Following the launch of the mid-range Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 Android smartphones, Finland-based HMD Global is now preparing the launch of a flagship model, the Nokia 8, equipped with Zeiss optics.
While HMD Global has remained tight lipped so far, Venture Beat’s mobile watcher Evan Blass posted multiple images of a device that he claims is the Nokia 8. The images clearly suggest that the forthcoming handset will indeed be the first to flaunt Zeiss branding.
Zeiss and HMD confirmed a partnership earlier this month to reintroduce Zeiss optics to Nokia branded handsets. For the uninitiated, the first ever Nokia phone to come with Zeiss optics was the Nokia N90, released in the mid-2000s.
According to Blass, the Nokia 8 release date is set to fall later this month – probably July 31. The much-anticipated Android flagship is expected to come equipped with a 5.3-inch display with QHD resolution, along with the Snapdragon SoC.
The handset will likely ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and its dual-lens Zeiss optics will probably have two 13 megapixel sensors. Word on the street is that the device will carry either 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
As you can see in the image above, the Nokia 8 sports a physical home button toward the bottom bezel between capacitive navigation keys. It will probably also have a fingerprint scanner.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 16, 2017
Overall, the new Nokia 8 is expected to be a significant upgrade from the Nokia 6 which is powered by Snapdragon 430. Compared to the Nokia 6 which is priced at $229, the Nokia 8 will set buyers back somewhere around $675.