At HMD GLOBAL ‘S MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS (MWC) 2017, Nokia unbosomed about their revelation of the Android flagship Nokia 8. During the press conference, they also announced about their previous and all-time bellwethers Nokia 3, 5, 6 and Nokia 3310. In that conference, HMD global which has already achieved the license of making Nokia-branded phones revealed Nokia 3, Nokia 5 along with a refurbished model of Nokia 3310. The company’s first Android Smartphone Nokia N6 was a grand success all over China. It has a great demand in the market of China after its release. So the company is anticipating the same for Nokia 8 (or bruited as Nokia 9).
According to some recent most news mostly from expert buzzed rumours, there are some specifications leaks of the incoming Nokia’s flagship:
- Display: 5.3 inch (5.5 inch) Quad-HD (2560×1440), 16:9, Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Adreno 540 GPU)
- RAM: 4GB (6GB & 8GB options could follow)
- Storage: 64GB
- Primary camera: Dual 13Mp Carl Zeiss cameras
- Selfie camera: 13Mp
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, USB-C, Quick Charge 4.0
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes, rear-mounted
- Waterproofing: IP68
- Dimensions: 151.55×73.7mm
With an exceptional optics technology, Nokia 8 would be consisting of dual 13MP cameras for the rear ones along with another secondary camera of 13MP at the front for a steadfast selfie. As always, Nokia is resolute about its camera performance without any compromise. According to the leaked schematics and design sketches, it has been indubitably bespoke that Nokia 8’s would have an earmark of Carl-Zeiss on itself. Though the previous releases do not have Carl-Zeiss lens (e.g Nokia 5 and 6).
But freshly, HMD pointed out that it is not the Final statement, it means the phone could also have another category of lens. And the twitter statements of HMD and Nokia also reveal the same. Though HMD has not assured anything about the camera and the other vital features sometimes it is good to prospect once in a while.
Some rumours buzzed around about the design leaks of the Nokia 8 and 9, they will have come in two distinct sizes but with akin specs; this fact found out to be an as similar technique of Apple, Huawei and Samsung. In the end, the conjecture sounded to be less factual on the basis of the leaks.
Every Nokia Android phone had the aluminum 6000 series as their body to designate its sleek metal gloss finish. So in the case of Nokia 8, we might be having same metal design predictably. Just a couple of weeks earlier HMD revealed that Nokia 8 design will be very much identical with Nokia 5 and 6. Interesting detail about the body excluding the metal, Nokia 8 bellwether device will be consisting of dust resistance and IP68 water protection most evidently.
Conceivably, Nokia 8 will come in two different sizes, a 5.5 inches along with a 5.3 inches with its stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution display. Still, the situation is not decisive as there is an absence of transparency after several times of size releases, Even Glass still could not nail down about the exact size of the forthcoming device.
As for the Nokia 7, it has been considered as the mid-range phone. But now, Nokia alleged that Nokia 8 is going to be a high-end device. Past the couple months, a report said that Nokia is working on Snapdragon 660 for its upcoming model but the recent most news comes out to be that it will be having Snapdragon 835 chipset, a quad core chip which is processed on the 10nm manufacturing process which has optimized energy competence and flawless performance.
HMD officials released in their statement that, the manufacturing process might be prolonged as the Samsung is currently preparing their Snapdragon 835 chipset for Samsung Galaxy S8. HMD has shelved the process for some time waiting for the chipsets from Samsung after they install the initials on their device first.
For now, as we are all aware of, Nokia would only be appearing with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage although the models with 6GB and 8GB RAM will reign the market sooner.
As on the earlier phones from Nokia like Nokia 3, 5 and 6, there were no pre-installed applications or anything like that. The only disparity from the Android smart phones was the twisted camera design. So the prime theme of the brand new Nokia phone will be having transparent Android Nougat, with Google Assistant. Recently during a press interview, Nokia indicated that Nokia 8 is going to be a phone with Google Assistant itself and Google created a specific pin badge to laud Nokia of taking up the Google Assistant.
Release date and Price supposition:
Though, some of the rumours told that Nokia flagship will be releasing at the end of June but it did not happen at all. As Nokia will be launching three devices simultaneously rumours are quite ambivalent.
According to an anonymous source, it has been revealed that Nokia will be available in the market perhaps in July or August with the price of €699/749. But from the recent most disclosure of an official statement, it has been revealed that the release date might hold on 31st of July and the price will cut back to a notch under €600.
Since no one can affirm the facts until the product reaches the market. But this time Nokia seemed quite upbeat about its flagship phone. In their opinion, Nokia 8 will have prime and unprecedented design regardless of its price range.