HMD Global’s first flagship is here, but you might not be able to get one for yourself.
When making a high-end phone, you can’t stop at the internal specifications. It needs to look and feel like a premium product. The Nokia 8 appears to achieve that as it’s crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminum with a polished mirror finish.
Still, there’s no hiding the large bezels above and below the display. The phone’s maker, while embracing the two-camera setup trend, didn’t feel that an all-display front was necessary. But maybe consumers don’t actually care that much. And, to be fair, the Nokia 8’s design does seem attractive overall.
Where HMD Global didn’t skimp in the slightest was internal specifications. The Nokia 8 is a beast, and it’s important to also note that the software better than most of the competition. Like its siblings, the Nokia 8 comes with a completely clean take on Android.
The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, two 13MP rear cameras, a 13MP front camera, a 3090mAh battery, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Color options include Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper.
HMD Global will release the Nokia 8 in Europe next month, and it’s price is set at €599. Unfortunately it’s unknown if the device will also be released in the United States. So far only the Nokia 6 has made available in more than a couple markets. Perhaps HMD Global plans on holding a separate U.S.-based event for the Nokia 8 later this year.