Nokia 8 price, release date and carrier availability

It's official: the first flagship phone by 'the new Nokia' is out, and it is the Nokia 8, a Snapdragon 835 phone with a dual camera system, and a Zeiss lens. This new Nokia is different from the Nokia you know from the past: a company called HMD Global with some ex-Nokia engineering talent that has acquired the rights to put the Nokia brand on its phones, and is trying to resurrect the brand with a focus on clean interfaces and proper support.

The Nokia 8, in particular, looks lush and features that nearly stock Android experience.

If you like it, you are probably wondering about the price, release date and availability.

Update: Nokia has now officially launched the Nokia 8 in many European markets and the official price is set at €580 for both the 64GB and 128GB versions of the phone. In some markets, you also get a free Withings Nokia Steel hybrid smartwatch when you pre-order the Nokia 8.

First, let's say that the Nokia 8 will not be sold in the United States initially. The European model also lacks support for key U.S. LTE bands like band 12 for T-Mobile. Of course, it's possible that Nokia brings the 8 to the U.S. at a later date, like it did with the Nokia 6. The new Nokia 8 also will not be available in China at first. Its main target market seems to be Europe and the release date there is set for September 6th.

The Nokia 8 price is set at €580, which is slightly lower than the current €630 price for the Galaxy S8, but considerably lower than the iPhone 7 that costs €760. The closest competition to the Nokia 8, however, seems to come from brands like OnePlus that offer a similarly clean interface at a much more competitive price: the OnePlus 5, for instance, has slightly better specs than the Nokia 8 and costs €500.

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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. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Nokia 8 seems nice

2. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Nokia 8 seems nice

3. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

oneplus has better specs than nokia 8??

6. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Pixel 2 will though.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22240; Member since: May 28, 2014

Prove it.

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Stop crying.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22240; Member since: May 28, 2014

Take your own advice.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7437; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The OnePlus has physically a larger 5.5" AMOLED display, but it's resolution is lower at 1920x1080. Where as this Nokia 8 has a smaller 5.3" LCD display, but it's resolution is higher at 2560x1440. The OnePlus 5 has faster cat 12 LTE, where as the Nokia 8 has slower cat 9 LTE. The OnePlus 5 has slower USB 2.0 transfer speeds, where as the Nokia 8 has faster USB 3.1 transfer speeds.

22. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Nope, the Zeiss lens alone is worth the price of the phone

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22240; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks awesome! Can't wait to get this beast! The Nokia 8 will be made available in select markets first, just like Nokia's other Android offerings, but it will surely come to the U.S. martlet, just like the Nokia 6 did. I wouldn't say that the OnePlus 5 has better specs than the Nokia 8, unless the OP5 has these features:

5. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Stop comparing this beauty with the One 7 Plus.

8. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

f2.0??? uggggg Why bother with those lenses if you go with such a lousy aperture? I guess they only want you taking pictures in daylight.

9. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

When was Nokia 1 released ?

14. Monty007

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

Awesome phone by Nokia

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4261; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This phone is overpriced when compared to other flagships.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

How it overprice when it offer the same as other flagship in this category?

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