Leak: New Nokia 8 photos confirm gold-copper color and overall look

If there were some doubts regarding the authenticity of the copper Nokia 8, SlashLeaks brings more photos that prove it is very much real and almost ready to hit the stores. Latest photos confirm the colour and the new shape of the fingerprint scanner which is a bit extended in height than at the first leaked photos of the Nokia 8. It is nice that people with low vision can set their smartphone display immediately after the device is turned on. One thing lacking on this photo is the Nokia and Zeiss logo at the back. Actually, Nokia logo is being darkened, but ZEISS logo is still not printed on. So, this could be the same batch of early preproduction models. I also added two photos I found on the Baidu that show Nokia 8 turned on, and that it has a hybrid SIM port.

A lot of people are concerned about the big bezels this phone has, and think maybe it is not so modern. But, as we can see today, there are two distinguished phone designs, one with bezels seen at various (top) models of Huawei, Meizu, OnePlus(5), Xiaomi and Sony, and bezel less seen at top models of Β Samsung and LG. Nokia 8 is much needed now, and maybe it is good to go with classic design. Nokia 9, if there will be 9, could bring bolder design lines and with it some technological advancements.

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments. πŸ™‚


Thanks Dheeraj Lochab for the tip πŸ™‚

  • wasim khan

    Look of the phone is not that great

  • Michael

    Looks like I’ll be picking up that steel wool pretty soon.

  • Stinger

    It looks very plain to me. That’s something I never thought I’d say about a Nokia design. The bezel size doesn’t bother me one bit. It’s just that the overall design is boring. But still, if there’s no Nokia 9 in the future, I’ll get this phone.

  • By looking at the image it seems the phone will come with LCD Display and not AMOLED.

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      I guarantee I will NOT buy a phone with outdated and ancient LCD displays…

      AMOLED is the future. The Nokia N8 had it in 2010 and the phenomenal Nokia 808 had it in 2012.

      After waiting 5 years, Nokia is back, and this is what they are making? Really?

      How incredibly bland!!! How mediocre!
      LCD – really?


      • This is an affordable flagship. So calm down πŸ™‚ You are waiting for the real flagship!

        • EricLovesSymbian

          EricLovesSymbian says:

          I’m calm now…


          I can’t wait to type me response on this site on a Nokia phone! I honestly can’t wait until I am unboxing an incredible Nokia phone, I honestly can’t wait.

          I hope they will soon make a huge impact when they shock the world with an amazing phone.

          • Yes! Nokia 9 should be a nice phone. πŸ™‚

  • EricLovesSymbian

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    In an oversaturated Android market, what is Nokia going to offer to me that sets it apart?

    Will the new design win awards and be gorgeous, and like eye candy?

    Will they implement a new battery technology that will outlast everything else?

    Will they make a hybrid triple LED flash or mini xenon flash for their flagship camera phone?

    Will they change that disgusting lame camera housing in the back to something more stylish?

    Will they implement Nokia optimizations that will enable simple Android to function butter smooth as it did on day one?

    Will Nokia make their own user interface and change the user experience so it will look different from all other Android phones?

    What kinds of new things will the flagship phone have that make me want to give them $600-$800 this year, and another $700-$850 next year, and so on.

    I am not trying to be critical of Nokia, or even skeptical, but I really want them to make something that will shock the industry! I want my mouth to water for a new Nokia phone, the way tens of millions of people salivate for the iPhone 7 plus and the Galaxy s 8 , etc.

    Having a phone at over 151-154 mm makes it difficult to put into the pocket. While sitting, it will poke into the hip, or if shifted, it may slide out. Having a phone over 70-72 mm makes it difficult to hold for some, while making it impossible to pop into the car’s cup holder. It’ll be a great inconvenience. Henceforth, the reason why all these companies are making the phones as narrow as possible.

    I wish the best for Nokia but I don’t see people waiting by the millions, outside a store, worldwide, for a new Nokia phone (like they do for a new brain dead Apple product).

    If anyone from Nokia reads these posts, I hope they realize that demand will be there, if and only if they supply a product that is truly captivating! In a sea of Android phones, Nokia needs to desperately set itself apart somehow.

    • Stinger

      Even if they don’t bring any new innovative solutions to the market this time around, they really should have come up with a more riveting and captivating design. This new Nokia 8 is a nice looking phone, and the spec sheet very impressive, but a more Scandinavian design language would have been a home run.

      I hope the 9 whacks it out of the park.

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        Couldn’t agree more! I hope so too…

        I hope the 9 brings something to the table that , for lack of better words, will be very disruptive!

        Nokia had 5 years to think, plan, research, then execute… And they’re using outdated, antiquated, ancient LCD on their new 2017 phones?

        Who the heck signs off on this stuff?

        I fell let down… I expected so much more! After waiting over 5 years for Nokia to return to making phones, I have an updated LG G2 to look forward to?!


    • I like the camera housing like on N9, 800, 900, 920, or something more chunkier like N8, 808 would be awesome. But this design looks good too. Nokia 8 has a camera housing similar to those on fabula design. The only change is the position. On N9 800, 900, 920 the camera design was in the center of the phone and on Nokia 8 its at top. πŸ™‚
      I would prefer a polycarbonate fabula design phones over these metal ones. πŸ™‚
      Lumia 920 like design with current standards would be a beast.

  • EricLovesSymbian

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    While Nokia found a workaround for the bend gate that plagued apple when they used 6000 series aluminum (which apple now uses 7000 series due it’s robustness), I think Nokia needs to find its own foothold. Invent something that harnesses energy via peizo electric nodes under the screen that somehow makes energy (recharges the battery) while we text / type.

    (There is a gym in new York that has these peizo electric things under the flooring, so every time these people jump or walk or flip, it makes a bunch of electricity. The bikes are also connected, so they make a surplus of energy, for free. So the air-conditioning bill is free.)

    From the front, if the label of the manufacturer was removed, (except for us) 98% of the world’s population wouldn’t know if the phone is a Nokia, or Sony, or Huawei, or Xiaomi, or LG, or HTC, or whatever!

    What is this design?
    No one can mistake the BlackBerry key one for any other phone.
    No one would mistake the Galaxy s 8 for any other phone, other than a Samsung phone.
    No one could mistake a brain-dead iPhone for any other type of phone, other than an Apple product.

    Does hmd understand this?

    Does anyone here see or understand what I’m trying to portray?

    • I understand your point but this is just plain top model, something to consider among the competition and it has Nokia logo on it. First series of new Nokia phones is all about the nostalgia, Nokia 9 should be something else, or an introduction to the second gen Nokia phones

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        Please forgive me if I’m being hypercritical. My intentions aren’t to offend anyone.

        I see your point and value your opinion, and greatly appreciate this wonderful amazing site.

        But here’s my take on this.

        Let’s not make a phone for 5 years. Let’s fall out of the public eye. Let’s get mocked and forgotten about due to using a garbage pathetic junk rancid horrible operating system (windows phone). Let’s get nearly bankrupt. Let’s be forced to sell our devices and services division and sell our wonderful, world-class mapping system. Then! Let’s return to the market after 5 years and give people something mediocre, something bland, something that is just like everyone else. Let’s use our name for nostalgia and do absolutely nothing to innovate and invent something jaw dropping.

        I know Nokia has the potential, but seeing how saturated the Android market is, I want something that Nokia has out a little more heart, a little more passion into.

        Coming out with their first wave of cell phones, that look identical to everything else isn’t going to win over customers. Giving the customer eye candy is going to better draw attention, and garner more interest worldwide (not just for us Nokia fans).

        Sidenote: I actually would not mind working for Nokia on the side. They could pay me a dollar per year if they wanted to. I just want them to succeed!

        • Well, Nokia did many bad shots in the past and the result of that was the ticket out of the mobile phone business. But, they took another approach to all of this and rented their name, but with the possibility to be involved in the creation process of the phones. many of us forget that Nokia isn’t running the show, but HMD is. Nokia is giving them a substantial help but HMD is pulling the strings. We could say that Nokia is quietly pumping money into the HMD, but there is no chance to prove that directly.
          Anyway, Nokia needs Nokia smartphones to have a complete portfolio and this first batch of phones is intro. Nokia 6, 5 and 3 are giving us something, piece of glamour for small amount of money, Nokia 8 is affordable top model but Nokia 9 should bring something more.
          If everything turns well, next gen Nokia phones will be something even more.
          But, now I just want to see Nokia phones in the stores. That is the priority, and Nokia 6, 5 and 3 are the best to analyze all the problems in the production line.

          • EricLovesSymbian

            EricLovesSymbian says:

            Interesting… I suppose I should tune down my diatribes and rhetoric a couple notches…

            Either way, I wish Nokia well (and hmd is need be)…


    • Stinger

      Maybe they’re playing it safe. They did after all, make their return to the smartphone market in the low to mid-range segment. Let’s hope that they’re just learning to walk before they run. HMD/Nokia however MUST get their phones to market in a timely fashion. Six months from announcement to store shelf is way too long. Tech can change a lot in that time. Interest can fade. Competitors can release new product. I’m rambling now , but you get my drift.

      Maybe Nokia wanted to focus on “bread and butter” phones first. And the superstar phones are around the corner.

  • Michael

    Forest for the trees. Some people will never EVER be happy. Similar to this putz, https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/07/30/nokia8-leak-screen-color-rumor-dual-camera/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#21c1e01720ee. We have a few here who don’t understand what this phone is.

    It’s a higher spec phone that competes directly with the 2nd tier players (Huawei P10 level phones). That’s it. They are boring as well. Phones with a decent screen that lets you run all manner of apps and take decent, but not class leading photos in a package that is not offensive. Here, Nokia is trying to offer something different ( a bit of glitz ) to its competitors (my Huawei P9 is steady, but yawn inducing).

    The phones for the (as the putz author above says) geekerati are coming, quite obviously.

    Want to get upset about production delays and quality issues? Hell ya, but complaints about this particular device are very misplaced. imo. Expecting something truly groundbreaking this early in the game is a bit silly.

    • I think a lot of criticism is legit, and a lot of people want only the best for Nokia. But there are a lot of stupid comments, but thankfully not here, because here are most (if not all) comments backed by some reasonable arguments.
      I personally don’t want to make judgements before using a phone. If it performs great, don’t mind if it is an older SOC. If it has a great screen or great camera, don’t mind the resolution, sensor size or screen type, and I think most customers think that way, but the price must reflect the made choices and I think we will see that with the 8, as you said.
      Honestly, I just wanted to comment that Forbes is a discredited tech news source (not because of this article), but they have a “contributor” writing scheme that literally destroyed the content quality related to tech on the site. It’s mostly a pageviews aggregator using the name Forbes and clickbait titles.

      • Michael

        Ya, that Ewan Spence is their mobile phone/technology “contributor”. Already called him out in comments some months back. The guy is an idiot but as you said, Forbes is happy to have someone generating clicks.

        Hey, I’m no stranger to criticizing Nokia/HMD and some is absolutely warranted. I just don’t think it is warranted for this device specifically because of where (I think anyway) it’s targeted.

        You guys have a great place here. I really like it. We all have our points of view and though I completely disagree with some, I also respect the thought that goes into everyone’s responses.

          • Michael

            stipe1906, tell me you didn’t click on the click-bait…haha :-). Those stupid articles show up on my Yahoo Finance. Hard to resist and I wanted to see how he would change his story from the last one. Now he has moved the goal posts and seems to finally realize the level at which this phone will compete. Hey, maybe he read this thread ;-).

          • Hehe, I did it intentionally to see who the author is πŸ˜‰

          • Did you see his review: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/08/06/nokia6-new-review-first-impressions/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#332ac033fe33

            A lot of funny things: He says the phone was announced at CES and criticizes the stock wallpaper. I really hope HMD didn’t send them Devices for review.

          • Michael

            No! I did see the article show up again on my Yahoo Finance, but refused to click on it. Really grasping when you single out stock wallpaper as a negative. Now you understand my contempt for the guy. Complete moron.

            It’s why I am glad that they chose stock Android though..it eliminates most noise and possible negatives. I recently read that Lenovo is now going to stock Android.

          • Jep, there are always some who will complain. I read some comments that it is not good for HMD to go with Pure Android because the software doesn’t have anything “Nokia” in it. People make things up to complain.
            Lenovo made a smart move πŸ™‚

          • Michael

            Didn’t want to pollute your latest with my rant, so put here πŸ™‚

            Pretty sure our friend at Forbes is using your site ( in addition to others ) as his source of information.

            I don’t know if it is Mr. Spence or a Yahoo editor taking
            liberties to create a click-bait headline. Here is what I have on my latest Yahoo Finance:

            New Nokia 8 Leak Reveals A Missing Feature (Yup, that one pulled me in πŸ™‚ )

            Here is what the real title is:
            New Nokia 8 Leak Confirms Flagship Hardware

            The “missing feature” being 4GB RAM vs OnePlus 6GB Ram.

            No mention of camera specifications which *most* people buying higher level phones are interested in. Weak.

            No mention of his sources either, which is very weak. He should have listed the VTECH site at least. Must have been in a hurry to get out his latest click-bait article full of links to his other low-on-usable-content click-bait.

            Funny how some people look at Android’s screen presentation as “Vanilla” i.e. boring and then praising Apple’s implementation. Makes no sense, *especially* since it so easy to customize in Android vs impossible to customize in Apple.

            *sigh* it’s the world we live in I guess.

          • I agree. I understand the usage of clickbait, but primarily I shared it because this review is the first I saw that criticizes a wallpaper πŸ˜€

          • Michael

            I understand. My last rant was about a new article he just put out (timed to your latest article about latest leaks) and either he or Yahoo changed to headline to be even more inflammatory.

            His latest is completely lacking in usable content and suspicious in it’s timing. Just makes me think he is reading here.

          • Sorry, it’s early am here :D. Just saw the article, and I agree and definitely wouldn’t call it missing feature. A lot of journalists working for mainstream sites have a different criteria for different vendors and I don’t find that right. If you didn’t call 4GB of RAM on the Galaxy S8 less than enough, then don’t call other devices out for that. πŸ™‚ Also, we know 6GB and 8GB versions have been tested and it’s just a matter of time πŸ™‚

          • hahaa LOL.

    • Stinger

      I hope you’re right. But it would have cost Nokia nothing to give us an eye-catching design in this segment.

      • Michael

        In my mind, they have done exactly the right thing with *this* phone. It’s not supposed to be a Samsung S8/Iphone 7 standout. It’s supposed to be Huwaei P10 level competitor with a nice outfit. Shouldn’t be a surprise given comments by HMD regarding different flagship levels.

      • This is not bad imo. Its still eye catching. It has a bling to it. (Copper-Gold) πŸ˜›

    • This same person will praise Nokia 8 when the phone is launched on 16th.
      “Finland’s perfectly boring smartphone” LOL
      People like him will only praise phones with edge to edge curved displays from Samsung. Even samsung didn’t use the curved display for their S8 active because it makes the phone fragile.

  • We have 10-20 articles in the comment section itself. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  • I’m not really against this phone but every time i see this one.. Nokia 5 comes to my mind and not the flagship (higher hopes in looks for 9)
    Also,, I’m not fan of Samsung curved display


    its fine doing the classic phone with bezels around the body, no issues about that but what i feel is that it shouldn’t be done is OKAY if you’re not going bezel-less trend of this year no issues but at least don’t make them this big either.

    Also, if some other company is doing something “not correct” with their product, the same practice shouldn’t be followed by HMD.

    And this color is just not my thing but might impress quite some peeps around the world.

  • N8 : Can I copy your homework?
    N5 : Yeah, Sure just don’t make it obvious.

    (Take it in a light manner)


    • Jep, but I guess it’s a higher quality material than on 5.

      • It surely should be better Material..
        just hear me out on this
        if for a moment say we still need to see Nokia 8 render.. wouldn’t you wanted a different design than the budget line segment?
        Not talking or complaining about bezel-less design but just overall look.

        • I agree. I think the reaction would have been different if the 8 was announced before the 5.

          • exactly.. its the mindset..
            If Nokia 5 was a design reference to Nokia 8 The Flagship.. it would’ve left a better image but not the other way around
            and going by different websites I’ve noticed criticism for it