Nokia 8 Gains Android Flagship Status With Snapdragon 835 And 5.3-inch QHD Display

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Finnish company HMD Global is firmly entrenched in flagship smartphone territory with the release of its device: the Nokia 8. After the company acquired the rights to Nokia’s feature phone business, we’ve been waiting patiently to see what the company could do with high-end hardware. Luckily, there’s a lot to like.

The most visible feature of the Nokia 8 is of course its display, which in this case measure 5.3 inches with a resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD). Unlike many of the recently introduced flagships that are making the rounds, however, the 7.3mm-inch Nokia 8 has rather large bezels at the top and bottom of the display. The large bezel area also means that the Nokia 8 retains a traditional home button with an integrated fingerprint reader (bezel-less Android smartphones have their fingerprint readers mounted on the rear).

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Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, while 64GB of onboard storage comes standard (which can be expanded with the integrated microSD slot). There’s a decent-sized battery included on the Nokia 8, coming in at 3,090 mAh in capacity with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. When it comes to cameras, you’ll find 13MP sensors on both the front and back of the Nokia 8 with Zeiss optics.

Nokia 8 color variant Tempered Blue Polished

Speaking of the cameras, HMD has included what it calls a “bothie” mode which activates both the front and rear cameras for pictures and videos. It’s still a rather gimmicky feature that could be used by parents looking to capture their own reaction as they capture footage of their kids tearing it up on the gridiron.

The Nokia 8 will be available in Europe next month, priced at $599 euros (just over $700). Unfortunately, there’s no indication of U.S. pricing or availability.