Nokia 8, the flagship smartphone of HMD Global at the moment, has received a steep Rs. 8,000 price cut in India. The Nokia 8 price in India at the time of its launch in last October was Rs. 36,999, but has now dropped to Rs. 28,999. This move comes just weeks before a slew of Nokia phones, including the Nokia 8 (2018) model, is expected to make an appearance at the company's event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. Along with the Nokia 8, the affordable Nokia 5 3GB RAM variant has received a price cut as well, going down from Rs. 13,499 to Rs. 12,499.
The Nokia 8, on the other hand, is so far the company's flagship offering. The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 originally came with Android 7.1 Nougat but received Android 8.0 Oreo recently. It has a 5.3-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The handset also has an IP54-rated build that is splash-resistant. Plus, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
On the part of imaging, the Nokia 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes two 13-megapixel image sensors - one as an RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), while the other one has a monochrome sensor. Both sensors have an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens and accompanied with a dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder. The front of the Nokia 8 sports a 13-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. All three cameras come with Carl Zeiss optics. Also, the smartphone comes preloaded with a 'bothie' feature that allows users to capture photos or videos using the front and rear camera setups simultaneously. There is additionally OZO Audio tech on board for spatial 360-degree audio recording that uses three built-in microphones.
The Nokia 8 comes with 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The flagship Nokia handset also has onboard sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It also has a 3090mAh battery and measures 151.5x73.7x7.9mm.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is upgradable to Android Oreo. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS LCD panel with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Further, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF lens and dual-tone flash. Onthe front, it has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field-of-view lens. The smartphone has 16GB internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 5 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. Besides, the smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery.