When Nokia decided to join the Android gang, it didn’t do things half-heartedly. In a relatively short amount of time, it has launched quite a number of devices and two more are on their way: the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. There has been a bit more hubub about the Nokia 9, but the Nokia 8 has stayed relatively under the radar. Until now.
Once again, Evan Blass is at the source of the leak. He’s shown us something that he thinks may be the next Nokia flagship. It looks rather nice actually, the glass edges are rounded and the camera on the rear looks quite elegant. Certain rumors are suggesting a 5.7-inch display, others say 5.3 inches. The smaller option would be interesting because it would imply that Nokia is putting forward a medium-sized screen albeit the general trend of increasing screen size, as seen in other recent flagship devices (take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6).
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 17 juillet 2017
A video has also been making the rounds, showing the device under different angles and confirming the photo leak.
The device bears the code name TA-1012. Benchmarking tests hint at some promising tech specs: Qualcomm’s octa-core processor (Snapgradon 835) and 4GB RAM memory. In short, it ticks the boxes for a standard 2017 flagship device.
When will the Nokia 8 officially be unveiled, you ask? According to Roland Quandt, we won’t have to wait long: it looks like it could be launched at the end of the month – it looks like it’ll be July 31 – at a retail price around $ 600. If we believe the rumors, then we only have 2 weeks to wait!
Nokia 8 TA-1004: SD835, 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage, Blue, Steel, Gold/Blue, Gold/Copper colors, ~end of July, <600€ https://t.co/FkiVVHNRK6
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) 15 juillet 2017
What do you think about Nokia’s new smartphone? Think it stands a chance against this year’s other flagships?