Finnish company, HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 8 Android in South Africa. The new Nokia 8 was released on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Johannesburg.
While unveiling the phone, HMD Global announced that the newest flagship device will be available exclusively from Vodacom at the recommended retail price of R9 499.
In addition, the company said the device will also be available on contract, with a Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 priced at R449 per month for 24 months. No deadline was given.
In his speech, the Vice President of HMD Global Sub Sahara Africa, Justin Maier, said the new device was designed out of inspiration.
“We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media.”
“People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.”
The phone boasts of three world first features on Android smartphones, which includes a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics, a dual-sight camera, and Nokia OZO Audio.
Nokia 8 also sports 64GB of flash storage, two rear-facing cameras using Carl Zeiss optics and a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter
The handset is beautified in 4 different colours which include Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel.
Nokia 8 Features
- Available in single SIM and dual SIM variants.
- OS: Android Nougat 7.1.1
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform.
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB internal memory with an 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: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, Headphone jack.
- Battery: Integrated 3090 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible.
- Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm).
- Network: LTE Cat. 9 3CA
Meanwhile, Nokia camp reported that Vodacom would be giving a free Nokia 3310 to the first 35 customers who purchase the Nokia 8.