Upgraded Nokia 8 (with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space) to be released next month

Launched earlier this month in select markets, the Nokia 8currently has only one official variant - featuring 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB ofstorage space. If you think that's not enough, you should be happy to find outthat an upgraded Nokia 8 is coming soon. According to WinFuture, HMD Globalconfirmed that a Nokia 8 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space will bereleased on October 20 in Germany.


Just a couple of days ago, a Nokia 8 with 6 GB of RAM and128 GB of storage space was spotted at the FCC (the US Federal CommunicationCommission). This means that the handset could be launched in the US soon, thoughthere's no confirmation on this yet.


In Germany,the upgraded Nokia 8 will cost €669, which is €90 over the price of the 4 GB /64 GB model. When and if it's released in the US, the Nokia 8 will probably notcost more than $700 unlocked.  


More RAM and extra storage space aside, the upgraded Nokia 8will not be different from the current model. Thus, it's going to offerfeatures like a metal, splash-resistant case, a 5.3-inch screen with 1440 x2560 pixels, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, a Zeiss-branded dual rearcamera, and a 3090 mAh battery.

source: WinFuture (translated)  

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3090 mAh



1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Seriously goodwill points for Nokia on this decision, the OG specs were fine enough as they were.

2. Wario unregistered

That's a lot of devices that they are releasing in a short period of time. I think they need to simplify their offerings first because they are competing in a very competitive market.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22773; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is all kinds of awesome! It’ll be great having the bumped up specs Nokia 8 in the states. Can’t wait to get my hands on one. HMD/Nokia are really firing on all cylinders, and it’s great that they are covering all aspects of the market (from the very low end, to the high end) with their handsets. Smart business move to get the masses aware of their smartphones and get their presence out there.

4. osterrich21

Posts: 190; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

An overdose of smartphones...

6. Wario unregistered

I agree. It's overkill. I'm already confused because there's so many choices and I shouldn't be confused.

13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1485; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

If this already confuses you, I can't even imagine how hard it must be for you to buy a car or a computer then. utterly impossible I'm guessing.

16. Wario unregistered

I say confused for a lack of a better word.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22773; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely not. Having enough smartphones to cover the market, from low and to high end, is a sound strategy. The only way this could be considered an “overdose” is if they released like 10 of the same Smartphone with the exact same feature set for the same segment of the market. Think of this in the same vein as the Galaxy S8/S8+, or the iPhone 8/8+. Besides, the upgraded specs not only make it future proof, it allows the Nokia 8 to comfortably compete with today’s high end smartphones from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Apple, and others.

10. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Your statement is indicative of one who understands the use of smart business tactics, meanestgenius.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22773; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, doc! I prefer to have an informed opinion/comment as opposed to making one that’s fueled by negativity because I don’t like someone or something.

15. Wario unregistered

May I ask what you are trying to say, doc? Just curious about the point you are trying to make.

18. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

The point that I have could not be any clearer. The individual in which my comment intended for has understood it quite well.

5. osterrich21

Posts: 190; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

We need all this?Or just the chicken with gold's eggs for industries. Disgusting

8. Wario unregistered

I don't think this is what an already saturated market needs. I think some choices are good, but flooding the market with many different variations of the same product is not a sound business strategy.

17. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

how is two variants "many different variation" ?? you're being a little over dramatic

9. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

If one were to use your logic, it would be akin to saying that smartphone manufacturers that provide choices for the entire spectrum of the smartphone market are folly for doing so. Samsung, Huawei, and even Apple, among others, are exactly this, using your logic. Luckily, none of these smartphone manufacturers subscribe to your way of thinking, instead choosing to use a much better, and more appropriate, business strategy.

14. Wario unregistered

I assume you are talking to me? I am not saying that they shouldn't provide a smartphone for all segments. What I am saying is that they should not release too many smartphones all at once. Especially if they are multiple variations of the same model. You don't want to dilute your brand especially if you don't really have one at the moment.

19. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Were you actually paying attention to how the “reply” function is set up, you would have been able to surmise that my statement was in response to comment #5, and not your own. Unless, of course, you are admitting that the account of the individual in comment #5 is actually your own mxyzptlk, or flash, or mxyzptlkZ, or whatever other name you happen to go by here on this very site. Yes, I am aware that this is you, as your last two accounts, Flash and mxyzptlkZ, have been banned from this site, so you have now created this one. Only, you’re committing the exact same acts as you have using your previous accounts. Nokia has not launched multiple smartphones of the same variation. This launch of the Nokia 8 with beefier specifications is in the same vein as Huawei, Samsung, Apple and others, with their plus and pro models. If you are saying that by doing this they are releasing too many smartphones all at once, then the same flawed logic must be used for the aforementioned smartphone manufacturers as well. The Nokia brand has been around long before Apple, Samsung and many others, and Nokia fans are feverently loyal to the brand. It is for this reason that they couldn’t possibly be “diluting” their brand, and you truly have shown that you are not very knowledgeable about Nokia in the least.

11. Alter

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Sounds good, I'm very interested in this variant.

20. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

I thought the Nokia 9 was coming out? Will it have 8gb of Ram?

22. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Was? What do you mean by that? That phone isn't even release yet.

21. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Phone does not excel at any aspect. Why not make something different, go with an 1/1.5" sensor like in lumia 1020?

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