Nokia 8 with ZEISS optics & OZO Spatial 360° audio, launched in Pakistan

Nokia 8 Pakistan Hands-On

Having it announced globally back in August, HMD Global has finally launched the flagship Nokia 8 in Pakistan after five long months. This is the sixth smartphone under the umbrella inline with Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 7. The former most is yet to be seen in Pakistan however.

As we told you last week, Nokia 8 costs PKR 59,900 in Pakistan for high-end hardware components. It’s is a full metal shell in an aluminium unibody design. It’s 7.9mm thick at maximum (the mid) and 4.6mm at minimum (the edges).

Visual Appeal

Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch screen with IPS display with Quad-HD resolution. This moderate screen size with high resolution gives the higher pixel density as 554ppi for those who always want an amazing sharpness on their smartphone display. The display brightness is company-rated to gain 700 nits at maximum, which sure is a lot.

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During the global launch, if you remember, HMD has explained they they opted for higher resolution front-facing camera and front-mounted fingerprint scanner instead of dual-edge display.

Nokia 8 Blue and Copper

Power Features

Inside, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is powering up the first flagship Nokia running Android OS. Along with 4GB of RAM the Nokia 8 features 64GB of internal storage in four color models. Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel. We are not sure if and when the 6GB RAM model with 128GB of internal storage will be available in Pakistan. Expandable memory is also supported with microSD card for up to 256GB.

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Nokia 8 has a dual-camera setup with two 13-megapixel. They are combined together with an RGB sensor and a monochrome sensor. An image is shot with both the sensors and then combined for better low-light photography. On top, it’s co-engineered with Carl ZEISS and the lenses are indeed ZEISS branded.

Monochrome sensor alone is also available to shoot real black & white images rather than the traditional photos converted later by desaturation. It has an f/2.0 lens aperture with 1.12µm pixel size.

Nokia 8 Bothie

The front-facing camera also has a 13MP sensor inside and also features ZEISS optics. Interestingly, the front camera is also phase detect autofocus. It also features an f/2.0 lens with 1.12µm pixel size.

The flagship offers the features like live streaming of Dual-Sight video from native camera app to Facebook and YouTube. If you are not familiar, Dual-Sight simultaneously uses both the front and rear cameras in a split-screen for both photo mode and video mode. HMD calls it “Bothie”.

Fans can also enjoy unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.


HMD Global chose OZO Audio to feature in Nokia 8 – first time in an smartphone. According to the claims, it’s exclusive Hollywood technology that you can experience right in your hands. “OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.”

Nokia 8 Hands-On

Nokia 8 runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and features a 3090 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (18W, 5V/2.5A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)

What’s Missing?

It’s not waterproof but splashproof with IP54 rating. That means it will be fine to take it out during a slight rain shower but not recommended to take it to swim.

Pricing and Availability

Nokia 8 will cost you PKR 59,900/- in Pakistan (~$550) and is available from today nationwide. You can will four colors to choose from, Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel.

Nokia 8 Launch Pakistan

Press Release

Karachi – 13 December, 2017: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the launch of Nokia 8 in the Pakistan. Nokia 8 is a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. It brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.

Kamran Khan, Country Head of Pakistan, HMD Global said: “It is exciting to witness how digital technology is changing lives throughout the world. In Pakistan we are also seeing a new generation of content creators who are forging their own paths in the world, on their own terms, and according to their unique outlooks. Our aim is to enable the sharing of their enriching experiences and, ultimately, to unite people and bring them closer. The Nokia 8 promises an innovative and unique experience to further inspire the Pakistan content creator.”

Be less Selfie, be more Bothie: The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. With just one touch, this world-first livestream capability gives more immersive experiences for those who love to create and share special memories. The cameras have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience.. Fans can also enjoy unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

A new dimension of sound with OZO Audio:

Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.

Innovation and precision engineering:

Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance.

The Nokia 8 has been designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind to deliver unique content capture and sharing experiences. This requires it to be as meticulously designed on the inside as it is on the outside. To keep your phone working harder for longer, the design, innovation and engineering teams worked hand-in-hand to deliver.

The result is a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe that dissipates the heat generated by the high performing system across the full length and breadth of the handset. The Nokia 8 runs cooler in even the most demanding situations.

Nokia 8 is Qualcomm® Quick ChargeTM 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner.

4.6mm thin at the edge and just 7.3mm slim on average, Nokia 8’s seamless unibody is precision milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and its pure design has been refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing. Select models feature a high-gloss mirror finish that has taken over 20 hours to complete to achieve a flawless look.

Ammar Ahmed, Head of Marketing, Pakistan, HMD Global added: “We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media. People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own. It’s these people who have inspired us to craft a flagship smartphone which perfectly balances premium design, an outstanding experience and powerful performance.”

Always pure Android:

With the recent update, Nokia 8 now offers fans a pure and secure version of Android 8.0 Oreo with no skins and no changes in the user interface and all the latest features to make content creation and sharing even more fun.

Pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. With monthly security updates, the Nokia 8 is safe and up-to-date. Your device is secured with biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making Nokia 8 a versatile companion whatever your needs.


Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available in Pakistan from today at a retail price of PKR 59,900/-.

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