When HMD Global announced the Nokia 8 last month, initial indications were that the company’ flagship device would only be available in European markets. That projection seems to be shifting now based on some FCC database entries and sources indicating new variants are also in the pipeline.
When the Nokia 8 launched, the hardware definitely setup HMD Global to compete in the flagship tier of the market with a Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 835, and a dual camera setup. One area that might have been a tad on the weak side was the memory option, which was limited to a sole choice of 4GB of RAM with 64GB of onboard storage. For those interested in more storage, the Nokia 8 does come with a microSD slot.
Between the different sources and an FCC database entry, it looks like HMD Global is planning to increase RAM to 6GB in the Nokia 8. Given that this appeared in the FCC database, availability in the U.S. market appears to be in the works for the Nokia 8 with this increased RAM. That same database entry also revealed 128GB of onboard storage was included. Sources also indicate this upgraded version may be available with 64GB of storage.
When launched in Europe, the price for the 4GB variant was set at €599 ($711 USD). Sources say the 6GB/128GB variant is being priced at €669 ($794 USD). Whether comparable prices are set for an eventual U.S. market release is unclear. Given the timing of the FCC entry, HMD Global appears to be hoping to get this device into the U.S. market in time for this year’s holiday shopping season, so it may not be too long before an announcement is made and the details are clarified.