Nokia 8, is that you? HMD sends out press invites for a 'milestone' August 16 event

Nokia 8, is that you? HMD sends out press invites for a 'milestone' August 16 event

The resurrected Nokia brand, now offering Android and feature phones, already covered the gamut from lowly $30 burners to upper midrange handsets, and, nostalgia or not, is slowly making headway in Europe, Asia and even the US markets. The only thing lacking in the HMD Global, the new Nokia owners's portfolio, is a true flagship to wave to naysayers. That may be about to change soon, as, after weeks of color-coded leaks, a press invitations are being sent for a grand unveiling on August 16.

"HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones," reads the HMD event invite, and we can't help but think this is where the Nokia 8 will be coming into play. The event is scheduled for London at 7:30PM local time on August 16th (2:30pm Eastern), indicating an important step for the revamped Nokia brand indeed. As a reminder, the Nokia 8 is expected to boast a 5.3-inch QHD display, full metal body, dual 13MP rear cameras co-developed with Zeiss, a beefy Snapdragon 835 chipset, and 4GB or 6GB of RAM models. 

It all sounds pretty svelte, especially if we indeed get a flagship level performance, while the price is more in line with the upper midrange category, as there is a dearth of high-specc'd phones with reasonable pricing this year, so we will keep our eyes and ears peeled for you over the expected Nokia event in three weeks or so.

source: The Verge

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
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  • Battery 3090 mAh

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31 Comments

1. Jacksie66 unregistered

Another rectangular slab with similar specs to everyother flagship. Give us another Nokia 3650 or something mad like that..

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Might be another slab with similar hardware to every other one... But differentiation is done in software SIDS of things. Looking forward to the Nokia 8.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

...in the software *side* of things... not SIDS. Damn autocorrect.

5. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

True. Also, I have confidence in Nokia. Already, one of the first thing they did was to partner with Zeiss. Nokia know their roots. I have confidence in their products, hardware and software side.

12. Acdc1a

Posts: 463; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I want to have confidence in Nokia. The Nokia 6 that's sitting on my desk is a beautiful piece of hardware. It just doesn't work for its primary function and that's as a phone. The wireless radio in this device would make an iPhone blush.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. They will different on the software side, as well as build quality and signal/reception and battery life. These are things that Nokia are known for, in addition to camera tech.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"The software side". It is gonna be a near vanilla android experience. If they keep on the fast updates, then that is a boon. Add in the CZ cameras and it will be a hell of a phone, regardless of how similar it is spec wise to the other flagships. Hell, that's normal for flagships.

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Another slab but will be the best quality slab you can get. HMD is moving in the right direction. I hope for lumia 1030 successor.

6. aboona777

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

in my opinion... it needs to be priced no more than $500, to re-establish its ground in the market today.. or else people will just go for OP5, for example.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. Can't wait to see what this is all about. Release this flagship beast, Nokia.

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The only beast to be released is the Pixel 2.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't ask for your opinion. Tell it to someone who cares about it.

26. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Open forum, remember? So get over it.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right after you get over my challenging your trolling comments and putting you in your place because of them.

32. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You heard me, open forum, so shut up and stop crying.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right back at you, crybaby.

37. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You first, bch.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop projecting, babybtch.

9. surethom

Posts: 1561; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please come with 6gb not just 4gb ram. Then this may be my next phone as The onePlus 5 does not have video stabilization on 4k Video

13. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Better be priced right or it's DOA. Too many players in the $500+ range.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I agree. I kind of wished that it had stereo speakers in order to take advantage of those bezels.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, like Apple finally got around to doing with the iPhone.

21. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

*blows whistle* Deflection, 10 yard penalty.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you are deflecting from what I said, and you do deserve a 10 penalty for it. Glad you're admitting it.

27. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You can't even get the wording correct.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can't even get punctuation correct.

33. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You can't even get laid correct, let alone at all.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now that's not true. How do you think your mom actually got pregnant with you in the first place? Plot twist: you're my wayward son, and I've come to put you in your place.

38. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You wish. You can't even last one second, which explains why you call yourself MEANESTgenius. That explains why you suck up to Darkkmite.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21186; Member since: May 28, 2014

You being my wayward son is something that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Who want a pathetic no-life having troll like you as child? I know I don't, but hey, accidents happen, and you're most certainly an accident.

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