Nokia 8 smartphone is all set to launch today. HMD Global, the Finnish company which manufactures phones under the Nokia brand, has announced an event in London today. The event seems to be directed towards the unveiling of the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone. However, since the launch event is scheduled in the United Kingdom, Indians will be able to see it by midnight. Recently, quite a few leaks of the Nokia 8 have been doing the rounds on the internet. Since this is a new flagship device by one of the most popular mobile brands, the Nokia 8 will expectedly come up with the top of the line specifications. Rumours have suggested that the phone will include the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and dual rear camera with Zeiss optic.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A flagship Nokia phone
- When is it out? Announced August 16, released in September
- What will it cost? Expensive at €599 (about £550, $700, AU$890)
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Nokia 8 release date and price
Nokia 8 will be officially launched later today in London. The launch event will kick off at 7:30 pm local time (12:00 am IST, August 17). Unfortunately, there will be no live stream available for the Nokia 8 launch. However, you can tune to indianexpress.com for the latest updates, hands-on, and pictures directly from the venue.
- Launched on August 16, release coming in September
- Similar price to a lot of other flagships, not as low as expected
Nokia 8 screen
- A 5.3-inch screen, LCD panel
- A QHD resolution, equaling 554 pixels-per-inch
Nokia 8 design
VentureBeat’s Evan Blass has already shared an image of the smartphone, which he claims to be of the upcoming Nokia 8. A good look at the leaked Nokia 8 image tells a lot about the design of the smartphone.
- Slim metal shell design, with two different effects
- Comes in two shiny effects or two matte designs
Nokia 8 camera and battery
There’s no hidden fact that HMD Global is bringing back the Carl Zeiss-branding on Nokia-branded smartphones. So yes, we can expect a great camera experience on the Nokia 8. Most likely Nokia 8 will feature a dual-camera setup on the back, complete with the Carl Zeiss-branding.
- A dual-lens 13MP camera
- Made in collaboration with Zeiss
- A 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
Nokia 8 internal specs and OS
The Nokia 8 runs on stock Android like the other Nokia smartphones in the market. The device has been launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. HMD has already assured that the Nokia smartphones will receive OS support for two years so we can expect the Android O update to be rolled out to the Nokia 8 in the coming months.
- A Snapdragon 835 chipset
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of storage with 256GB microSD support
Nokia 8 expected price: The Nokia 8 is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000, according to the rumours. If the phone is priced in the bracket, it will fall in direct competition with phones like LG G6, OnePlus 5, Honor 8 Pro.