Chinese retailer adds Nokia 8 placeholder with $465 price tag


HMD Global isn't supposed to bring any high-end Nokia smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year, if we are to believe the latest reports coming from various sources.

However, that doesn't seem to bother a particular Chinese retailer, which recently listed a Nokia 8 placeholder, the Finnish company's rumored the flagship. The listing indicates the smartphone could cost around $465, but since it's just a placeholder, the final price might be different.

It's worth noting that the same retailer, JD.com is the exclusive seller of the Nokia 6 in China. On the downside, the listing comes from a third-party retailer and doesn't include any information about availability.

The pictures shown on the website strongly resemble the Nokia 8 or P1 concept renders made by Nokia fans recently, so don't think that what you see on that placeholder page is the real device.

At this moment, it seems unlikely that HMD will announce a flagship smartphone at MWC 2017 later this month, but we shouldn't rule out the possibility.

The unannounced Nokia 8 is supposed to pack a Snapdragon 821/835 CPU and a large 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution display, coupled with either 64GB or 128GB of internal memory.

The good news is we won't have to wait too long to learn about HMD's plans, as the Finnish company announced its MWC press conference takes place in less than a week, on February 26.

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15 Comments

1. okinalex

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 02, 2017

Look at this bezels! What year is it, 2012?? Stay dead Nokia.

2. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I guess you haven't seen the new xperia series lol don't mind me but am actually looking forward to their devices

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

6. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

"PLACEHOLDER" placeholder (ˈpleɪsˌhəʊldə) n 1. (Mathematics) maths logic a symbol used in a logical or mathematical expression to represent another term or quantity that is not yet specified but may occupy that place later 2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a section of text that is placed in a document, etc temporarily until the final text is inserted there at a later stage 3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) commerce someone who occupies a position on behalf of someone else, such as a deputy during the absence of the superior officer 4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government someone who holds an official or government post, esp a post that is given as a reward for supporting the group now in power, rather than on merit

9. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

1: It is fake! 2: Have you seen the iphone bezels? Those are huge! 3: Nokia dead? Nokia never died you dummy! They exist since 1865, let's see if Google or Apple can achieve that!

12. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Man if this is the real Nokia8, just love the edgy corners. My Sony Z had those sharp edges, rather than the ugly iPhone's and specially the hideous nasty loking phone pixel and Htc10 and Htc9 Lg5....

14. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

tell that to sony & apple. LOLs!

3. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I dont think it is a smart idea to compete with flagships that are well established in the market such as Galaxy S series and Note Series and ofcourse the iPhone/iPhone Plus and the Oneplus 3T. I mean Nokia should be very innovative and offer something really new.. The other option they have is to penetrate the market through midrange smartphones first.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"The other option they have is to penetrate the market through midrange smartphones first." I'm gonna repeat myself once more: YOU DO NOT PENETRATE MARKETS WITH MIDRANGE PRODUCTS..... STOP ADVISING THAT! Name ONE company that has successfully survived using such a model? Just one. Nokia's brand is strong enough that being "affordable" would only hurt it further. As such, they should be determined to offer as few products as possible in as few market spaces ad possible. That's why the Nokia 8 NEEDS to be a flagship while holding flagship pricing and qualities. I'll repeat this again: MIDRANGERS DO NOT KEEP COMPANIES AFLOAT!

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Galaxy/Note series and iPhone all compete around the $650+ price range. I believe the cheapest iPhone goes for $650 and the cheapest S7 went for about $700 when it was brand new. This is supposedly competing in the $500 or less price range, about $150-$200 cheaper than most high end competitors. To say that there is a saturation of high-quality and high-end devices for $500 is just ignorant. Besides the OnePlus brand and a few other Chinese retailers, there isn't really an established brand that's taken over that price point. Also, FYI they are also supposed to be releasing a low-end and mid-range device as well.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

People just want everything for cheap nowadays, it's getting ridiculous.....

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I just really hope Nokia starts-off with success in the Android ecosystem. They've got solid brand reputation, after all.

13. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Count me in. Nokia fan too.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

SD835 for $465? :D and probably this phone will have great camera too,,, :D

15. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

So sad to see Nokia reduced to the shadow of it's former self. Thank god for Apple providing us with wonderful devices.

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