Nokia 8: Three firsts in one precision designed flagship

Nokia 8 Launching event

First new generation Nokia smartphone to feature ZEISS optics

Tell both sides of the story with real-time live streaming using Dual-Sight mode

Introducing Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio

EMI (Lebanon, Jordan. Baghdad, Erbil) 18 October 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has launched the Nokia 8 in the EMI Region. Nokia 8 is a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, 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 the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.

Per Ekman, Vice President Middle East & North Africa, HMD Global, said: “Visual-led social media platforms are growing rapidly in the region and it is no secret that many of these social media experiences are coming to life through mobile. With the Nokia 8, we are delighted to introduce technologies that go hand in hand with the EMI consumer’s insatiable appetite for content creation and sharing, to bring genuine value to this new digital era.”

Be less Selfie, be more Bothie: The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed 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.

Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.

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. The phone features Qualcomm’s powerful SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform and paired with the pure, secure and up to date Android experience ensures outstanding performance.

Be less Selfie, be more #Bothie

There are two sides to every story and the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 8 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[i] photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

Patrick Harb, General Manager, Eastern Mediterranean, at HMD Global, said: “It is exciting to witness how digital technology is changing lives throughout the EMI region. We are seeing a new generation of creators who are forging their own paths in the world, on their own terms, and according to their unique outlooks. Our aim is to enable the sharing of their enriching experiences and, ultimately, to unite people and bring them closer. The Nokia 8 promises an innovative and unique experience to further inspire the EMI content creator.”

A new dimension of sound with OZO Audio

Featuring OZO Audio, Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.

Innovation and precision engineering

Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance.

The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture and sharing experiences. This requires it to be as meticulously designed on the inside as it is on the outside. To keep your phone working harder for longer, the design, innovation and engineering teams worked hand-in-hand to deliver. The result is a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high performing system 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 ChargeTM 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner. 

Always pure Android

Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. With monthly security updates, the Nokia 8 is safe and up-to-date. Your device is secured with biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making Nokia 8 a versatile companion whatever your needs.

Accessories 

HMD Global offer a range of accessories perfectly tailored to suit the active lifestyle of any Nokia 8 owner. The Nokia 8 works beautifully with the Nokia Active Wireless Headset – a lightweight, water, sweat, and dust proof premium headset. Carved from aluminium for the perfect match, this headset features a beautiful diamond cut design. The full portfolio of accessories for Nokia phones includes a range of headsets, portable speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.

Availability

Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available in the EMI Region (Lebanon, Jordan. Baghdad, Erbil) on November 1st, 2017. 

Technical specifications for Nokia 8[ii]

  • Networks:
    • 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
  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
  • Available in single SIM and dual SIM variants
  • OS: Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
    • MSM8998 (4* 2.45GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ + 4* 1.8GHz Kryo)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB[iii] internal memory with external MicroSD card slot (support up to 256 GB)
  • Form factor: Splashproof IP54 touch monoblock with capacitive system keys
  • Display: 5.3” IPS LCD QHD 2560 x 1440, 700nts screen brightness, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
  • Camera with ZEISS optics:
    • Primary camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
    • Front facing camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
  • Connectivity & Sensors: Type C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), 3.5mm headphone jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+
  • Battery: Integrated 3090 mAh battery[iv] with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 compatible (18W, 5V/2.5A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Audio: MP3,M4A, AAC,OGG,WAV,AMR,AWB(AMR-WB),FLAC,MIDI(MID,MIDI,XMF, MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA)
  • Video: MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, MKV, WEBM
  • Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm)
  • Weight: 160g

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.

Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. OZO is a trademark of Nokia Technologies Oy. Android, Google and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. ZEISS and the ZEISS logo are registered trademarks of Carl Zeiss AG used under license of Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH.

[i] For images under 16MP (as they are on Nokia 8)

[ii] All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice.

[iii] Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant part of memory space.

[iv] Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.

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