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Nokia launches flagship Nokia 8 smartphone in India for around $565

Nokia has launched its flagship Nokia 8 smartphone in India. The phone is priced at INR 36,999 and will be available offline across major retail outlets and online exclusively on Amazon starting October 14.

The Nokia 8 is the first high-end premium smartphone from the brand since it resurfaced last year and it comes packed to the gills with features and an impressive spec sheet. For starters, it has a 5.3-inch 2560×1440 resolution IPS LCD with curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is built into an 6000 series aluminum unibody design with a polished, high-gloss surface on some of the colors.

The Nokia 8 is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of LPDDR4X memory and 64GB UFS 2.1 storage with microSD support.

The phone has a dual camera system on the back comprising a 13 megapixel color sensor with OIS and a 13 megapixel monochrome sensor that work together to create sharper, cleaner images even in low light. There is also a 13 megapixel f2.0 front camera with PDAF. Nokia has a feature called Dual Sight mode that lets you use both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for taking pictures and even video. The phone can also record 4K video with the rear camera with Nokia OZO branded 360 degree spatial audio.

The Nokia 8 ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a promised update to Oreo and quick subsequent updates. Lastly, it is powered by a 3090mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.

The Nokia 8 will be available in three colors at launch, Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, and Steel with Polished Copper coming in few weeks later. As the names suggest, the Polished Blue and Polished Copper are the two colors with high gloss finish while the rest have a matte finish.