HMD Global’s Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835 might launch soon: Report
HMD Global has gained a lot of attention with the launch of Nokia 3, 5 and 6, where the Nokia 6 has still not gone on sale, we have already started receiving reports on their upcoming smartphone. This new upcoming smartphone with the model number TA-1004 could either by the Nokia 8 or 9, as per the reports by a German website WinFuture.
According to the previous rumours and leaks, Nokia 8 and 9 would be launched in the second-half of this year. Reports also suggest that this smartphone with model number TA-1004 could be launched as the Nokia 9. However, HMD Global is now set to launch the first high-end smartphone, the Nokia 8.
As the reports suggest, Nokia 8 will be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC (System-on-Chip), which is a high-end chipset by Qualcomm. Reports also claim that the smartphone will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, the device is also likely to come in two variants, one with dual-sim slots which will be sold in Europe and the other will be a single SIM variant.
HMD Global is likely to offer four colour variants of the Nokia 8: Bue, Steel, Gold/Blue and Gold/Copper, as per the reports. Some reports also claim that this high-end smartphone by the company will go on sale on 31 July 2017 at a price of €589 which is roughly Rs. 43,500. The price may vary for other countries. If the price given in the reports are true, this device may compete with current flagships like the Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
However, reports are not very clear on the specifications department, where the display and cameras are concerned. According to some earlier leaks and rumours, the Nokia 8 might come with a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, a dual 13-megapixel camera setup at the rear and may also feature Zeiss Lens.