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UPDATE: THIS IS NOKIA 8

Official: This is #Nokia 8


Original article:

Today is the day many Nokia fans were waiting for, just like the beginning of the MWC2017 back in February. Nokia Mobile, or better say HMD Global, took evidently a novel approach of presenting eventual new products, and announced an event that will be held today in London, specifically, at the YouTube Space.

We are all waiting for the new phone to be unveiled. Nokia 8 to be exact, and it is OK to recap all the known specifications based on the previous leaks:

  • 5.3-inch 2K display
  • Snapdragon 835
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • 13MP dual-lens back camera with ZEISS branding
  • 13MP front camera
  • Android 7.1.1 (or 8)
  • about €500 price tag

To be frank, we still don’t have any clue what will be shown today, especially when the hosts of the NokiaMobile show will be popular YouTubers hiding behind the aliases MoreAliA and Jonathan Morrison. Another peculiar thing is that Nokia Mobile won’t be streaming the event officially, neither will Nokia, since the instructions gave by the Nokia Mobile clearly tells that we should be watching above mentioned Youtuber’s channels for all the latest info. The events where the new phones are going to be unveiled are usually organised a bit differently, but then again, HMD might have a different and innovative approach which is incorporated in the ways this Finnish startup is functioning.

Anyway, the event will start at 7:30pm BST and we will be watching it carefully and post all the news here or eventually in new posts on the blog. The YouTube channels you should follow are MoreAliA and Jonathan Morrison.

So, if you are not there come back here for the news :).

 

See you in a few hours!

*Update* Ok, so it is the unboxing 🙂


Nokia Mobile posted on Twitter (16:00 BST): “One unboxing, two streams. Join YouTubers & , LIVE from London’s Tower Bridge at 19:30 BST tonight!

19:30h BST The event should start any moment. Refresh the page frequently and scroll down for more news.

The stream seems to be running a little late. Should start shortly.

 


19:45 BST The event is running 15 minutes late. Just like at MWC17. 🙁

In the meantime, Android Authority published the hands on article about Nokia 8. See it here.

Specifications

Display 5.3-inch IPS LCD display
2560 x 1440 resolution
554 ppi
700 nts of brightness
Corning Glass 5, 2.5D glass
Processor Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (4* 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Kryo + 4* 1.8 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB
microSD support up to 256 GB
Cameras Rear camera: 13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) with ZEISS optics, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9-degree view, PDAF, IR range finder, dual-tone flash

Front camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 78.4-degree view, display flash

Network Networks:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41Network speed: LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Connectivity USB Type-C
USB3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
3.5 mm headphone jack
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS
NFC
ANT+
Water resistance No, but splash-proof rating of IP54
Extra features Dual or single SIM, front-mounted fingerprint scanner
Battery 3,090 mAh battery
Non-removable
Quick Charge 3.0
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Android O ‘coming soon’
Colors Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel
Dimensions and weight 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
160 g

The Nokia 8 product page is live at Nokia.com/phones.

20:40 BST The stream is still not available, but the 8 seems to be a great deivce so head to our Nokia 8 article hereThere is no point in following the live stream, because a lot of videos and info about the 8 are available online via big media and Nokia Mobile officially.

  • Don’t get the wrong impression that we are in London… Just with our minds 🙂

    • Actually I really thought the same after reading the title. 😛 I thought you guys surprised us but then I read the article and in the end saw your comment. 😛

  • Stinger

    Thank you so much for the links! I’ll definitely be watching. And I’ll be commenting on the latest posts here like a madman. You’ve been warned. ha ha

    • I commented like a madman during MWC event 😛

  • I am disappointed with this kind of launch event 🙁

  • Hey @Themightym:disqus and Stipe. Did you notice the first line of the twitter post by nokiamobile? “One Unboxing” just Nokia 8? 🙁

  • Stinger

    An unboxing is great! They still might launch more than 1 device. I hope they’re unboxing the flagship and not one of the cheaper phones.

    • Well, Nokia 8 was suggested from the early start of the leaks

      • Stinger

        Is it 7:30 pm in the U.K. yet?

        • It should be

          • Its not live yet 🙁

          • Still nothing

          • I am not feeling well. Its 12AM and can’t take this anymore 😛

          • Nokia Mobile said the stream will start soon 🙂

          • Stinger

            Thanks for that. I’ll keep trying the links posted here.

          • Not yet, seem to be late here also 🙂

          • Stinger

            I’m looking all over youtube like crazy trying to find a stream. I need a life!

          • lol i tried but no luck 😛

        • Muerte

          quite unprofessional to announce a time, and start half an hour late…

          • Stinger

            They should have never left the streaming duties to some unknown YouTubers (well, I don’t know them)

          • Muerte

            I think the “livestreamers” gave up completely :/

          • Yep, and I gave up on them :). Check out the Nokia 8 post

  • Stinger

    I think it started

  • I am not at all impressed by the design. 🙁

    • Stinger

      I actually like it. It’s quite handsome. Any mention of price? I need to know how many kidneys I need to sell.

      And the copper colour seems to be ok too. Not my cup of tea, but not as awful as the leaks.

      • LOL haha 599 Euros will be available from next month 🙂
        I think there is no Nokia 9 🙂

        • Stinger

          LoveNokia, the 8 WILL be my next phone. ha ha. I really like it. HMD & Nokia did a great job. It’s so thin!!! And it has a decent size battery as well. It won’t please everyone, but it hit all the right marks for me.

          • Nokia 8 Size 
            151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm

            Nokia 5 Size 
            149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm (8.55 with camera bump)

            Nokia 6 Size 
            154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm (8.4 with camera bump)

            Nokia 3 Size 
            143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm (8.68mm is camera bump)

        • Viccky Maurya

          Affordable flagship=Nokia 8, innovative flagshship=Nokia 9. 😀

  • surethom

    I’m really disappointed at the Only 3090 battery with a 2k screen it need to be 3200. I am now considering Oneplus 5 again, nokia why do u disappoint.

    • Michael

      why dont you wait to see what the performance is before making a potentially hast decision. It is interesting to see the feature(s) what each individual is passionate about. Have to say, this looks like a phone that hits all the important points for me *at this price point*

  • Tiago Miguel Morgado Jorge

    How the hell can I watch it after it starts?

    • Don’t know even if the stream started 🙂

  • The youtube channels still don’t have any Nokia 8 content LOL

  • Michael

    livestream fail. nefarious or just amteurishly inept?

  • Michael

    Probably the most interesting line in the update was this:

    “The Nokia 9 product page is live at Nokia.com/phones.”

    haha. My quote above is a direct copy /paste not a typo 😛

    • Sorry, I see it know. A typo 🙂 Corrected