Nokia 8 press images appear online ahead of July 31 launch, release may follow Nokia 6 path

Upcoming Nokia 8

After a series of speculations, it has finally been revealed that the Nokia 8 will be the company’s top-tier phone and not the Nokia 9.

This comes after notorious leaker Evan Blass published the first images of the Nokia 8 ahead of the phone’s release on July 31. As you may already know, the Finnish company has released three Android smartphones in Nokia 6, 5 and 3, but not all markets have seen the trio so far.

The Nokia 6 was first released in China back in January and recently made its way to the U.S., six months later. If anything, this could also be the same path the upcoming Nokia 8 will take, which could mean folks in the U.S. – and Europe – might start buying the phone towards the end of the year. We cannot guarantee this, but it would indeed be a long wait before fans get to taste the best of the best from HMD Global.

Details on the specs of the Nokia 8 remain hazy; however, several benchmarks have suggested that the phone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which has a clock speed of 2.45GHz. As expected from a high-end phone, the RAM on board will be 4GB alongside 64GB of expandable storage, but we can’t rule out the possibility of another 6GB RAM variant.

From the leaked images, we can see that the phone will ship with a dual-lens camera on the back, which reports claim will be a pair of 13MP sensors courtesy of industry experts Carl Zeiss. Software-wise, Android 7.1.1 Nougat will run the show out of the box and for the display, a 5.3-inch QHD panel has been mooted.

Not so long ago, Win Future reported that the Nokia 8 will be priced at 589 euros, which is about $675. Also, the German publication confirmed that the phone will ship in four color variants of steel, gold/copper, gold/blue and blue, which appears in the picture above.

Given that the Nokia 6 was made official for a global release in late February but it has yet to hit the many markets across the globe, including Kenya (officially), it might take quite some time before the high-end Nokia phone makes its debut locally. Hopefully, it won’t be long enough for fans to forget about its existence, especially now that everyone seems occupied by the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 8.

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