Nokia N8 announced; India launch in October

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 20:37 by Tech Correspondent

Nokia has announced its new flagship model, the Nokia N8 that will run on the Symbian 3 platform.

Nokia N8 for India soon

Nokia N8 photo

The new smartphone from Nokia will be releases in Europe and Asia in Q3 of 2010. The Nokia N8 is expected to be launched in India in October at a price of Rs 23,000. For a high-end product from Nokia, that price sounds very reasonable. You can read our recent story on the Nokia N8 here.

The Nokia N8 is – according to many – Nokia’s attempt at striking back at the latest smartphone launches on multiple platforms. In the last few months, media attention has been hogged by the HTC Incredible, HTC HD2, Motorola Droid and Backflip, the Apple iPad … and the Nokia N900 is all but forgotten. We are still very much here, and we have a strong platform too – is what Nokia wants to tell everyone. And then the phone was leaked beforehand, and received some rather nasty reviews. Nokia has said that it was a pre-production prototype that the reviewer had. We still have not seen any reviews of the Nokia N8, so this is a bit too early to pass a judgement for sure.

As far as design does, it is a clean design – but nothing dramatic. The Nokia N8 will be the first Nokia phone to use the latest version of the Symbian OS. The phone’s display will be a 3.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen with 360×640 pixel resolution (Read more about touch screen phones in India). It will also support multi-touch gestures, pinch zoom and will be equipped with an accelerometer for UI rotation.

The new Nokia N8 smartphone will feature a 12 mega pixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash but will be priced lesser than other 12 megapixel camera phones such as Samsung Pixon and Sony Ericsson Satio. The camera also allows for HD video recording with the option to view the videos on an external HD device through the phone’s HDMI port. Some Nokia N8 videos have already appeared on the Net, and the results seem impressive.

The Nokia N8 will also feature three customizable home screens onto which users can add multiple widgets and apps. Cross-platform Qt apps, developed on the Qt framework are supported by the Nokia N8 and it is the first phone to do so. The Nokia N8 will also support Flash Lite 4.0 and play Flash videos. Battery stamina on the phone will be up to 7 hours 40 minutes on 2G network and 5 hours 20 minutes on 3G network. The device will contain 16 GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot that can support up to 32 GB of external memory.

Additional features on the Nokia N8 include A-GPS with free Ovi maps for over 70 countries and WebTV content from the Ovi store. It will also be equipped with FM radio as well as an FM transmitter. The phone will have an anodized aluminum encasing and will be available in five colours – Silver white, black, green, blue and orange.

41 Comments

  1. saurabh said on Friday, April 30, 2010, 13:58

    when it’ll be launched in India??
    n what will be the price??
    mail me. thank you. 

  2. SURESH said on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 22:09

    HI I NEED A NOKIA N8 MODEL MOBIL. WHAT IS THE PRICE

  3. mandeep said on Thursday, May 20, 2010, 17:33

    hi i neea a n8 model mobile what’s price please mail me., thank you

  4. Piyush said on Thursday, June 3, 2010, 10:37

    the price of NOKIA N8 is about 22,000 Rs

  5. BHAVYA KUNDRA said on Thursday, June 3, 2010, 13:21

    i want to know the price of this phone in delhi and wht is the time of launch of this phone in delhi

  6. Kuldeep Sharma said on Thursday, June 3, 2010, 14:19

    Coolest handset.
    When N8 will be launched in India?
    What would be the price ?
    Kindly let me know via e-mail.
    Thanking you.

  7. sandesh said on Sunday, June 6, 2010, 10:48

    Pls tell me which mobile is best nokia n8 or nokia x6 16gb

  8. nitin said on Monday, June 7, 2010, 14:30

    Coolest handset.
    When N8 will be launched in India?
    What would be the price ?
    Kindly let me know via e-mail.

  9. Kannan p s said on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 10:43

    is booking available? if yes, please inform me

  10. Dibakar Roy said on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 11:26

    hiii…When N8 will be launched in India?Kindly let me know via e-mail.

    Thank you…

  11. ADITYA said on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 21:50

    Nokia N8 is priced…rs.23000/-
    dis is da basic launching price but wud decrease a bit within few months of launch.
    It’s launch is in october 2010…so wait n enjoy a cool fone altogethr..!!
    @sandesh….nokia n8 is much better..!!

  12. kamraj said on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 14:45

    is booking available? if yes, please inform me

  13. kamraj tandel said on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 14:48

    hi i kamraj a n8 model mobile what’s price please mail me., thank you

  14. vishal.. said on Thursday, June 17, 2010, 13:57

    it can’t be 22000 or 23000 bcuz every phone launched in india is pretty costly then it’s origianl price in united states…

  15. vishal.. said on Thursday, June 17, 2010, 13:59

    and yeah as far as the release date is concern.. nokia says that they will launch n8 in the third quarter of this year in india…

  16. jatin mahajan said on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:34

    what exat price of n8 in india plz mail as soon as possible.
    thanks

  17. Rohit ghanshyam pande said on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 13:37

    hi friends you know the price of nokia n8 is 23000

  18. taufeeq rock & royal said on Sunday, June 20, 2010, 18:07

    Nokia n8 mobile looking is a very nice atrective sexy preety look gorgiyas every thing is possibale i am sure 3.5 g suported handset 16gb internal memory 3.5 inch tuch screen 12mega pixel cemera with flash pendrieve suported tv out put 3.5 mm jack new opereting symBion 3 ver good combinition this handset i like this i am wating lunch this mobile i love nokia n8 model frnd plz go to youtube and see the nokia n8 clips am i am sure u r intresred this mobile i think nokia n8 prize in india 23,ooo & 25,2oo Me be lunch this mobile after 2 Month u r satishfied me send msg my id taufeeqrock786@Gmail.com join orkut now call me num 9307097153 taufeeq mobile progermar and engineer have happy moment thnks

  19. Karan Jain said on Monday, June 21, 2010, 12:49

    hi i just need to know that when it is going to be launching in dubai plz reply soon………..

  20. akshat said on Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:44

    please dont buy this cell i have tried this because i live in uk and it have all features like nokia n 91 its only diff feature is it is touch screen

  21. vvs said on Saturday, July 17, 2010, 4:22

    @akshat N91 has 12MP ?? Don’t post wrong stuff…

  22. Jimmy said on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:15

    We have some import stock of n8 at Rs.28,200
    if interest do forward me your query along with your contact details at ask4me247@hotmail.com

  23. Fred said on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 3:04

    @akshant, dont be a retard…keep ur “expert opinions” to urself. n91, lol….

  24. rohit said on Monday, August 30, 2010, 12:34

    good saying fred!!!!!

  25. promy said on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 3:38

    what is the price for it

  26. vijay said on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 6:26

    what is N8 price?

    when it is launched in India exact date?

  27. Nin13 said on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 9:13

    I’m having N82 and I was thinking of buying N97, but now I think I’ll wait for N8.
    Xenon flash is simply the best.

  28. Anjanu Sonkar said on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 18:20

    Its available for Rs. 25,000( confirmed )…actually It’s available in India for preorder for Rs.2500 and the phone will be available on Oct 10…if you dont book your phone till Oct 1st then you have to wait till December for the stock…confirmed

  29. Chandresh said on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 14:50

    H! this chandresh here and i need a NOKIA N8.
    Can u let me know that what is the release date for NOKiA N8 and what is its pricein india.
    Plz mail me .
    and also tell me any other better phone than NOKIA N8 in the budget of 23,000.

  30. priyan said on Thursday, September 30, 2010, 17:45

    hei no. it costs 23k in india n it wil lbe avlaible on th stores by oct 10th. i got this info frm nokia shop.

    Im also waiting for world’s best smart phone

  31. sheena said on Friday, October 1, 2010, 8:07

    please launch n8 as soon as possible.i m waiting for it….

  32. anayita said on Friday, October 1, 2010, 9:34

    ITS available for RS 25000 i think this amount is too much may be its about 2oooo     21ooo

  33. Suresh said on Saturday, October 2, 2010, 9:11

    This is correct I just been to Nokia Shop and they confirmed that it will release on 14 Oct 2010 and cost is Rs25000. Mobile is only available to pre booked customers on 14 Oct 2010.

  34. Gaurav said on Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10:08

    plsss launch this mobile i have to buy this moboile…………hurryyy up:-)

  35. nikhil said on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 4:16

    it will be launched two weeks from now according to nokia stores.

  36. sandeep said on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7:54

    i want to know the price of this phone in Delhi and wht is the time of launch of this phone in Delhi

  37. jitu said on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 12:39

    i want n8 indian selling cost

  38. shubhra said on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 18:10

    when n8 will launch?there is no news in any store about n8 release……

  39. yogesh said on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 3:26

    what is the release date of n 8 in india

  40. bablu said on Sunday, December 5, 2010, 19:52

    when the price will come down below 20,000

  41. Alok said on Saturday, February 5, 2011, 16:15

    This phone is truly awesome. . One of My friend just bought it now. . Great features. .

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