Top-of-the-line Nokia 8 smartphone officially arrives in PH

HMD, a Finnish company affiliated which now owns the Nokia smartphone brand, officially landed their flagship smartphone Nokia 8 in the Philippines.

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“The Philippines has always been a strong market for Nokia. Filipinos, particularly those in the provinces, have a strong affinity for Nokia phones, which have always delivered on quality, reliability and innovation. We want to continue broadening and deepening our reach here, especially in untapped provinces that need high-quality mobile communication technologies,” said Shannon Mead, HMD Global country manager for the Philippines.

The Nokia 8 features Dual-Sight camera, allowing users to capture or livestream moments in both first- and second-person perspective. Its 13-megapixel front and rear cameras are co-developed with Zeiss, which can run simultaneously and show images in split-screen mode.

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“This marks the coming of Nokia on Android, which is clearly the dominant OS with its 94-percent share of the global market. Nokia phones are future-proof to support new Android OS versions, making it even easier for users to optimize the phone’s features and functions,” Mead said.

The handset uses Ozo audio to deliver immersive 360-degree spatial surround sound to complement 4K videos that the Nokia 8 can project.

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It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on a unibody design with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe for better heat dissipation. The Nokia 8 runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and comes in single- and dual-SIM variants.

“Nokia’s latest innovation reflects its commitment to connect people with technology that breaks new ground while reinforcing old foundations. The Nokia 8 combines premium design and powerful performance to enable smartphone users to create and share experiences in many new ways. We are excited about the positive feedback about Nokia smartphones and look forward to engaging the country’s robust mobile phone market even more in the coming days,” said Mead.

Along with unveiling of the flagship smartphone, HMD also re-introduced the Nokia 3, which comes in a precision-machine aluminum frame featuring a 5-inch Gorilla Glass HD screen and 8-megapixel cameras. It is supported by a 16GB internal storage.

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The Nokia 5, on the other hand, has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage expandable to 128GB. It sports a 13-megapixel camera with dual-tone flash and a 5.2-inch HD screen.

An octa-core smartphone, the Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full-HD in-cell hybrid display with a wide viewing angle and wide color reproduction. It has a 16-megapixel main and an 8-megapixel front cameras, and is backed up by a 32GB internal storage capacity.

Nokia 8 units come in both steel and polished blue while the Nokia 3, 5 and 6, offer a wider range of color selections. The Nokia 8 retails at P29,990 while the Nokia 6 is available for P11,990. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are priced at P6,990 and P9,990.