With a great hype and anticipation of the Nokia best flagship of 2017, Nokia Malaysia has finally unveiled their finest smartphone with a dual rear camera from ZEISS – the Nokia 8. The smartphone and the brand itself has build up thousands of hype across the globe when the brand is relived, and this time, the Nokia 8 shares the identical spec with the international variant but only priced at RM2299, making it one of the best value premium smartphone to date.
Nokia 8 specifications：
- 5.3 inches 2K IPS LCD display
- Snapdragon 835 processor
- 4GB RAM+64GB ROM
- 13MP front facing camera/ F2.0 aperture
- 13MP Dual rear camera by ZEISS/OIS / F2.0 aperture
- 3090mAh battery with QC3.0
- Fingerprint scanner
- Support Nokia OZO spatical 360° audio
- Android 7.1.1
- 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm
- Available in glossy bronze, glossy blue, matte blue and matte silver
The Nokia 8 offers a unibody metal design inherited from the Nokia 5. It offers certain features that current flagships offers today, such as the 2.5D front display panel. Unfortunately, the Nokia 5 is only IP54 water resistant certified, thus not able to compete with other water resistant smartphones from Sony and Samsung.
However, it doesn’t seems so bad when it comes to the display. The Nokia 5 offers a 5.3 inches WQHD (2K) display at 554ppi and it is strengthened with Gorilla Glass 5 from Corning, making it durable from metal scratches. Its display can lit up to 700 nits, a brightness which makes the display panel visible even under bright sun.
Nokia 8’s display also offers a similar & unremarkable feature as the Always-on Display where Nokia named it as Glance Screen. The Glance Screen display information on the time, date, missed calls & emails and Nokia has a plan to integrate support for social apps notifications.
As the international Nokia 8 comes with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM variant, the Malaysian Nokia 8 model does only comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage. Nonetheless, the Snapdragon 835 gives hassle-free user experience and decent performance for those who seek power form the Nokia 8. It also comes preloaded with Android 7.1.1 and expected for Android 8 upgrade soon.
With their recent collaboration with ZEISS, the Nokia 8 is the world first smartphone with ZEISS dual rear camera set up. It is composed of 13MP monochromatic lens and colour lens and pictures taken were combined to form a stunningly vivid and clear image.
On the other hand, Nokia also brings their new OZO Audio technology into their best Android smartphone. The OZO Audio offers immersive surround rich audio recording with the 3 in built microphones in your 4K video recording with the Nokia 8.
With selfie making the primary use of the front facing camera of most smartphone today, Nokia is bringing in a revolution in how we take pictures. The Nokia new image mode called “Bothie” offers your audience a look on your environment from rear camera and express yourself with the selfie camera.
Lastly, the Nokia 8 will be priced at RM2299 and available at all authorized Nokia retail store nationwide.