HMD Global has silently announced a massive price drop on its last year’s flagship Nokia 8 smartphone. Apart from this, the mid-range Nokia 5 also gets a price cut in India. The price cut has not been confirmed by the company yet and it is also not sure if it is permanent or for a limited period of time.
The price cut on Nokia phones has actually been revealed by a Mumbai based smartphone retailer Mahesh Telecom. The dealer has announced new prices of Nokia 8 and Nokia 5 on his Twitter profile. Nokia 8 is priced at Rs. 28,999 form its original price of Rs. 38,000. Similarly, the 3GB variant of Nokia 5 is now priced at Rs. 12,499.
Nokia 8 now for Rs. 28999 /-
Nokia 5 3GB now for Rs. 12499 /- pic.twitter.com/LXyIGdTMze
— Mahesh Telecom (@MAHESHTELECOM) February 1, 2018
The price drop on Nokia 8 and Nokia 5 is not confirmed by HMD Global yet. The smartphones are available at their original price on both Flipkart and Amazon. However, it is possible that the Finnish company may soon officially announce the new prices of the smartphones.
Nokia 8 Specifications
The Nokia 8 is HMD Global’s first flagship smartphone, launched back in October 2017 with a metal unibody design and comes with a 5.3-inch IPS-LCD panel with Quad HD resolution. Nokia 8 currently runs on stock Android 8.0 Oreo.
In terms of camera, the Nokia 8 sports a dual 13MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It is an RGB + Monochrome setup. Up front, there is a 13MP camera for selfies and video calling. The phone also has a Bothie feature which lets you use both the rear and front cameras together.
The Nokia 8 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 GPU. The phone packs 4GB RAM and 64GB UFS storage. There is also option up to 256GB expandable storage using a microSD card.
Nokia 5 Specifications
Nokia 5 features 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. In terms of optics, the phone sports a 13MP autofocus rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED Flash. There is an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Coming to hardware, the Nokia 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor, coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. This combination is backed by 2GB or 3GB RAM along with 16GB internal storage. The device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update.