Nokia 8 The Way it should Be
Nokia once was known as the leading and most recognizable phone manufacturer and nobody could have predicted the final outcome and the fall of the company. Still, 2017 was supposed to be the year where Nokia once again will return in the big league and take its rightful spot at the top. Even though the branded Android phones of Nokia are technically produced by the outside company HMD Global, still the phone design and the name recognition have remained basically the same ever since the Company has announced the release of their first three smartphones earlier this year at the CES 2017.
The Nokia 3, 5 and 6 are all considered to be low end and budget phones. Just recently we saw that Nokia 6 has been made available for sale on Amazon as an exclusive device, and even though this low budget phone fared well among the audience due to its adept design and build quality, the fans are now becoming even more eager for release of a new flagship smartphone under the Nokia Brand, particularly due to the fact that their phones appear to run on stock Android.
There is some good news for those who were waiting for a high-end Nokia device, because the Nokia 8 was not only leaked into the press, but its launch date on August 16th was confirmed as well.
The images above show a really good looking device, shaped in the style of the other Nokia smartphones, featuring metal, rounded design and an elongated camera module which runs down the center of the phone.
The camera is speculated to have a dual-lens system with Carl Zeiss optics, but whether it will catches up to the leading camera manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Google, it yet remains to be seen.
Nokia 8 2017 Tech Specifications
When it comes to pure specs, the Nokia 8 is speculated to go head to head with the other high end Android phones of 2017. The device features display with measurements of 5.3” and a 2560x1440p resolution, which means that Nokia will remain using the standard 16:9 display ratio, which is different to the 18:5:9 and 18:9 resolutions that the likes of LG and Samsung are using. You will notice on the front side of the phone two large bezels at the top and bottom, along with a fingerprint sensor and hardware keys at the bottom of the device. Also, it is worth mentioning that the sides of the device seem comparatively slim. When it comes to the internal specs, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 835, 64 GB storage and a 4GB or 6GB RAM memory version (it depends on the configuration of the phone).
Currently there are no news about the battery capacity, while when it comes to the price, it is speculated that it will be a standard flagship phone price of about $600 to $700.
Also, knowing that the phone will first be launched in London, it is speculated that the US consumers will have to wait a bit longer before they are able to purchase the phone. In addition to this, there are no particular news about the carrier support and where the phones will be available to buy.
But, knowing that Nokia is on the right track, we can’t hide our excitement to see how far this renowned manufacturer will get in the future. So far, it is up to us to wait till August 16th to get additional info on how to purchase the phone and whether the new Nokia 8 will finally be able to compete with the already acclaimed flagship devices such as the Galaxy S8 or the upcoming Pixel 2.