Nokia 8 News: Release Date, UK Price, Features & Specs


Nokia has confirmed its Nokia 8, pitched squarely at content creators with 360-degree spatial Ozo Audio recording, three premium Carl Zeiss cameras, and a new ‘Bothie’ photography mode that lets you capture the entire picture from both the front and rear cameras.

When is the Nokia 8 release date?

The Nokia 8 will go on sale in September.

How much will the Nokia 8 cost in the UK?

Nokia has so far only confirmed the Europe pricing, which will be €599. We’d expect to pay around £549 in the UK.

Nokia 8 new features

Nokia cites three key new features for the Nokia 8: Carl Zeiss cameras, Dual-Sight capture and sharing, and Nokia OZO Audio.

Carl Zeiss cameras

Front and rear cameras are Carl Zeiss branded, with a dual 13Mp camera at the rear that has one colour lens and one mono. There’s also a 13Mp selfie camera on the front, and all three have an f/2.0 aperture.


Nokia talks about ‘Bothie’ photos, which are created by combining snaps from the front and rear cameras to get the whole picture. Meanwhile Dual-Sight lets you stream photos and video over live services.

Ozo Audio

Ozo Audio captures 360-degree audio thanks to three mics and the company’s own acoustic algorithms. This sound can then be enjoyed in high-fidelity even on devices that don’t support Ozo.

Nokia offers a virtually pure Android experience. While the Nokia 8 currently runs Android N, it will be one of the first to receive Android O.

Nokia 8 specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 5.3in Quad-HD (2560×1440 pixels) IPS display with 700 nits brightness and Gorilla Glass 5
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage plus microSD support up to 256GB
  • Dual 13Mp rear cameras (one colour, one mono), f/2.0, 1.12um, OIS, Laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • 13Mp selfie camera, f/2.0
  • IP54 splashproof
  • 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 151.5×73.7×7.9mm
  • 160g
  • Available in Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel

When was the Nokia 8 launch?

The event took place in London at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

What happened to the Nokia 8 live stream?

Nokia teamed up with YouTubers Ali-A and TLD to present a live unboxing, but something clearly went wrong because the feed still hasn’t gone live. We will attempt to embed it as soon as it is available.

What is the difference between the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9?

Many of the specifications for the Nokia 8 and unannounced Nokia 9 are similar, but the Nokia 9 is thought to be larger and to feature a higher screen-to-body ratio. While the 5.3in Nokia 8 features a 16:9 panel, the 5.7in Nokia 9 could see a 18:9 virtually full-screen display. Both are said to be Quad-HD displays with protective Gorilla Glass 5.

The Nokia 9 may also feature an iris scanner, and extra helpings of memory and storage – at 6GB and 128GB respectively.

Also see: Best new phones coming in 2017 & 2018

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