Nokia 8 could be the first smartphone to offer Android O

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Nokia 8 to be launched today –Features, price and all you need to know

The Nokia 8 will also add another option for those who prefer stock Android in the flagship arena. The phone has been spotted in live image leaks, in certifications and various other listings. It features a slim, all-metal build. The smartphone measures 7.3mm in thickness on an average. An audio jack is also present, by the way. The Ozo, for those not in the know, is Nokia's (that's OG Nokia, not HMD) take on a 360-degree camera for creating VR content but HMD is bringing its audio feature with this mobile. A 3.5mm audio socket is placed on the very top edge of the smartphone, while the speaker grilles, mic are all housed at the very bottom edge of the device. Two capacitive keys are present on either side.

Both phones here offer up to 4K video capture, as well as slow-mo and timelapse modes. Even the dual camera system on the device is an interesting one as it doesn't use the widely adopted wide angle lens and telephoto lens combination. We have gathered all the information, such as price, specification, a feature that has come about this smartphone. We take an early look and see how the phones rack up.

After securing rights to sell Nokia branded phones, HMD Global tested the market with budget devices such as Nokia 3, 5 and 6.

HMD Global has released three smartphones and five feature phones in its young life to date.

Nokia's gen-next smartphone offers the users with a 5.3 inched QHD IPS LCD display, which comes out with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The display is particularly bright with 700Nits of maximum brightness and comes with Nokia's trademark Glance Screen. Moreover the phone comes with the IP54 certification, meaning it is splash proof.

HMD Global is clear that it is not playing the specifications war, even though this phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is the latest from the chipset maker. There is just one variant - with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, though the phone will release in single SIM and hybrid dual SIM options, depending upon the markets. There's a microSD card slot for additional expansion and it also features what the company is calling Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio. It can be expanded up to 256GB.

The company informed that Nokia 8 will be one of the first devices to receive Android O update but will initially launch with Android 7.1.1 out of the box.

Nokia The front and back of the new Nokia 8 handset. When Nokia was still manufacture its own smartphones, many of its high-end Lumia phones came with Carl Zeiss lenses. You should be able to get a fine tuned photo thanks to Zeiss collaboration with the 13MP dual rear facing camera, one for color & OIS and the other for mono, with a 13MP front facing camera. Together, the two cameras create an image which recreates colors nearly as good as the human eye sees it. There's also Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, and a fingerprint resistant coating at the back.

The Nokia 8 is set to go on sale starting early September across Europe. However, the final price might differ based on various taxes and other charges which vary from region to region.

Four colours will be available: polished blue, tempered blue, polished copper and steel.

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