#Nokia 8 sales start in #Finland today

The sales of the Nokia 8 will start today in Finland. The price of the phone is €579, or €20 less than announced price, which is great to hear. Nokia 8 is available immediately online in silver. The silver and tempered blue variant will be available in retail stores from 8th September, with the rest of the lineup following soon.

It seems that HMD has learned from the mistakes done with the sales of the first Nokia models, so the Nokia 8 is available 2 weeks after it was announced, which is reasonable.

If you are still not aware of Nokia 8, I got to inform you that it is first top model made by HMD and here are some basic specifications of the device:

  • 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, (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)
  • RAM: 4GB LPPDDR4X
  • Storage: 64GB 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 Muerte for the tip 🙂

Source Mobiili.fi

  • Tempered blue actually coming Sep 8 with steel straight to retail sales. Steel e-commerce sales starting today and shipping right away.

  • Stinger

    Great news. It seems HMD is more agile than Nokia of the past.

  • Erlin Hysenbelliu

    Good specs, nothing sensational. Maybe the nostalgia card might work for a while. Also how betrayed will people feel when you tell them that this is not really a Nokia phone but you merely bought the rights to use the Nokia brand?

    • If you add that most employees worked for Nokia, that they license all the technology from Nokia, that Nokia has a member of the board at that company, that Nokia Technologies has brand managers that supervise the phones’ development and that their HQ is in the same street as Nokia’s, maybe they’ll have more trust?

      • Erlin Hysenbelliu

        I am not saying they don’t know what they are doing, nor am I saying it is a bad product but what “game changing” features is this phone bringing? I don’t see anything that makes this device stand out. Perhaps they worked for Nokia before, that doesn’t make them Nokia though. I do wish them good luck, more competition is always great for us consumers. Hope something more than “just another good phone” from them in the future.

        • For “game changing” features they need R&D, and HMD doesn’t have that (at a scale) at the moment. Maybe in few years.