Thailand might see the #Nokia 8 sooner than everyone else

Thailand might see the Nokia 8 much sooner than the rest of the world. Local Nokia Mobile Twitter account announced that the pre-orders of HMD Global’s top model are open in Jaymart shop in Thailand, and that the devices will be available from August 29. Customers that preorder the Nokia 8 will be also getting additional power bank, wireless speaker and some other gadgets. I didn’t manage to find the price of the Nokia 8, but assume it will be around €599 or THB23,468.

If you are still not aware of the Nokia 8 specs, check down the basic specs list:

  • Size: 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.3″ IPS QHD 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 (700nits, polarized); Always-On
  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 Octa core, (45GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)
  • Storage: 64GB or 128GB (Gloss Blue) UFS2.1 + MicroSD (up to 256GB)
  • Camera:
    • Primary – 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash, ZEISS
    • Front facing –  13 MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0,  78.4˚, display flash, ZEISS
  • Battery: 3090mAh (non-removable), USB Type C
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Android 8 coming soon)
  • Other: NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3-mics, Fingerprint sensor, Splashproof (IP54), Always On display (Glance)


Thank you SIMO for the tip 🙂

  • Michael

    Haha…This *had* to be just for me 😀

    Going by Jaymart tomorrow.

    • Tell us if preorders are really opened.

      • Michael

        Will Do.

      • Michael

        We just left the Jaymart. Put down a 1000 baht deposit. Shipment of phones coming in and we can pick one up on the 29th. Unfortunately, they only show 2 color codes in the system. Silver and one of the blue colors. No copper, but they still may come. We really wanted the copper so will decide if one of the other colors will work if copper isnt part of the shipment.

        • Great. Congratulations. In less than a week you’ll have one :D. We expect a full briefing here in the comments hehe Tempered Blue is less shiny than the polished blue, and is more resistant to fingerprints and scratches. Silver is like the tempered blue 🙂

          • Michael

            ya, if they are only getting two colors it will probably be silver and the tempered blue. If that is the case and no ETA for copper, will probably walk out with blue.

            I will post some comments and photos of and taken by the phone.

            Thanks for the tip! I mean we were just in a store the other day and told 2 months. haha.

  • Michael

    So, now that we know Nokia phones are available in Thailand, Why aren’t they doing some relatively cheap marketing in this country of in your face everywhere advertising.

    Case in point? The Bangkok BTS train system. Packed with Locals, Tourists, Expats, Foreign workers.

    Pics the other day at just one of the stops.

    I’m really left scratching my head. It can’t be that expensive to advertise here. Of course, advertising does you no good if there is not product in the stores and besides 1 store, I haven’t seen a Nokia presence. Very strange.

    • Agree there with you, they should be more visible to everyday people… But seems to me HMD is targeting the connected generation which usually don’t pay attention to the billboards

      • Michael

        Hard to miss the adverts in Thailand, especially Bangkok. Literally everywhere. One of the stops has put up a protective barrier because someone fell into the tracks. Of course, covered in advertising and on the poles were video terminals with a cycle of commercials. Huge displays at intersections. Out by the Airport are billboards that are probably 100meters long with Samsung Phones. I was laughing at one of the photos I posted. I just snapped it to show the small Samsung billboard at the BTS, but in the background is Huawei which I hadn’t noticed when I took the photo.

        Anyway, If HMD is targeting the connected generation (forgetting that, for now anyway, that generation is a minority), I think they are failing there as well..again, here in Thailand (Although LoveNokia has noticed the same thing in India).

        NokiaMobileTH has….7 followers.

        LINE is by far, the major messaging app. Taxi drivers are even using it. It makes regular appearances in even Thai soap operas. All the companies have free (usually animated) stickers. Nokia could have a presence there. Nope.

        I don’t follow facebook, but a quick look shows a very low level of activity

        You can hear the whispers..Nokia is just some old brand for old people. That kind of feeling grows when there is no response from Nokia that shows they are fresh and ready for the new generation.

        I’m sure they have a plan and are being frugal/smart with their pretty small 500 million marketing budget over 3 years, but it’s not expensive to advertise here or get your name out there some other way.

        Maybe that’s good news in a way. I’ll stand a better chance of getting a Nokia 8 on the 29th! 🙂

  • Is this the official account? Why not a re-post on their Facebook then?

    • It seems legit. There is nothing on Facebook, yet.

  • SIMO

    No problem, I’m glad I found a great new home for Nokia after MyNokiaBlog’s demise.

    Excited to see such an early release for the phone. It probably means we can start seeing them available for import on places like Ebay by the first week or so of September.