Nokia is dropping its first Android phone here on Oct 14 – and it’s under S$800

The Nokia 8 will go on sale for S$769.
Supplied/ HMD Global

It seems like Nokia’s strategy in its comeback to Singapore, is to bring in both the old and the new.

Alongside the iconic 3310 model, HDM Global, who owns exclusive rights to Nokia, has confirmed that they will be debuting the brand’s first Android phone tomorrow (Oct 14).

Front of the Nokia 8 in Polished Blue.
Supplied/ HMDGlobal

Competing with both the iPhone 8 and the BlackBerry KEYone smartphones, the Nokia 8 is said to be introducing a Dual-Sight function, which allows videos to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social media platforms.

It will also be the first generation Nokia to feature Zeiss optics.

Using both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual, photos and videos are said to give the audience a “more immersive experience”.

The Nokia 8 will also be the first smartphone to feature the Nokia OZO Audio, a spatial 360° audio that enables “accentuating sounds in one direction while reducing ambient and background noises”.

The Nokia 8 will be available in three colours – Polished Blue, Tempered Blue and Steel – and sold at S$769 ($570) through mobile authorised retailers.

Here are other key specifications of the phone: