Nokia 8 price, release date and carrier availability

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.

Related phones

  • 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: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Nokia 8 seems nice

2. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Nokia 8 seems nice

3. mahima

Posts: 720; 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: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Prove it.

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Stop crying.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Take your own advice.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 6911; 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: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

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

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; 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: 393; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Stop comparing this beauty with the One 7 Plus.

8. det_bradlee

Posts: 157; 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: 511; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

When was Nokia 1 released ?

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 6716; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

With the iPhone 7s just around the corner (in fact, it is possible to be launched before), 7 will only be 615 euro. At the same price, it's hard to chose this Nokia over iPhone 7.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Hard for you because you are iPhone fanboy. Is not hard for Nokia fan or Android user that want something different from Samsung, LG, HTC, or other Android OEM, and who want no-nonsense, strong build quality and incredible Carl Zeiss optics, fast Android and security update, stock Android, incredible sound quality.....

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6716; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

We are talking about devices that serve us; I applaud them but I have no reason to admire them. When I sell mass products, I don't limit myself to so called "fans", I make my business model so that I an sell to as many people I can. And with iPhone 7 having the same price, there's no conceivable reason to believe that right minded objective buyers will be picking up Nokia 8; by the end of day, the reasons (I can list some, if you want) are only important so that Nokia could change their strategy, and one thing they have to change is the price: make this device 4-500 euro and you have your market. There are a lot of models in that price range that only sell to "fans" - BB, Sony - others (and I'm taking mainly about Chinese companies) have understood that and they position accordingly. That's business and people who don't understand how things work are getting 9to5 jobs and die average.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You say all of that mumbo jumbo but you really mean that you are iPhone fanboy and you cannot fathom why someone outside of Nokia fan would buy the Nokia 8. I do not care about what you sell or how you sell it. We are talking about Apple and Nokia. Apple product does not appeal to some 80% of smartphone buyer. Android does. The market share tells the story. Samsung prove that Android user buys based on brand loyalty. It is obvious that you do not use older Nokia phone before (not Windows Phone, but Symbian phone), or you would know how good Nokia is at making phone. Apple mainly sells to its fanbase, and that it why Apple's market share barely grows, if at all. Nokia is only company I know that has fanbase as loyal as Apple, complete with people who buy their product just because of Nokia logo on it. You underestimate strength of the Nokia brand.

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6716; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, everything I have said is confirmed by practice: running a business means making money. Apple knows that, Samsung, LG know that (that's why they build parts to Apple, Oppo and others), Google knows that (that's why they pay to both Apple, Samsung and some other companies so they use Google Search as default). They don't give a s**t about fanboysm (this is for retards, for the masses, to make them spend their money on average stuff they think they want and/or need). In the smartphone business Apple is the top dog with about 9% sales, 80% profits and no real competition on its trails (it sold 60% more phones than Samsung S8 line); Nokia needs to create its own game, if it wants to compete in that 80% space, otherwise, it needs to get a piece of that 20% (where Samsung is the king) and that is a pie where customers want features (without necessarily needing or understanding them), and a phone that will be costing the same as Samsung S8 - without its looks (let's face it, S8 is a great looking phone) is not going to sell well. As for me, I think I spent more hours with Symbian dedicated tools that most of users of this site, put together. Nokia has DONE some great products, but they now have to prove that they WILL be doing great new products. I took time, writing this message, because of my appreciation for Nokia, not for you. I said all I had to say and if you don't change the way you address me, I will not waste more of my time with you. Cheers!


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You expect me to believe that you run a business because you say it? Lol lol lol. Anyone will say anything on internet, including you. You are fake and fraud, and you prove that by your contradiction of yourself on other article. Apple know its fanbase and that is who they sell to. All business worth their salt know who their clientele is, and market and sell to them. Your hogwash that you say here do not mean a thing. What I say is verified fact. Android has some 80% market share, Apple has most profit share. That mean more people buy Android. Android is for the masses. Apple can make iPhone price as much as it want, because if you want iOS, you must only go to Apple. If Apple have as many OEM that make iOS product as Android, Apple would not have majority of profit. You do not know everyone on this site, and history of what they use for smartphone, so what you say about you use Symbian more than most on this site put together is more hogwash and fabrication from you that you try to pass off as fact. Nokia is already doing great new product like Ozo, for example. If you true Nokia fan and appreciate them, you would know this. But you are fraud, and I expose you. I do not care what you take the time to write. You are the person that is full of hogwash. You always say BS crap like "....I will not waste more time with you." blah blah blah, but you will respond to this comment with more hogwash and you know it. I expose you once before to be Apple fanboy that do nothing but try to paint Apple in perfect picture. They have nothing to do with this article, but you bring them up, so I expose you again.

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1523; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Personal opinion, personally I wouldn't pay $200 for an iPhone 7, I don't like the iOS experience on phones.

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 6716; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It was not a quotation, dude, of course it's my personal opinion... From what you have been written, I figure you don't know s**t about iOS experience, you're just a frustrated dude that doesn't like the fact that Apple makes money so you just hate the iPhone. So stop wasting my time, mofo, if you don't have anything valuable to say!

14. Monty007

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

Awesome phone by Nokia

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3891; 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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