Until recently, it was believed that the upcoming flagship Nokia-branded smartphone would be marketed as the Nokia 9. However, according to a new report, HMD Global’s flagship Android smartphone will actually be called the Nokia 8. The device has been listed online by a Scandinavian retailer ahead of its official launch.
According to the listing, the Nokia 8 will be priced at 589 euros (Rs.43,400 approx) in Europe and will be available July 31st onwards. The Scandinavian retailer has listed the 4GB RAM variant on its website, which includes 64GB of built-in storage. Going by leaked benchmarks, we do expect to see an 8GB RAM variant as well. As for colors, the listing reveals four color options – Blue, Steel, Gold/Blue, and Gold/Copper.
Provided the Nokia 8 is indeed a flagship device, we expect it to be powered by the octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The front of the smartphone will likely be dominated by a 5.3-inch display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution. Like most 2017 flagships, the Nokia 8 will boast a dual-camera setup at the rear, with two 13MP resolution sensors. In terms of the build, the Nokia 8 is expected to feature a metal unibody construction, a major step-up compared to the last flagship Lumia handsets. Apart from a more premium build, the Nokia 8 will also be IP68 certified for dust and water resistance, similar to most new flagship smartphones released this year. In terms of software, the smartphone will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box, with a light custom UI layer running on top.
Usually, such retail listings turn out to be inaccurate, so we suggest taking this report with a pinch of salt. If the release date is indeed accurate, HMD Global will probably hold an announcement event very soon.