HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia smartphone brand, has launched its long-anticipated Nokia 8 flagship. With a 5.3″ QHD IPS display covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB storage options the Android device comes with high-end specification all-around and has a lot to offer in the camera department as well.
HMD says the rear cameras has been developed in collaboration with Zeiss but has not revealed any further detail. The unit features a 13MP RGB sensor with 1.12µm pixels, F2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization with a secondary 13MP monochrome sensor. As usual with this kind of system, image data from both sensor is combined for more detail, lower noise levels and better dynamic range. However, there is no word of a background-blurring portrait mode like it can be found on most dual-cam equipped devices.
There is also a dual-tone LED-flash and the in video mode the camera is capable of recording footage in 4K resolution. The front camera comes with a 13MP sensor and F2.0 aperture.
An interesting camera feature is the so-called “Bothie” mode which allows you to take pictures or record video with front and rear cameras at the same time. We’ve seen this function before on LG and Samsung phones but Nokia adds the ability to live-stream to Facebook or Youtube in this mode.
All the Nokia 8’s components are wrapped up in an IP54 rated aluminum uni-body which will be available in Gloss Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper. In Europe the Nokia 8 will cost you €599 (approximately $700). No information on availability in the US has been released yet.