Nokia 8 Philippine launch: specs, price, availability

Nokia 8 Philippine launch

TAGUIG, Philippines – Nokia 8, the iconic technology brand’s flagship Android smartphone, has been unveiled by HMD Global at Bonifacio Global City today.

Nokia 8’s entry into the Philippine market reflects Nokia’s vision of growing its smartphone business in the country, the fastest-growing smartphone market in the ASEAN region. The Philippine launch followed a successful global launch that was received positively by consumers and tech enthusiasts.

The phone features the first-ever Dual-Sight camera, allowing users to capture or livestream moments in both first- and second-person perspective. The 13MP front and rear cameras, co-developed with ZEISS, can run simultaneously and show images in split-screen mode, inspiring everyone to “Be less Selfie, be more Bothie.”

Nokia 8 Polished Blue
Nokia 8 Polished Blue

The Nokia 8 smartphone pioneers the use of OZO audio to deliver immersive 360-degree spatial surround sound. This high-fidelity playback complements 4K videos and brings Hollywood technology in mobile technology.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone features a seamless unibody with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe for better heat dissipation, especially when running demanding applications. It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and comes in single- and dual-SIM variants.

Aside from Nokia 8, HMD Global is also bringing four other models to cater to different market segments, namely, the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6.

Price and availability

Nokia 8 units come in both steel and polished blue while the other Nokia phone models, Nokia 3, 5 and 6, offer a wider range of color selections.

The Nokia 8 is now available at retail stores nationwide for P29,990 SRP while the Nokia 6 is available for P11,990. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are priced at P6,990 and P9,990, respectively.

Nokia 8 Tech Specs

  • Screen: 5.3 inches IPS LCD
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU:  Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Colors: Tempered Blue and Polished Blue Type
  • Audio: Nokia OZO Speakers, 3.5mm jack
  • Expansion: microSD up to 256GB (sim slot 2)
  • Memory: 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB 4G
  • Rear Camera: 13MP LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP fixed-focus
  • Features: Radio, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery: 3090mAh Li-ion (non-removable)