So the company held a launch event earlier today and finally made the device official.
In any case, Nokia 8's design isn't likely to turn heads: It's clean, but not particularly thin or light, and HMD only says it's "splashproof", not water-resistant. The build of the Nokia 8 has been precision-machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminum and then given a polished mirror finish.
A new feature called dual sight allows users to record video or take pictures with both rear and front camera at the same time.
We'll be sure to fully test the battery on the Nokia 8 for our upcoming full review.
Four colours will be available: polished blue, tempered blue, polished copper and steel.
The device looks like a fairly typical flagship phone in most respects: It's got a strong chipset, a sharp display, dual cameras, and the like. The 10nm processor is found in most flagships of 2017 such as the HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xperia XZ Premium and is arguably one of the most powerful processors in the market now. The Nokia 8 features a simple but boxy body with an aluminium frame, a pretty standard 5.3-inch QHD screen, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
The Nokia 8 also features a 3090mAh battery, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on board.
In terms of Connectivity, the Nokia 8 supports dual-SIM dual standby (depending on the markets) using the Hybrid Dual SIM configuration.
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship smartphone in the Nokia since the brand returned to the market after a three-year absence, led by HMD Global. No US release date yet, but that can change at any point in time.
With a suggested price of €599 (Australian numbers TBA, but that translates to about $889), it looks like Nokia isn't shying away from other Android flagships either. Also, the smartphone has the IP54 rating that makes it splash proof. The phone comes with two 13MP + 13MP Zeiss cameras present on the back. Does the brand carry the clout of a modern smartphone maker?
The new smartphone will feature a Carl Zeiss brand dual-camera setup, as previously rumoured. On the front is also a 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus, F/2.0 aperture and a 78.4˚ field of view. One camera is a color sensor while the other is monochrome. Lastly, the Nokia 8 has physical buttons in a world where even Samsung is switching things up.
Audio has also gotten a little extra attention thanks to OZO Audio, which borrows tech from Nokia's $US40,000 ($50,448) 360 camera so you can capture immersive spatial sound right on the phone.
The bothie mode (yes, really) is similar to what we've seen Samsung and LG do in the past, and it will activate both the front and rear cameras to capture photos or video. The document contains a table showing the pricing of several devices, including the Nokia 8, which is listed at €517.42; bearing in mind that this price may fluctuate between European Union member states it could be anything between €515 and €520 across the continent.
The Nokia 8 has been launched in the United Kingdom with a price tag of Euro 599 (roughly Rs. 45,200 or US$ 705) and will be made available for purchase starting early September in four attractive body shades including Polished Blue (glossy finish), Polished Copper (glossy finish), Tempered Blue (matte finish), and Steel (matte finish).
"One of the fastest ways of getting [Android] O will be to get our new flagship", HMD Global's Sarvikas added.