HMD officials hint to new smartphone with display larger than Nokia 8


With the recent flagship launch, the Nokia brand is back in business, hopefully, for many years to come. Although Nokia is not the company behind the new Android smartphones, HMD is doing a great job restoring the name of the Finnish company to its previous glory.

Nokia 8 is expected to make its debut in Europe in early September for €599, but HMD has no immediate plans to release it in the United States. Even though there are other flagships with slightly better specs (OnePlus 5), the Nokia 8 is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7.

In an interview for Russian publication 4pda.ru, Neil Broadley, Global Marketing Manager for HMD, said that his company does not plan to compete with Samsung or Apple. Instead, HMD will “focus on what will be best for users,” which is a huge difference.

And for those who are not yet convinced that Nokia 8 is a great device, HMD officials made a hint to an upcoming smartphone that will boast a display larger than the company's current flagship device. The said handset is expected “to meet the needs of absolutely all users,” but it's unclear whether or not it will be introduced by the end of the year.

source: 4pda.ru (translated) via NPU

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34 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

"HMD has no immediate plans to release [Nokia 8] in the United States" Bummer. I was excited about this. May import.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

This happened with the Nokia 6, and it became available in the states relatively soon.

26. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Black bezels are outdated. Match the phones colour, make it transparent or no bezel at all. Black bezel - a guarantee for failure.

29. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And what if you're wrong? Not everybody in world would want an s8 design. I think nokia 8 will still gain sales if not as big as huawei or samsung's.

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It is not Nokia it is HMD actually. Nokia is dead

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://www.hmdglobal.com http://www.nokia.com/en_int You should revise your statement.

20. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

What does those links provide about revising of a statement, and what statement are you talking about? Are you talking about the statement that HMD has no immediate plans to release the Nokia 8 in the United States?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

The links clearly show, if one bothers to read them, that Nokia isn't dead and that Nokia has many of its former employees working for HMD, and they sit on the board of HMD. He/she didn't make any statement regarding the Nokia 8 at all.

24. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I don't know if you were trying to clapback at me or something, but I honestly asked a simple question. The way the page was setup when I viewed it, comments weren't in thread form. So I wasn't sure what your comment was referring to, the Phonearena article, or another commenter. Or I wasn't sure if it was pertaining to the article, what exact statement you were referring to. I actually did read the sources you cited, but once again, that wasn't the thing that was the confusion, it was what was the cited links in response to. Even now, the comments still aren't in thread format, and I'm just now seeing how the reply system works "in response to #20." Which can cause lots of confusion, considering that's not bold(ed) or anything.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, why would clap back at you? You didn't say anything offensive to me. I only clap back at those that clap at me. I was talking about what comment #2 said when he/she said that Nokia isn't HMD and that Nokia is dead. The links proves that he/she is wrong.

32. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

"The links clearly show, if one bothers to read them." I don't know, but clearly is like basically saying someone is stupid. "It's like saying, "if you could read," "if you were paying attention." But no biggie, was just saying in case you didn't understand where I was coming from.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Dude, you're making a mountain out of a mold hill. If I was coming at you, believe me, you'd know.

21. viandrona

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

This is just a personal opinion. I think HMD is Nokia's way of testing the waters. They're playing it safe, since they made at least 3 crucial mistakes in the past. Biggest mistake was going exclusively with Windows. The other two mistakes, related to this one, are killing Meego and treating Android as a joke. I'm talking about the ill fated Nokia X. Their low end android phone with a Windows Phone-like skin on top. That phone was completely unnecessary, since at the time, windows phone 8 ran perfectly fine on low end hardware. Going back to Nokia and HMD. Although HMD is officially an independent company, I'm not sure how true that is, since many if not most of their board of directors is comprised of former Nokia employees and Nokia has a representative on the board. This is just Nokia playing it safe. And if their new venture into the smartphone realm is a success, I think it's fairly possible to see a merger between the two (or Nokia purchasing HMD) sometime in the future. As for Nokia phones being manufactured by Foxconn... So are iPhones. And I don't see people running around and saying iPhones are not Apple products. :))

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. You bring up some valid points, especially the last part of your comment.

15. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Looks like someone was triggered by your response even though it's technically correct. Nokia is dead and is basically just a brand now under HMD.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like you're as much of a complete idiot regarding Nokia as the person that made the initial comment. He/she is far from correct, and so are you. That's why I post links, to make ignorant fools like you look even more foolish and ignorant.

30. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nokia dead? You must be a true NOOB, they are alive and kickin since 1865!

33. Beijendorf unregistered

Nokia is very much alive, but in the telecom and technology research sector.

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

Nokia 9 will probably be taking the place of Nokia 8 in the States with an OLED screen and more complex camera arrangement.

14. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I don't know about "taking the place of Nokia 8 in the States" but I do hope that it's a flagship with an 18:9 screen and an SD 835/836 with 4/6 gb of ram, instead of a mid-ranger (Nokia 7?) I'm confident that whatever it is, that it will eventually come to North America, as will the Nokia 8.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm sure the Nokia 8 will make its way stateside, just like the Nokia has. The Nokia 9 is the real flagship of Nokia. The Nokia 8 is a high end device, and place holder for the flagship. Still can't wait to get the Nokia 8, then on to the Nokia 9.

7. Duncdawg26

Posts: 170; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Maybe it's the midrange 7 with a real midrange chip

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Smaller bezels please and i might switch back to Android after a few years!

11. samgsam

Posts: 147; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

As if iPhones are bezel-less? If you are not using an Android phone then I'm sure whatever phone you are using has the same amount of bezels as that of the Nokia 8.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

When did he say he uses an iPhone?

28. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I will never buy or use an iphone! You should learn to read! Actually the bezels on my 950XL are smaller!

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

"Even though there are other flagships with slightly better specs (OnePlus 5)..." Wait... What?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, they're bugging with that one, lol.

12. samgsam

Posts: 147; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

It is still to be seen if OP5 is better than Nokia 8 or not. I'm sure that when it comes to build quality, Nokia wins hands down. But performance tests need to be done.

16. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The Pixel 2 will be a better spec phone although the Nokia 8 is high end.

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