Nokia looks to take on the smartphone revolution and its rapid evolution in style. After unveiling its first android phone, the mobile phone giant is set to unveil its much-awaited mobile Nokia 8 with surprising specifications.
Nokia 8, the new flagship smartphone from HMD Global, the Finnish startup with the license for Nokia brand, will be announced in London on Wednesday in all probability. HMD Global is hosting an event in London where it is expected to unveil the phone.
In the past we have seen quite a few leaks of this smartphone. Full sized images of the device are already floating on the internet, and the Nokia 8 was also spotted on the China website of the company for a brief while before it was taken down.
Given this will be the new flagship, the Nokia 8 is expected to come with top of the line specifications, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and dual rear camera with Zeiss optics.
HMD Global and Zeiss announced a partnership in July this year, and the company has said it will bring back the Zeiss branding to Nokia phones. When Nokia was still manufacture its own smartphones, many of its high-end Lumia phones came with Carl Zeiss lenses. But with Nokia 8, the company will also take the plunge into the popular dual-rear camera trend like many of the other players in the market.
– 5.3in QHD OLED display
– Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 GPU, 6GB/8GB RAM
– 64GB/128GB storage
– 13MP dual camera with optical image stablisation, Zeiss optics and 4K video
– Built-in iris scanner, fingerprint scanner
– Unibody aluminium chassis with IP68 certification
– 3,800mAh battery, Quick Charge support
– Android 7.1.1 Nougat
What does the Nokia 8 look like?
It’s anticipated that the Nokia 8 will look very much like the smartphones lower down the line – Nokia made a point of saying no matter the price point you’ll get a premium design when it announced its earlier handsets.
Below are the rumoured yet widely circulating pictures of Nokia 8.
VentureBeat has published the following image. In line with the rumours, there is a dual-camera on the rear, and what looks to be a 16:9 screen with a physical home button below the screen.
Nokia 8 price
A recent report suggests that the Nokia 8 will be priced at EUR 589 (roughly Rs. 43,400 in India and Rs 72631 in Pakistan). This is still not as expensive as the Apple and Samsung flagships, but does fall comfortably in the premium price bracket.
It is also lower than the earlier tipped price of EUR 749 (roughly PKR. 92,360), while the India price was tipped to be at Rs. 44,999. In any case, nothing is certain till the official prices are unveiled today.
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