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HMD Global, the Pakistani launch pad of Nokia phones, announced the launch of Nokia 8 in the Pakistan. Nokia 8, the latest Nokia flagship, is a high performance, intricately crafted smartphone, designed to fall into the specifics of content creators.
In individualities, it brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With Android as the operating system, as well as the most advanced aluminum uni-body design to date, the Nokia 8 seems to have outdone all of its previous creations.
In a first ever innovation to smartphone photography, the Nokia 8 introduces Dual-Sight video to be live streamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously activates both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos.
Pure Android combined with their 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, Nokia boasts.
With just one touch, this world-first live stream capability gives more immersive experiences for people who aspire to create and share memories. The cameras have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum experience. Fans can also have access to unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
With a new dimension of sound with OZO Audio, the Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature OZO Audio, bringing exclusive Hollywood technology to users. OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to 4K video. Leading edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback and provides a complete music experience. Music playback and powerful audio has been Nokia’s forte since it took over the trait from an old competitor, Sony Ericson.
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Kamran Khan, Country Head of Pakistan, HMD Global spoke to a local publication: “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 Pakistani content creator.”
In a first ever innovation to smartphone photography, the Nokia 8 introduces Dual-Sight video to be live streamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube.
The flagship device has been powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform. 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, which essentially means that the phone can be charged quicker than most smart devices even with the most strenuous usage.
In a well-crafted body, the phone is 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 aluminum and its pure design has been tested through a 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing. Select models feature a high-gloss mirror finish that must have taken long hours to complete to achieve a flawless look” Syed Ahsan, a Pakistani tech reviewer told GVS.
Ammar Ahmed, Head of Marketing, Pakistan for HMD Global, spoke to a publication at the launch event: “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.”
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.
Nokia seems to have learned a hard lesson from the Lumia. With the recent update, Nokia 8 now offers its user base 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 user friendly. Pure Android combined with their 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, Nokia boasts. The device has been secured with biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making Nokia 8 a promising new device for the Pakistani phone market.