From Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 to Nokia 8: After shifting from one guardian to another, Nokia mobile phone brand seems to be settling down now. Under the new leadership of HMD Global, this year, Nokia has already launched three smartphone and have tried to bring back Nokia 3310 in a new avatar. According to reports, more smartphone launches are in pipeline by the end of this year. Three of its smartphones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – have been appreciated by reviewers for attracting design, decent specs and affordability. But it is still a long way to go for Nokia. Companies like Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, Xiomi among others have very competitive products in the budget and mid-premium segments.
One segment which Nokia is yet to touch is the premium segment that is dominated by likes of Apple and Samsung. But now there is reports which suggest that Nokia is working on Nokia 8 which is likely to be a breakthrough device in the premium category. Nokia has not said anything officially about Nokia 8 but smartphone pundits predict that Nokia 8 would be one of the biggest launch from Nokia that will target at premium end of the market giving huge competition to the existing players.
According to multiple reports Nokia 8 is likely to have following specifications.
Nokia 8 Bezel-less design
Nokia 8 is expected to feature a 6-inch display with 2K resolution, which will be integrated within a bezel-less panel. The handset could also offer protection against dust and water with IP68 certification. A freshly leaked image by a Chinese source offered a glimpse of the Nokia 8 in black, blue, purple and grey shades, which looks promising.
Nokia 8 Iris scanner
Fingerprint scanners are pretty standard in smartphones. Nokia 8 smartphone will boast iris scanner, which will authenticate its owner. It remains unclear if the new sensor will be same as the one found on Samsung Galaxy S8, which can be tricked with a photograph, or utilise upgraded 3D sensor like the one Apple is rumoured to introduce in iPhone 8.
Nokia 8 Camera
Nokia 8 could get a dual camera setup at the back or get a capable 23 MP sensor with advanced photography skills. Nokia 8 is also expected to have a 12 MP front-facing snapper for all your selfies. HMD Global recently announced a strategic partnership with Carl Zeiss – the popular camera lens manufacturer that enhanced photography capabilities in Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 phones back in the days. This partnership will yield a fruitful outcome, and it is obvious a flagship smartphone will have what HMD and Carl Zeiss have to offer.
Nokia 8 Performance
Nokia 8 will bag Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, which has powered handsets of today like Sony Xperia XZ Premium and OnePlus 5. Combining this powerful chipset with at least 6 GB of RAM will do wonders.
Nokia 8 Price
Nokia 8 will cost around ¥3188, which is around $469. Nokia 8 will stand tall between other flagships as consumers search for a worthy high-end smartphone.