HMD Global has announced a massive price cut of Rs 8,000 on the Nokia 8 in India, the company’s current flagship smartphone. 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.
Nokia 8 specifications
To recap briefly, the Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display and runs on near-stock Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, with the Android 8.0 Oreo update having been rolled out recently.
The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
On the rear, the Nokia 8 features a dual camera setup, with a 13MP + 13MP camera combination, OIS, PDAF and a dual LED flash. On the front, the Nokia 8 features a 13MP camera. Nokia 8’s cameras are powered by Carl Zeiss, extending the long-standing Nokia-Carl Zeiss partnership since the Symbian days.
Nokia 5 specifications
The Nokia 5 is a budget smartphone, featuring a 5.2-inch HD resolution display and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with the Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out for this phone too.
The Nokia 5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, which is paired with up to 3GB RAM and up to 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB storage using a microSD card.
The Nokia 5 comes with a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, assisted by PDAF and a dual tone dual LED flash. On the front, the Nokia 5 features an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options on both the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 5 include dual SIM with 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.5mm audio jack. While the Nokia 8 comes with a USB Type C port, the Nokia 5 sports a regular microUSB port.
Additionally, the Nokia 8 also comes with OZO audio support for 360-degree audio recording, achieved using the three microphones built in to the phone.