Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835 to launch on July 31: Report

HMD Global - the Finnish company that owns the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones - is closer to launch its most expensive device till date. Rumours have been going back and forth over HMD Global's upcoming flagship smartphone. It could be either the Nokia 8 or the Nokia 9. However, according to German website WinFuture, HMD Global's next-generation phone is the Nokia 8 with the model number TA-1004. 

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 10:21 am
Nokia 8, Nokia 8 price, Nokia 8 release date, Nokia 8 July 31 release, Nokia 8 Europe launch, Nokia 8 price in India Nokia 8 is expected to be launched on July 31 in Europe, according to a new report. (Image of Nokia 5 for representation).

HMD Global – the Finnish company that owns the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones – is closer to launch its most expensive device till date. Rumours have been going back and forth over HMD Global’s upcoming flagship smartphone. It could be either the Nokia 8 or the Nokia 9. However, according to German website WinFuture, HMD Global’s next-generation phone is the Nokia 8 with the model number TA-1004.

Rumours have largely pointed the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 would be launched in the second-half of the year. It’s also being assumed that the phone with the model number TA-1004 will launch as the Nokia 9. Now it appears the Finnish company has finally decided to launch its first high-end phone, and it will be marketed as the Nokia 8.

The report claims the Nokia 8 will be a premium phone that’s going to sport a Snapdragon 835 processor – the latest chipset from Qualcomm. Further, the device will come with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. WinFuture also reports the Nokia 8 will come with dual-SIM cards in Europe, but the company is likely to offer the single SIM variant of the device as well.

Four colour schemes are currently planned for the Nokia 8 – Blue, Steel, Gold/Blue and Gold/Copper. A Scandinavian retailer has allegedly claimed the phone will go on sale on July 31, and with a price tag of €589 ( or approx Rs 43,415). In other countries, however, the price will be slightly lower. For comparison, the iPhone 7 costs Rs 47,699, and the Galaxy S8 sells for Rs 57,900.

WinFuture remains unsure about the previously speculated specifications of the Nokia 8 as they do not match up with the information they have received lately. Earlier information indicated that the Nokia 8 might ship with a 5.7-inch Quad HD ( 2560 x 1440) display, and dual 13-megapixel cameras.

At this point, Nokia 8 remains a mysterious smartphone. However, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see a flagship phone from the company in the second-half of the year. HMD Global has recently announced an “exclusive” partnership with German optics company Zeiss.  The first three Nokia phones – Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 don’t have a Zeiss lenses, which leads us to believe that the company’s next smartphone,  rumoured to be the Nokia 8, might feature a Zeiss lens.

Also read: Nokia 6 registrations open today, sale on Amazon India on August 23

Also it is hard to see the Nokia 8 go on sale on July 31, when the company’s mid-range offerings like Nokia 5, Nokia 6 are yet to hit the markets officially. In the UK, sales will now start in August, and it is the same for India, so yes it would be surprising if the company launches Nokia 8 so soon.

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    Jignesh J Nagda
    Jul 17, 2017 at 8:22 am
    is it coming to india or no, nokia please reply or this post u have made here is a joke or what india will it come or no,
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    Ravishanker Verma
    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:42 pm
    I have been using samsung 's galaxy 4 tab (older version ) for quite some time. Its very nice, big in shape ,has almost all features that i- phones offer , quite handy and cheap too (when I was gifted by my niece ). Don't understand why the latest mobile gadgets should be so expensive!
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    MobileTechnologyVikas
    Jul 16, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    अगर सोनी कंपनी बजट फ़ोन लता है काम प्राइस में तो कौन ख़रीदेगा चीन स्मार्टफोन्स को भारत Mein if Sony Company Will Bring Budget smartphones in less price in India than who will buy China Phones in India
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    MobileTechnologyVikas
    Jul 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm
    अगर सोनी कंपनी बजट फ़ोन लता है काम प्राइस में तो कौन ख़रीदेगा चीन स्मार्टफोन्स को भारत Mein if Sony Company Will Bring Budget smartphones in less price in India than who will buy China Phones in India
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    MobileTechnologyVikas
    Jul 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm
    Indian Public is saying that Nokia Specification are not good so I think that Indian Public should buy Budget Motorola,Samsung Smartphones . Is Samsung and Motorola giving Snapdragon Processor in Budget Phones ? Nokia,Samsung,Motorola will not give snapdragon processor in Budget smartphones upto 10,000
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