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Nokia 8 To Be Launched On August 16, Invites Being Sent Out

Nokia 8, the much-awaited flagship Android smartphone from HMD Global, will be launched on August 16. The company is reportedly sending out invites for the launch event as we write this. There have been plenty of rumours regarding the phone so far, some even suggesting that the real flagship will be the Nokia 9.

However, this invite, courtesy The Verge, more or less suggests that the Nokia 8 will be the company’s first Android flagship.

Nokia 8 Specifications

The Nokia 8 may sport a 5.3 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of ~518 PPI. It is expected to have a dual camera module with 2 lenses of 13MP each with Zeiss optics. The front camera is expected to be a 12Mp shooter.

Nokia 8

Almost all reports and sightings of the Nokia 8 suggest that the phone will pack a Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. The device is expected to have 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

The Nokia 8 will most likely run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Based on Nokia’s Android smartphones portfolio, we can expect this one to be a near-stock Android experience. Fresh renders show a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and LED Notification light. We can also expect dual speakers on the phone.

Coming to the battery, we may see a big 4,000 mAh non-removable battery. The presence of NFC is not yet confirmed but the device will certainly have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

More recently, the Nokia 8 was also leaked in gold colour. However, it is expected that the phone will also come in steel and blue colours.