HMD official flagship Nokia 8 and Specs, Price, Availability Reveals

Nokia just took the wraps off the Nokia 8 flagship, the one we’ve all been waiting months to hear about!

Let’s dive right into it and look at the key specs:

5.3in IPS LCD Display – QHD Resolution, 700nits Brightness, Gorilla Glass 5 (2.5D Glass)

6000 Series Milled Aluminium Body – IP54 Certified, 7.9mm Thickness

Carl Zeiss Dual-Camera (Primary, Rear-Facing) – 13MP (Colour & Monochrome), f/2.0 Aperture, 1.12µm Pixels, Laser Autofocus, Dual-LED Flash, OIS (Colour Sensor)

Secondary/Front Camera – 13MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 1.12µm Pixels, Phase Detection Autofocus

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC

64GB Onboard Storage

MicroSD Card Support

Android 7.1 Nougat

Design-wise it’s looking about as gorgeous as we expected from Nokia iphone glass replacement (not to mention the leaks we’d seen already) with some great metallic colour choices, and curved glass edging meeting the metallic rear panel.

Some other interesting bits of info include the way in which Nokia’s camera team – OZO – has developed a “Dual-Sight” feature which allows users to livestream to Facebook and Youtube from both front and rear cameras. This also incorporates 360° spatial surround binaural audio recording, which Nokia claims will capture sound to a quality level intended to match the 4K video recording.

HMD has also partnered with Google to make Google Photos the default gallery application with unlimited cloud photo storage.

The Nokia 8 has been given an RRP of €600 and will be available globally from September. It will ship with Android Nougat initially, but should get Android O after it is officially announced by Google. HMD is yet to reveal the update schedule, understandably.

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Is it too late for Nokia, already?

After selling its mobile devices division to Microsoft in September 2013, last year in May, Nokia announced that HMD Global will take over its feature ipad battery replacement business and soon went on to sign a long-term license with HMD making it the exclusive manufacturer for Nokia branded phones and tablets. Quickly post that, rumours started to pour in saying that Nokia might as well make the grand comeback in MWC 2017 which held in Barcelona, Spain. And guess what, Nokia did announce its comeback unveiling three smartphones along with the reincarnation of Nokia 3310, at the event. However, since then, the hype slowly settled in and when Nokia finally entered the Indian market in June 2017, people seemed to have moved on from all the buzz. But why?

Is it too late for Nokia, already?Poor Marketing Strategy

It’s true, Nokia didn’t need a specific marketing strategy because let’s admit it, everyone of us already knew how Nokia once use to rule the mobile devices market. However, people were more fascinated about the Nokia, as a brand, coming back rather than its new line of products. We are surely not counting the nostalgic Nokia 3310 here, but, little did anyone knew about the other products such as the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and even the Nokia 6 which actually sold quite a bit in China.

There were two reasons why this happened. First, Nokia was too ambiguous about the launch and entering various markets around the world. Second, when the time came, Nokia struggled to gain the hype this time.

Availability and Time Gap

This whole picture could have been a lot different if Nokia had decided to bring all its devices just after the MWC 2017. There was this couple of months period, where everyone was going bonkers over Nokia coming back. However, all the hype eventually settled in and maybe it was too late for Nokia when it actually brought its products to the shelves. A similar set of events happened with LG last year when it launched the V20 in India. The device, expectedly, didn’t do well because of an unnecessary availability gap between global and India launch. Contrary to this, Samsung does a pretty good job of making its devices available just after the launch and even Google with its Pixel.

Also, a lot of retailers in the country have been complaining about the shortage of Nokia devices, including 3310, and this development is creating an adverse effect in the minds of consumers who still are looking to buy Nokia phone. The company on its part said to us that they are a startup and such teething issues are expected.

No X-factor in Nokia products

Apart from the brand, the new range of Nokia products had one of the most wanted changes – Android. Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 ran on the latest version of Android and it was a move which could have actually saved the company back in 2013. However, the combination of Android along with its rebranding strategy didn’t quite work out for Nokia, mainly because this time Nokia had to scuff heaps of competition coming in from the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, Gionee etc. The Indian smartphone market already had iPad Mini parts with better specifications at a lower price and this is where Nokia lost the battle.

Can Nokia still save its comeback?

While the mid range segment didn’t welcome Nokia with open hands, the Finnish giant is now planning to try its hand in the premium segment. It’s latest offering, Nokia 8, is rumoured to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip fitted under a 5.3-inch Quad HD display. Being a flagship, it is expected to come with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For the photography enthusiasts, rumour has it that Nokia 8 will come with a Carl Zeiss lens with a 13-megapixel sensor at the back and 8-megapixel front camera.

Although Nokia 8 looks promising on paper, competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5 will not be easy. But ‘Price and Timely Availability’ can be a crucial decider this time and we hope Nokia is listening.

Nokia’s FLAGSHIP Android Phone is Shaping Up To Be A BEAST

A batch of new leaked details and images have revealed the Nokia 8’s design, specs, and pricing

Well this is interesting; in the wake of multiple Nokia 8 leaks showcasing the phone’s design, Nokia itself seems to have slipped up (or is that “slipped up”) and posted the handset on an official web page.

Nokia’s Chinese language website posted the image you can see below, which was recorded via Chines social media sources.

Now, previously it was rumoured that Nokia would launch the Smartphone parts on July 31, but one thing that’s been noticed about this leak is the phone’s display shows the date as July 21 – tomorrow. Traditionally some phone manufacturers have taken to putting the phone launch date on the handset’s lock screen as a hint in teaser images. However, with that said, earlier leaks have shown the same phone with the date as June 20, so it might not be connected.

Following the reveal that HMD has signed a partnership with optics specialist Carl Zeiss – reviving the old partnership between Carl Zeiss and the Nokia brand – reliable Twitter tipster @evleaks has unearthed an image of the alleged dual-camera module to feature on the next flagship (whether Nokia 8 or Nokia 9).

No further camera details were revealed in the leak, but we can see the presence of two camera sensors in the top of the lozenged shaped module, the Zeiss logo, and two further cut-outs which appear to be a dual-tone LED flash (bottom) and what could be a laser autofocus module.

However, @evleaks appears to have followed up on this leak, which was something of a teaser showing only an isolated part of the phone. Writing for Venturebeat, he’s now posted a full image of the Nokia 8 flagship; this is supposedly an official press render, which given his track record is quite easy to believe.

The article reveals the dual-sensor camera will be rated at 13MP (that is each sensor) and the ipad replacement screen will be loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

And hot on the heels of the above leak, @evleaks once again showcased another image of the handset, this time in a silver or “steel” colour. We’ve already seen the rumoured blue colour above, which now only leaves blue/gold and gold/copper.

Latest Nokia 8 leak details upcoming flagship in silver

We got a first look at HMD Global’s upcoming Nokia 8 flagship courtesy of Evan Blass‏, and the noted leakster has detailed the silver color variant of the iPhone glass replacement in a new leak. Aside from the silver hue, there aren’t any differences from the blue Nokia 8 that was leaked yesterday.

Nokia 8 silver The Nokia 8 will be the first flagship device from HMD Global, and the phone is expected to offer top-notch internals along with a near-stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The rumored specs hint at a 5.3-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835, at least 4GB of RAM, and dual 13MP cameras at the back.

The phone is likely to make its debut sometime in late July for the equivalent of $600, with HMD Global once again turning to Carl Zeiss optics to deliver the “ultimate imaging experience possible on an iPhone parts .”

Nokia, Xiaomi Announce Business Collaboration

Nokia and Xiaomi on Wednesday announced business collaboration agreement and a multi-year patent agreement which includes cross licensing for each company’s cellular standard essential patents. Under the new business agreement, Xiaomi also acquired patent assets from Nokia.

Nokia, Xiaomi Announce Business Collaboration, Multi-Year Patent DealThe Finnish firm, which focuses on telecommunication network equipment, will likely help its Chinese partner gain technological advancements, and help it with its operations in over 30 countries. Apart from iphone replacement screen business, the agreement will also benefit Xiaomi with its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem which the Chinese company claims crossed over 60 million connected devices. Xiaomi claims that there are now over 8 million daily active connected devices on the Mi Ecosystem platform.

The new partnership between Xiaomi and Nokia will mean that the latter will offer network infrastructure equipment usually required by large Web providers and data centre operators. The partnership will also mean that both Nokia and Xiaomi will work together on optical transport solutions for data centre interconnect, IP routing based on Nokia’s newly announced FP4 network processor, and a data centre fabric solution.The agreement follows a partnership announced in February this year for Xiaomi’s ‘private cloud’ network

Both the companies will also be working on areas like Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality (or AR and VR), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Commenting on the agreement, Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia said, “Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with them. In addition to welcoming such a prominent global technology company to our family of patent licensees, we look forward to working together on a wide range of strategic projects.”

Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi also commented on the partnership, saying, “Our collaboration with Nokia will enable us to tap on its leadership in building large, high performance networks and formidable strength in software and services, as we seek to create even more remarkable products and services that deliver the best user experience to our Mi fans worldwide.”

Separately, a report claims that Xiaomi may have got its first smartphone brand partner for its in-house SoC chipset dubbed Surge S1.

According to PhoneArena’s report, HMD Global and Xiaomi have signed a deal which will mean that a future Nokia smartphone will feature Surge S1 SoC. Unfortunately, there’s no word when we will get to see first iphone replacement featuring Xiaomi Surge S1 SoC.

It’s worth mentioning that the deal between HMD Global and Xiaomi is separate from the Nokia and Xiaomi partnership.