CAPE TOWN - Nokia has just launched the Nokia 8 in South Africa, by HMD Global.
HMD Global is a Finnish company and has the exclusive rights to make phones using the Nokia brand. Earlier in the year the company came out with the reworked and rebooted Nokia 3310.
The phone will be sold at a retail price of R9,499 through Vodacom.
Vodacom has the exclusive rights as a launch partner. No date has been given as to when the exclusivity period will end.
The Nokia 8 has a 5.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440 LCD display. The phone also is 4.6mm thick at the edges and 7.3mm on average, according to Mybroadband and comes in 4 different colours.
This includes Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel. The phone uses Vanilla android, 7.1 Nougat with 8.0 Oreo will apparently follow soon.
The super-slim smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone has 64GB of flash storage, two rear-facing cameras using Carl Zeiss optics and a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter, according to Techcentral.
Take a look at what some people had to say about the new device on twitter below:
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