Nokia’s upcoming flagship Android smartphone, Nokia 8, will be launched in a few hours. The Nokia 8 will launch at noon on August 17 at an event in London. This smartphone takes its place above other Nokia products such as Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The company hopes to compete with iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with the Nokia 8, and we will soon find out if Nokia’s ambition is realized through this flagship smartphone.
The Nokia 8 launch time is 7.30pm BST (12am IST), according to invitations sent out by HMD Global. According to previous leaks, the Nokia 8 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and has a 5.3-inch QHD display; A variant with Android 8.0.0 has also been leaked online. Those rumors claimed that the smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Leaks also expect the smartphone to come in variants with 6 GB of RAM and 8 GB of RAM. It is rumored to have two 13-megapixel rear cameras with Carl Zeiss optics, and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera is also expected.
A recent report suggests that the Nokia will cost 8,589 euros (about 43,400 rupees). That price puts it in a lower bracket compared to other flagship smartphones on the market today. It is also below the previously tipped price of EUR 749 (approximately Rs. 55,300). We will learn more about the smartphone once it launches. With just a few hours left of the Nokia 8’s launch, the wait for all the official specs and price isn’t too long.
Update: The Nokia 8 has been unveiled with HMD Global announcing its specs, price and India release plans.
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