Nokia’s phones made a comeback to the mainstream smartphone market in late February this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. While HMD Global, the Finnish that licensed the right to manufacture Nokia phones, introduced a trio of Android-powered Nokia smartphones, a flagship with the brand name is still under the shells. Rumours have been hovering around the upcoming flagship with some calling it to be the Nokia 8 while others speculating it to be the Nokia 9.
Now according to a new report from the German website Winfuture.de, HMD Global’s new flagship with the model number TA-1004 is said to be under the moniker Nokia 8 . Notably this is the same model that was spotted in AnTuTu benchmark and received FCC certification but as the Nokia 9.
Apparently, HMD Global now seems to have decided a final name for its high-end phone packed with premium software and hardware internals. The report suggests that the device will feature Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line SoC (system-on-chip), Snapdragon 835. The phone is said to sport 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Winfuture reports that the Nokia 8 will come in Europe with dual-SIM configuration, but the company is likely to bring single SIM variants as well.
The phone will arrive coated with four colour schemes- Blue, Steel, Gold/Blue and Gold/Copper. Further, the report citing Scandinavian retailers said that the Nokia 8 will be priced at €589 (roughly Rs. 43,500). The new Nokia flagship phone will reportedly be launched on July 31.
The German website ‘remains unsure’ of the previously leaked specifications of the Nokia 8 as they do not come in line with the information they have received. Earlier reports have assumed that the Nokia 8 might feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 resolution) display and a dual camera setup. Leaks have suggested that the phone will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat and sport a pair of 13-megapixel lens with dual LED flash. The phone is said to support Quick Charge 3.0 and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Interestingly, HMD Global has recently signed an “exclusive collaboration” with Carl Zeiss the German manufacturer for optical systems. With the announcement of Nokia smartphones to feature ZEISS optics, the upcoming Nokia smartphones presumably the flagship might herald the selling point the popular Nokia N95 made a decade ago.