HMD confirms Nokia 8 will not be coming to the U.S., says it's not “properly banded”
by Cosmin Vasile / Oct 11, 2017, 11:59 PM
Sad news for Nokia fans in the United States, as HMD has just confirmed that its flagship won't be launched in this region. Although previous reports from various sources suggested Nokia 8 might eventually be launched in the US, it appears that the smartphone hasn't been designed for this particular market.
However, not all is lost for US customers, as HMD plans to develop another portfolio of devices specifically built for this market. Some of these devices might be announced as early as Q1 2018 if we are to believe the latest rumors.
The HMD official who confirmed the information also said his company is already working on bringing a new set of devices to the US market, so don't fret just yet.
- Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3090 mAh
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Well, this just flat out sucks. If I have to wait until next year for a Nokia flagship to come to the states, I’ll spend my money elsewhere. Huawei, for example, has been really wowing me with their smartphones as of late. I’ll look to pick up a Nokia flagship sometime in the middle of next year.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 12:10 AM 1
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My god - why not
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 12:13 AM 0
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my guess is Qualcomm, Nokia and Qualcomm have agreement for 15 years to use each other patents but i think that agreement dont apply to HMD, HMD should pay royalities first to Qualcomm, Ericson and other players so that they can official anounce phone in US.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 12:52 AM 0
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Can someone explain simply why LTE banding is such a problem with phones? As a layman, it seems that the majority of hardware is relatively similar. Does it come down to issues with licensing the proper banding? Software? I see some phones that have 20+ LTE bands and others that only offer 4 or 5 bands. I would think that with all things being equal, more brands would want to enable more bands to decrease the number of models (and confusion offered) while possibly increasing a customer base by expanded opportunities.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 7:33 AM 0
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Still eyeballing a Nokia 6 anyways...
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 8:28 AM 0
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