Official: This is #Nokia 8
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.
||5.3-inch IPS LCD display
2560 x 1440 resolution
700 nts of brightness
Corning Glass 5, 2.5D glass
||Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (4* 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Kryo + 4* 1.8 GHz Kryo)
||4 GB RAM
microSD support up to 256 GB
||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
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
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)
||No, but splash-proof rating of IP54
||Dual or single SIM, front-mounted fingerprint scanner
||3,090 mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0
||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Android O ‘coming soon’
||Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel
|Dimensions and weight
||151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
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 here. There 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.