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30/6/2017
Reymart Sarigumba

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Another week of anticipation for Nokia fans looking forward to getting their hands on the company’s upcoming flagship device one of which is the Nokia 8. While there has been no official update yet for this much-awaited device, rumors on the other hand just keep on brewing.

Nokiapoweruser.com has again released a new set of rumored specs for the new flagship devices from Nokia; one of which includes the Nokia 8. Its key specs according to the website is as follows:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 7-inch IPS LCD 1440x2560 screen display
  • Octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB and 128GB storage variants
  • 24MP main camera
  • 12MP selfie shooter
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Just recently, two more variants of a Nokia Android device have appeared in some certifications in Indonesia. The two variants include TA-1017 and TA-1034. These leaked variants have yet to appear elsewhere aside from this source in Indonesia. While it was quite difficult for these people behind this leak to determine whether the variant actually belongs to Nokia 7, 8, or 9, it’s more likely that it’s the Nokia 8’s.

What do these figures mean? Well, they’re basically called variants, that means whichever these variants are associated to, they’ll come in two different packages. They’re not too different though, it could be that they’ll just differ in terms of storage space, processing chip, or simply color. There has been no specific note as to which type of variant this suggest, compared the website’s recently leaked variants for Nokia 9 which included Geekbench and RAM.

On the other hand, there is still no news about the specific launch dates of Nokia’s future flagship phones. Whether we expect the Nokia 8 to be groundbreaking as how the company used to be, or not, Nokia’s recent feat to make a major comeback in the smartphone scene really kept everyone on the edge of their seats - which is what they were known for during the early days of smartphones.

As mentioned, this rumored device doesn’t have a release date yet. It might be priced around RM2000 (23,500 PHP, 640 SGD, and 3630 HKD).


27/6/2017
Reymart Sarigumba

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This year, Nokia returned to the smartphone arena with three mid-range handsets wielding the Android OS, the Nokia 3,5, and 6. No doubt, they are amazing budget phones but nevertheless we’re waiting for Nokia’s flagship device, the Nokia 8, which is rumored to be released in the near future.

Recently, a source close to Nokia recently uploaded a video on the internet, displaying the company’s upcoming flagship smartphones, the Nokia 8 and 9. It shows four Nokia Android phones, in contrast to what the company officially unveiled which is only three handsets.

It is believed that the Nokia 8 will be released by the end of June. However, we’re heading closer to the end of the month and Nokia still has no word about its launch date. It’s speculated that the Nokia 8 will be announced any day or possibly next month, thus we’re most probably expecting a summer release. Also, there have been rumors suggesting the device will probably show up in one of the world’s leading trade shows, the IFA, at the beginning of September. Such tech show is an ideal venue for Nokia to display its new smartphones.

Possible features and specifications

There have been many leaks and rumors about Nokia 8’s possible features and specifications. These should be taken with a grain of salt as Nokia has not confirmed any of them.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 3-inch Quad-HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual-cameras at the back and a 12MP front snapper
  • USB-C
  • Quick Charge 4.0

Aside from these, the Nokia 8 is expected to feature a waterproofing protection, a fingerprint sensor, and a bezel-less display.

As mentioned, Nokia has not confirmed the launch of the Nokia 8. The device will cost roughly 2000RM (which converts to 646 SGD, 23421 PHP, and 3637 HKD).


19/6/2017
Reymart Sarigumba

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Early in June 2017, there were leaked photos of Nokia’s upcoming flagship devices which include the Nokia 8 that was making rounds on the internet. They’re literally just glimpses of the prototype of the Nokia 8 that was covered in a case that blocked the phone’s surface, making it quite impossible to get a complete view of its overall design.There were some parts of its sides that peeped out from the confines of the covering, though, suggesting that the phone may feature an aluminum alloy body, similar to the iPhone 4. The sides were metallic pretty much like what we’ve seen from Apple’s iPhone 4 and 5 series, but we’ve yet to see if the Nokia 8 will leaf out Apple’s design.

Despite various alleged Nokia 8 photos scattered around the internet, there has been no official confirmation from Nokia themselves, and no official photo of the phone. So, we will be left guessing whether or not the so-called Nokia 8 photos on the internet come even close to looking like the actual phone.

As of now, we are left with more rumors about the Nokia 8’s features and they’re still pretty much the same as what we’ve heard since the news about this device broke.  So far, these are the things that we might expect from Nokia’s highly anticipated comeback device, the Nokia 8:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • QHD screen (2,560 x1,440p resolution)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 23-megapixel dual camera on its back
  • 12-megapixel selfie shooter.
  • 7-inch screen
  • 3,800 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery
  • Quick Charge 4.0 technology
  • Quality, mid-ranged smartphone
  • No IP certification (not water and dust resistant)

 Do take note that these specifications are not official, so better take these with a grain of salt. As for the release date, there has been no confirmation yet from Nokia. 


18 May 2017
Aaron Tam

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As Nokia is making its comeback to the smartphone market this year, many people are still very excited about its upcoming releases. In fact, the latest Nokia smartphone models have been said to offer excellent value and power to mid-range smartphone scene. This time, there is a new leak as a video from Vimeo reveals Nokia 8 with a dual rear camera. In the same video, it is amazing that it shows 4 Nokia smartphone devices even though Nokia is going to sell three of them at this moment. This new model seems to sport a dual camera setup on its rear.  

Furthermore, you can also see that this smartphone also boasts a full metal and glass body. In its bottom, there seems to be a USB-C connector port and the usual 3.5mm audio headphone jack. The other specification that you can find the leak is its 5.7-inch QHD display screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU,6GB RAM, 3800mAh battery and the powerful Carl Zeiss 22.6MP camera. At the first glance, this smartphone actually bears a strong resemblance to the current Nokia 6 model. 

Shortly about being spotted, the leaked video has been taken down swiftly. Apparently, this video is leaked by a former art director employee at the company. In other words, this should add more credibility to the validity of the leak itself.  


11 April 2017
Reymart Sarigumba

Nokia, after announcing its major comeback, announced a line of new flagship devices including the Nokia 8. However, the company hasn’t dropped a single hint about the device’s specs, features, and release date since. Because of that, some of Nokia’s avid followers have taken this matter into their own hands and tried to put the puzzle together and figure out what’s the real deal with the Nokia 8. Below are some speculations on the Nokia 8’s camera, chipset, and overall build.

In case you forgot, Nokia has long been a patron of Carl Zeiss Optics for their premium camera phone back in the day like the Nokia N90 and N95. And, because the Nokia 8 is said to give its competitors a run for their money, what better way to do that than to throw in a camera developed by a pioneer of mobile camera optics, Carl Zeiss. While the newly released Nokia 6 and 5 didn’t sport this lens for their camera, Nokia’s official Twitter account noted that the future could be different for their upcoming models. Also, the Nokia 8 is set to be positioned as a high-end phone so there’s really a big chance for it to sport a Carl Zeiss powered camera optics.

Another rumor going around the internet is that the Nokia 8 will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 Chipset and suggests that it will sport a Quad HD display. There has been no official announcement about these features yet, but given the fact that it’s aimed at competing with devices like the Galaxy S8, integrating the best quality screen today is definitely imperative.

Lastly, there has been a leaked sketch that shows the Nokia 7’s front and rear panel and it suggests that it will come with a single camera which is labeled with “Zeiss.” So, it goes without saying that the rumor about Carl Zeiss optics on the Nokia 8 could be all the truer and that it might come with a dual camera contrary to a single camera found on the Nokia 7 (as the sketch has suggested) since it’s the more expensive and premium device of the two.

As of writing, no news about the release date has been confirmed yet. However, there are rumors that it is most likely to launch in May along with the Nokia 7.

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Model8
DateAug 2017
Processor
Processor frequency2.5 GHz
Processor familyQualcomm Snapdragon
Processor model835
Processor cores4
Coprocessor
Coprocessor frequency1.8 GHz
Coprocessor cores4
Display
Display diagonal13.5 cm (5.3")
Display resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
Touchscreen
Orientation sensor
Screen shapeFlat
Second display
Display typeIPS
Touch technologyMulti-touch
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Ports & interfaces
USB port
USB connector typeUSB Type-C
USB version3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
ANT+ enabled
Weight & dimensions
Width73.7 mm
Depth7.9 mm
Height151.5 mm
Networking
3G
4G
Wi-Fi
SIM card typeNanoSIM
2G standardsGSM
4G standardLTE
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi standardsIEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth version5.0
Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Storage
RAM capacity4 GB
Internal storage capacity64 GB
Compatible memory cardsMicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size256 GB
USB mass storage
Navigation
Position location
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GLONASS
Software
Operating system installedAndroid
Operating system version7.1.1
Camera
Rear camera typeDual camera
Rear camera resolution (numeric)13 MP
Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera typeSingle camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)13 MP
Second rear camera resolution (numeric)13 MP
Zoom capability
Rear camera aperture number2
Front camera aperture number2
Video recording
Geotagging
Battery
Battery capacity3090 mAh
Design
Form factorBar
Colour of productGrey
International Protection (IP) codeIP54
Protection featuresSplash proof
Fingerprint reader
Performance
Video call
Personal info management (PIM)Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Flight mode
PersonalizationIcons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups
Microphone mute
ThemesWallpapers
Subscription
Subscription typeNo subscription
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