Now that it’s here, fans are for sure asking what will be the Nokia 8 price in Kenya. If this is your question, well, you have come to the right place.
A month ago, the first images of the Nokia 8 leaked online and a few days later, it was confirmed that the phone would be released mid this month. As it is, this has materialized as the phone is already with us following its launch yesterday. The new phone will soon be joining the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in the local market, but what remains unknown is the Nokia 8 price in Kenya and the availability details.
Of the first three Nokia phones to be released by HMD Global, the most-expensive variant was the Nokia 6, but this was still powered by a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. Despite being low on specs and features, many have been impressed with the company’s take on Android, giving users a clean interface that has no customizations like what many other Android OEMs do.
The pricing of the phones – including Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 – is also very competitive and as a result, many were eager for Nokia to come up with a true flagship phone carrying the same characteristics. The time has come and the Nokia 8 is here.
According to the official Nokia website, we can confirm that the new Nokia 8 is powered by the most powerful smartphone processor on the market – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.
Unlike other companies that have chosen to go the phablet way, the Nokia flagship has a 5.3-inch display screen with a QHD resolution and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 technology for protection. As far as the design is concerned, a lot of what you see on the Nokia 6 is still evident on the new phone, which means you still got to deal with a flat display screen with huge bezels.
In terms of photography, the Nokia 8 is backed by Carl Zeiss optics on both the front and back cameras. The rear has dual image-fusion 13MP sensors with an f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. One sensor is a color unit accompanied by OIS while the other sensor is a monochrome unit with a wide-angle view of 76.9 degrees. You also get features such as dual-tone LED flash, IR range finder and support for 4K video recording. Speaking of video recording, you also get OZO spatial 360-degree audio to ensure that videos sound pretty good.
On the front of the Nokia 8 is a 13MP lens for selfies, which also includes an aperture of f/2.0, PDAF and a wide-angle view of 78.4 degrees. One niffy feature the phone offers is called Bothie or rather Dual-sight. Here, users will be able to capture photos or videos using the front and back camera at the same time. Users will also be able to start live-streaming directly to Facebook Live and Periscope from the Camera app.
In terms of software, the Nokia 8 has a near-stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and if the Nokia 6 is anything to go by, this phone should receive software updates quickly, probably at around the same time as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Keeping the phone alive is a 3090mAh non-removable battery with support for fast charging via a USB-C port. You also get a 3.5mm audio jack, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and more. For the color variants, you get to choose from four – polished copper, polished blue, steel and tempered blue.
Even though the Nokia 8 price in Kenya is still unknown, the phone’s price in Europe is set at €599, which translates to about Ksh 73,300. The availability details remain a mystery, but reports claim that folks in the U.S. may not get their hands on this phone anytime soon.
Stay tuned and we’ll update you with more details on the Nokia 8 price in Kenya and official availability.