High-end Nokia 8 allegedly coming soon, could cost less than $600

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly coming soon, could cost less than $600
After launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, HMD Global is now (seemingly) getting ready to introduce at least one higher-end Android smartphone. Recently, we heard that a Nokia 8 and a Nokia 9 might be around the corner, and now we're learning that only one of these models may be released in the near future: the Nokia 8.

According to German website WinFuture (usually a reliable source), the Nokia 8 has the model number TA-1004. Not long ago, it's been assumed that the TA-1004 would be launched as the Nokia 9, but WinFuture has it that the phone's final name should be Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, further featuring 4 GB of RAM, dual SIM support, and 64 GB of internal memory. The handset likely sports a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display of at least 5.3 inches, and could have a Zeiss-branded camera.

Reportedly, the Nokia 8 will be available in four color variants - blue, steel, gold blue, and gold copper - and should cost a bit under €600 in Europe (almost certainly, this would mean under $600 in the US).

A couple of months ago, a leaked video may have shown the Nokia 8, or at least an early version of it. More exactly, the Nokia 8 could be the handset seen on the left in this image (note the existence of a dual rear camera):

It's said that the Nokia 8 will be released in Europe as soon as late July. If that's the case, we could see the new smartphone being officially announced in less than two weeks' time. Meanwhile, of course, we must keep in mind that, right now, nothing about the Nokia 8 is confirmed.

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 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3090 mAh



1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

dem bezels!!!

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

5.3", large bezel, 4gb ram, probably no stereo speakers, for a flagship? Apparently, the nokia 9 isn't gonna be coming this year, at least from rumors. Hows this suppose to compete with the ip8, pixel 2, lg v30 and the note 8? This will be DOA!!!

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

1. LG V30 and Note 8 are phablets, this isn't being marketed as a phablet or larger smartphone. 2. 4 GB RAM has been the standard of all high-end devices that have come out this year, and there is no real indication that the devices you have listed will come with more than that. 3. Since when have every flagship featured stereo speakers? There's less than a handful that actually have that feature. 3. Probably the most important point here: the price is supposedly going to be less than $600. You're telling me that if Nokia were to release a flagship device for less than $600 that you're going to automatically pass over it for a device that costs $800 or more?

14. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I can go ahead and answer number 3 for them: yes. They'll pass and pay double that, if the device has a fruit logo.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Whoops, realized I forgot to change a 3 to a 4.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

1. Phablets are the flagship standard now (5.5" and above). The GS8 has a 5.8" screen, iphone 8 will be 5.8", lg g6 is 5.7", htc u11 is 5.5", op5 is 5.5", pixel is 6", v30 is 6", and the note 8 will be 6.3". 2. 4gig ram has being the standard for 2 years now and this is a late 2016 flagship release so future proofing is absolutely needed here with apps are getting more capable as days go by. The note 8 is rumored to have 6, lg v30 is rumored to have 6, op5 has 8, moto z2 is rumored to have 6, mate 10 will have 6 and the ip8 3 is like 8 on android. 3. Yes, stereo speakers have not become standard yet, but its all the more reason they should have it. To compete. Even at that i can mention a few that have them, namely; The iphone 7+, the htc u11, xperia xz premium, huawei p10+ and the pixel 2 is rumored to have it too. 4. You get what you pay for. I'd rather pay for an ultra premium iphone 8 and the powerful galaxy note series than settle for an affordable, "good enough" smartphone.

18. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

On number 4: For your sake, I hope that your wallet will thank you, but I highly doubt it. I used to be a little bit like you... wanting to spend whatever it took to get what I wanted most (and going broke doing it, plus my ex-wife was a far heavier and much more impulsive spender than even me). So, one divorce and one bankruptcy later, I have come to my senses, and I am now very very happy to have "good enough" as long as it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. And for my purposes, entry-level and mid-range are now plenty good among a great variety of brands.

19. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thanks. Probably the best piece i've read all week. Hope you're good though?

35. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Glad you liked it. I sure thought it was funny, too. No worries, though, I am much better off these days thanks to the adjustments in my tastes.

23. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

1. Yes, if you use an old definition that hasn't been updated since the launch of 18:9 near bezeless screens. There is still a distinction, however. The Note 8, V30, iPhone 7S Plus, and Pixel XL all compete against each other, but do not necessarily compete against the smaller flagships. And remember, there is still going to be a regular (non-premium) iPhone with flagship specs that should continue the same screen size around 5 inches. In the end, I doubt there are going to be people that will overlook the Nokia 8 just because it doesn't have that .2 inches. It's a negligible difference. 2. What app needs 6 GB of RAM? I don't even know of any apps that need the 4GB of RAM. And you're going by rumors, which coincidentally this article is also based on rumors. So nothing is really known yet. And again, this is a sub $600 phone, not a $800+ device. There are bound to be areas where it will not be at that same level, but it does not exclude it from being considered. 3. There has been no mention of whether it will have stereo speakers or not. YOU assumed that with no real basis in any kind of rumor or leak. In fact, if you knew anything about Nokia besides just bashing them without any real knowledge, you would know that the low-end Nokia 6 has dual-speakers with Dolby Atmos certification. 4. It should be noted that this is the Nokia 8, and there have been several indications that there will be a phone that slots above it. So, before casting judgment why not wait until you see these phones announced?

40. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

1. So Apple's first flagship phone was the iPhone 6 Plus. 2. So, Apple's has yet to release a flagship phone 3. So, Apple has yet to release a flagship phone 4. Why don't get an OP 5?

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Maybe you should read this first before jumping to conclusions over rumors:https://nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-8nokia-9-confusion-know/ Just a thought.

37. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You idiots should try those bezelless phones, preferably with rounded screens, with a tpu-case. It's a nightmare! Especially when some functions require to swipe from the edge down, like adjusting the settings from the camera or adjusting screen-brightness when holding the phone in landscape.

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

all bezel phone

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Btw, aside from the processor and dual cameras how is this even different from the nokia 6? They look exactly alike. Infact, the nokia 6 has a 5.5" screen even. And here i was thinking the leaked image of the other day was real. What a shameless comeback. Even the essential phone did better ffs sakes (even if it isn't consumer ready yet).

24. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

no one know how Nokia flagahip will look like, they are just rumors. this leak show it will be bezel less, check this sketchhttp://images.deccanchronicle.com/29b7f9a471bd5af0f9b5423ae885da7fa068ba2c-tc-img-thumb.jpg

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Too much speculation and jumping to conclusions.

3. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Why 5.3 inch FFS! 5.5 or 5.7 needed

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I suppose 5.7 inch is reserved for the Nokia 9.

4. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

45% screen to body ratio

28. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Looks nothing worse than the iPhone...

33. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

could say the same thing about the iphone

5. Rafishant

Posts: 405; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Finally, non-glass flagship! The design hasn't been seen yet by anyone. How do you know about the bezels?? The price is awesome.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"How do you know about the bezels??" Well, going by what we can see in the image on this article, the Nokia 8 has bezels on steroids.

22. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

And what's the point of being bezel-less? I honestly feel that Moto XPE had the perfect screen to body ratio. Why? Because it's a 16:9 screen flanked by stereo speakers. I just saw a PhoneBuff speed test between the S8+ and the U11 (which the S8+ lost quite decisively) and no game utilizes the 18:9 screen. Most video content doesn't either. So you end up with a screen smaller than the U11. If let's say desktop monitors start moving towards 18:9 as well and most media is created at 18:9 standards then maybe the S8+ will have an edge (lol) but that'll be what 5 years down the road?

9. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Have u seen the leaked screen shots? This is gonna be the bezel phone.

11. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Be nice if it had either stock Android or 6gb ram.

13. fyah_king unregistered

Too small!!!

15. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Dem bezels though....

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why did everyone complaining about bezels? those bezels still isn't enough to take "bezel king" title from apple's lastest flagship

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