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Following the availability of the Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind.

According to HMD Global, 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.

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Like Huawei in the P10 Plus (review), Nokia opted for a dual camera setup with one mono camera (13 MP) and one colour camera (also 13 MP) at the rear, but offers a fantastic 13 MP front-facing selfie snapper as well. The Nokia 8 is also the first new generation Nokia smartphone to feature ZEISS optics for a superior camera performance. Users can review these videos and images on the smartphone’s bright 5.3″ 2K (2560 x 1440) polarized display, protected by sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia 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.

4.6 mm thin at the edge and just 7.3 mm 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.

The smartphone is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Kryo CPU + a quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo CPU) Mobile Platform, and is paired with the pure, secure and up to date Android experience to ensure outstanding performance. Complimenting this snappy CPU is 4 GB of (LPPDDR4X) RAM. This smartphone sports 64 GB worth of internal storage that is expandable via MicroSD memory card slot, with support offered for cards up to 256 GB in size.

The Nokia 8 is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible, meaning when your battery is running low you can get back to recording your important moments sooner. Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the Snapdragon 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.

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Nokia 8 will be available in two colours: Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available through Vodacom on uChoose Flexi 150 at approximately R449 PM x 12 months.

In other mobile related news, Huawei recently looked to kickstart the smartphone AI revolution courtesy of its new Kirin 970 chipset.

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