Ever since HMD Global brought Nokia back to life, the company has announced three new Android-powered smartphones so far: the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. Notably, all phones above fall under either affordable or mid-range segment, and Nokia is yet to foray into the flagship arena to challenge some the existing as well as upcoming flagship smartphones. We’ve been able to confirm HMD Global is hosting a press event tomorrow (August 16) in London, and they’ve already sent out invites.
So, the Nokia 8 is on the edge before it ends up in the hands of Tech journalists and reporters worldwide. Let’s hope that happens sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, let’s take a sneak peek into what the rumour mill has to say about the Nokia 8 and what we know so far.
First thing first, let’s talk about the design. Last month, a famous tipster Evan Blass shared a press shot of the Nokia 8, revealing what the actual phone could like. As reported by Blass, the Nokia 8 could feature a vertical dual-camera. Both the cameras apparently include Carl Zeiss optics. If you recall, both HMD Global and Zeiss joined hands last month for enhancing the camera experience on Nokia smartphones in the future.
It seems HMD is retaining large display bezels on its upcoming flagship. The fingerprint scanner could be hidden underneath the physical home button up front. Although the image revealed by Blass indicates Blue variant, the device is also expected in Gold and Silver colours.
Specs-wise, the Nokia 8 could feature a 5.3-inch Quad HD display featuring 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution and 554 ppi pixel density. Powering the device is said to be Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. The phone is expected in two memory options: 4GB and 6GB of RAM with 64GB of expandable storage.
It is highly likely the Nokia 8 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box to intensify the rivalry with some of the existing flagship smartphones. As per the reports, the Nokia 8 could cost somewhere around Rs 45,000 in India.