Engadget was given early access to the device before its official launch, and stated that it is set to take on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and new iPhones.
The phone is made by HMD Global, which has already released the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 in South Africa.
The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440 LCD display, an aluminium body – which is 4.6mm thick at the edges and 7.3mm ” on average” – and is available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel.
The device is set to go on sale for €599 in September, and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is attached to a copper cooling pipe that runs across the phone.
The Nokia 8 also packs high-end cameras, with a dual rear unit which comprises one 13MP monochrome camera and one 13MP colour camera.
The front camera is also 13MP, with all the units equipped with an f2.0 Zeiss lens.
Users are able to use all three cameras at once, stated the report, and display and record from the front and rear cameras at the same time.
Nokia has also added a livestream button which lets user instantly stream to social media.
The Nokia 8 further features three embedded microphones and OZO Audio, which allows for the recording of 360-degree spatial surround sound.
|Dimensions||151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm|
|Display||5.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core (4x 2.5GHz + 4x 1.8GHz)|
|RAM||6GB / 4GB|
|Storage||128GB / 64GB + MicroSD 256GB|
|Main Camera||13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, Headphone jack|
|Network||LTE Cat. 9 3CA|