The Nokia 8 has officially landed in South Africa, where the device will be available through Vodacom on its uChoose Flexi 150 contract for R449pm.
HMD Global’s newest flagship, the Nokia 8, has officially made landfall in South Africa. The arrival of the handset marks the first occasion we’ve had to get out hands on a Nokia flagship in some time; and this time around the effort – similar to the Nokia 3, 5, and 6, runs on near-stock Android.
The Nokia 8 is set for availability through Vodacom, wherein subscribers can take out the network’s uChoose Flexi 150 contract for a sum of R449pm ZAR for twenty-four months.
The handset is set for availability in both Tempered Blue and Steel in the local markets.
The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, sports 4GB of RAM, and carries 64GB of internal (expandable) storage.
As we reported earlier this year, the 8 revives the classic Nokia-Zeiss partnership; the handset sports Zeiss optics on both its front and rear cameras. While the front and rear cameras leverage 13-megapixel sensors, the latter duo employs one unit to capture colour and another to capture monochrome detail, somewhat like the Huawei P10.
The ‘bothie’ name is invoked wherein both the front and rear cameras can be commanded to capture live video and broadcast streams to either Facebook or YouTube, similar to the concept expressed by LG’s V series smartphones.
The handset sports another trick up its sleeve thanks to the presence of Ozo audio recording, which will enable users to capture 360-degree audio for live streams.
We’ll be going hands-on with the Nokia 8 on Friday the 8th of September at an exclusive event in Cape Town – stay tuned for our early verdict!