HMD Global-backed Nokia took the market by a pleasant surprise, when the Finnish technology giant announced its plans of foraying into the smartphone market. The device-manufacturer began the year by reviving its classic feature phone, Nokia 3310 at the MWC, event held in Barcelona. The firm later went on to introduce Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones, thereby targeting the mid-range segment. Finally, the company is heavily-speculated to conclude this year with the introduction of its high-end smartphones, and competitor to the leading flagship devices — Nokia 8 and 9. This article particularly talks about Nokia 8, its specifications, release date and pricing as per the leaks that have flooded up on the internet till date.
The upcoming Nokia 8 smartphone is expected to look like a traditional Nokia smartphone, with regularly-sized bezels and an aluminium unibody design, further complimented with rounded edges. In terms of dimensions, the device is expected to measure 151.55 x 73.7mm in size and will come in the following colour variants: Black, Copper, Copper-Gold, Silver, and Blue. The official Nokia branding will most probably appear on both, rear and front sides of the device. The smartphone is also expected to sport an IP68-certification, thereby making the smartphone dust and water resistant.
The smartphone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, and will either come in 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM option, further accompanied with 64GB of internal storage and an added expandable microSD card-slot option. The smartphone will sport a massive 3,800mAh battery with Quick Charging technology and will run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougatoperating system.
The handset is rumored to feature a 5.3-inch display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution and an added layer of 2.5D glass. The physical home button will come integrated with a fingerprint scanner on the front panel of the smartphone.
The upcoming Nokia flagship smartphone is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup, complimented by Dual-LED flash, comprising of 13-megapixel sensors by Carl Zeiss and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfie lovers.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
Nokia hasn’t made any mention of any specific date as of yet, however; the smartphone is expected to launch on August 16th, at a starting price of $696 or roughly Rs 45,000.