy unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture and sharing experiences.
Don’t be limited in terms of capturing your silliest or most beautiful moments, try the new Nokia 8 and ‘bothie craze’ !
Justin Maier, Vice President of HMD Global: Sub Sahara Africa, said: “We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media. 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.”
Features and qualities
It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Now, that’s an huge amount of power and makes this phone an incredibly quick Android. With great power, comes great cooling technology – copper pipes are used to stop it overheating.
The 13-megapixel camera has two rear-facing lenses and a front-facing one. Nokia also say it comes with an ‘exceptionally long’ battery life and automatic connection to all Google apps.
The Nokia 8’s camera
This is what the company are calling their ‘revolutionary’ feature: The dual-sight photo and video function is the first major mobile phone that displays images from both the front and rear cameras on screen at the same time:
The Nokia 8 is available for R449/month on a 24-month Vodacom contract, the UChoose Flexi 150, HMD Global said. The phone will be available on MTN and Cell C from 1 November.