Mark Walton

SPECS AT A GLANCE: NOKIA 8

SCREEN
5.3-inch 2560×1440 IPS

OS
Android 7.1.1

CPU
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, up to 2.45GHz

RAM
4GB

GPU
Adreno 540

STORAGE
64GB (expandable with microSD card)

NETWORKING
802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC

BANDS
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41

PORTS
1x USB 3.1 Type-C

CAMERA
Rear: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR, Zeiss optics.
Front: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash

SIZE
151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm)

WEIGHT
160g

BATTERY
3090 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0

STARTING PRICE
€600 (~£550/$570)

OTHER PERKS
Splashproof IP54, fingerprint sensor, Dual-Sight streaming, Ozo Audio

Just when you thought we were done with so-called Android “flagship” phones for the year—what with the likes of the HTC U 11, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and Samsung Galaxy S8 already on the market—along comes Nokia with another.
The Nokia 8, just like every other flagship Android phone, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
It has a QHD screen, 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage, and the obligatory dual-camera setup, complete with branded optics from long-term partner Zeiss. Priced at €600 (UK price TBC, but probably £550) and due for release in September worldwide (except the US), the Nokia 8 is about as exciting as its generic aluminium body and by-the-numbers spec sheet suggests—but perhaps that’s the point.
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