The Nokia 8 is available to buy starting today (in select markets)


As of today, September 6, the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone is available to buy in select markets around the world. More exactly, for now, we're only seeing the handset as being available (unlocked) in Germany and Australia, though customers in other markets should find it in stock online, or on shelves in retail stores, pretty soon, too.

In Germany, the Nokia 8 costs €579 - the equivalent or around $690 USD - and comes with a free 64 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card (that's if you're ordering the phone through Amazon). In Australia, the new smartphone can be bought from retailers JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman - both are selling the Nokia 8 for $799 AUD (about $719 USD).

Officially announced last month, the Nokia 8 is unique in several ways, including the fact that it's the only high-end Nokia-branded Android phone announced to date. The handset's highlight features include a 5.3-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 360-degree OZO sound recording, and a dual 13 MP Zeiss camera. At the moment, the Nokia 8 runs Android 7 Nougat, but it will certainly be updated to Android 8 Oreo. You can take a closer look at the device by checking out our Nokia 8 hands-on (video included).

HMD Global - the new home of Nokia phones - doesn't plan to sell the regular Nokia 8 in the US, but a customized version of it could be released Stateside at some point. We'll let you know when (and if) we hear more about this.

sources: Amazon Germany, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman via AusDroid
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