Nokia 8 will reportedly cost €520 outright in Europe

We're about two weeks away from the official reveal of the Nokia 8, as HMD Global announced it will host a launch event on August 16.

Since we already know what the phone looks like thanks to the plethora of images that leaked online in the last couple of weeks, let's talk a bit about Nokia 8's price.

Rumor has it that HMD wants to offer its flagship for a lower price than other high-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 or HTC U11. The first reports talk about a slightly lower than €600 price for the Nokia 8, and possibly around the same in the United States ($600).

However, it appears that Nokia 8 will be priced much cheaper than we originally expected. Vodafone Romania lists the Black version of Nokia 8 for €517.42 outright, a lot less than the rumored €600 price.

Romania's smartphone price policy follows the same rules as the Western Europe markets, which means the Nokia 8 should cost the same in Germany, Italy, Spain and other countries in the region. The only differences might result from the VAT tax, which isn't the same in the EU countries.

Although the information comes from a trusted source, we can't vouch for accuracy. Perhaps a €520 price tag for Nokia 8 would be too good to be true?

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1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Hoping a Nokia 9 is in the works lol

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Waiting for Nokia 10 and 11

14. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Why not 12 and 13?? and what about 14 and 15??

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking to scoop this right up, and the Nokia 6 before this so I can see what Nokia is working with in terms of Android. Looking forward to the Nokia 9 after this. Nokia is my all time favorite OEM, and I'm happy that they have returned to the smartphone space. Hoping to see Nokia return to their more innovative designs, like with their Symbian powered N-Series and E-Series.

7. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Me too, I'm truly waiting to see this. I am still truly and deeply impressed by what they did on this almost ten years old Nokia N86, that have for example dual flash, panoramic photos, FM transmitter and receiver, TV out, dual sliding keyboard, and what else, and more recently the 808. Smartphones really declined with iPhone trends and copy/paste Samsung.

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"Smartphones really declined with iPhone trends and copy/paste Samsung." Smartphones have constantly evolved since iPhone: they are better built, they are more useful, they are more to choose from. I would not trade even a low lover smartphone of today for a Nokia flagship of yesterday.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And smartphones have been evolving before the first iPhone was launched... the industry was already heading towards this evolution. So, do not attempt to give credit to Apple alone for the evolvement of mobile phones.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yes they did. The dude said that the iPhone determined a decline in smartphones and I have used the same standard to say that I think the opposite.

11. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i think he meant hardware wise and not software wise. if you look at old Nokia/Motorola/Samsung/Ericson phones they had more innovation compare to todays phones. for example lets look at last symbian Nokia 808 then compare it to todays phone -HDMI port -better MIC (rich recording/HAAC mic) -largest sensor in mobile phone -xenon flash -1000 nits display (only note 7 matched that and you know what happened) -build quality is best. then compare it to any todays smartphone, they all look same and almost all of them have same hardware

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I think things are opposite. We don't have HDMI but we have DNLA, AirPlay (no wires=better device). 4k recording=better device. Cameras are better and better: newer technologies, better software, better compression, better optics etc. True tone flash (iPhone uses 4 LEDs to create the light, it has sensors that detect the temperature of ambient light)=better flash. iPhone 4s is able to resist better than any E-series Nokia, for instance; the new Nokia 6 is tougher than Nokia 3310 (you know that phone which is considered the toughest); the new phones are water resistant, have scratch resistant screens, aluminum, ports. The new phones are, in a word, a lot better built than the old generation ones.

17. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

you think new phone are better built than old one? i could drop old phones all day but they will still work, today's phone simple drop you get cracked screen, and there is no way Nokia 6 to be durable than 3310, it is durable but not in that level. and old phone Had DLNA too, even 808 had that technology, and tech like these are not just for phones, they belong to All devices, it is wifi consortium should be credited and not phone OEM. xenon flash in 808 will beat even 50 led flash not just 4, just google difference between led and xenon. and all those optics and newer camera technology why cant they beat 5 year old phone? even in 2017 when i check comparison between lumia 1020/nokia 808 and newer flagship i see those Old phones take better photo. and those water resistant were there since old days just google, and if you think new phones has more ports i dont know what to say just look at Nokia symbian devices like 808 port list. -HDMI port -3.5mm jack with support of video and audio output (todays phone only audio) -separate charging port -micro usb port with OTG support (some newer device dont even have otg) -flashing port (you can flash with usb or that separate port if you brick your device) name one current device with that number of ports,

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There was a test between Nokia 6 and 3310 which Nokia 6 won with ease; 3310 disintegrate like a Lego toy, while 6, although having a broken screen, was functional. Old - the way they were defined by juandante - means before the iPhone; 808 came after that. 808 and 1020 are not phones, are cameras which have GSM capabilities; both have horrible phone capabilities (camera starts in 10 seconds, the menu is full of lag, the device is thick, bulky etc). WR phones were bulky (there was a 20 mm thick SE, with rubber and small screen), their ports were having rubbery covers (unlike today's phones who have ports treated to repel water). I give you the device with the best number of ports: iPhones - 1 port (when we will be having a device without ports - but with connectivity - I will say that that device is going to be dethroning the 1port-iPhone).

19. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I respectfully disagree with you, smartphones haven't been better built-up since, examples are within bendgate, purplepic and notegate, the established quality controls that Nokia had never once had an issue of these proportions, and the testing Nokia did before a product release was extremely extensive to ensure quality. More than welcome to look 'Nokia labs testing' in youtube.

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I think even the cheapest smartphone of today is more durable (except the display) than yesterday phones. I have said that there is a drop test that face Nokia 6 and 3310, which is clearly won by 6 (you can see it on YouTube, if you don't believe me).

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It is definitely not, I couldn't imagine an Alcatel being more durable than a Nokia n8.

22. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You're a lazy dude, aren't you?! Go to YouTube to see comparisons and then come and talk to us.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice looking phone. I didn't know Nokia was doing a dual camera...nice.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, and they've done some great stuff with camera tech in general. The Pureview tech they invented is awesome. I'm really looking forward to seeing Nokia unleash some new innovations and evolutions regarding their camera tech.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You may be about to bro. Stay tuned lol.

8. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...mmm, no OIS and no expandable storage rather bland design along with large bezels, i may wait for the 9

15. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Will be a killer phone in this price.

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