HMD Global is expected announce the rumored Nokia 8 flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month, along with a few other Nokia-branded phones – including the re-launch of Nokia 3310 brick phone.
According to a new report by GizmoChina, the Nokia 8 flagship has been allegedly spotted at Chinese online retailer JD.com. The handset was listed at $463, but there was no mention of an exact release date or launch. However, sources suggest that the Nokia 8 is all set for an unveiling during MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
The listing reveals a few images of the Nokia 8 ( also rumored to be the Nokia P1), which is in line with renders of the phone that surfaced a few weeks back. Though as with every leak, readers are advised to take this information with a pinch of salt, as nothing is officially confirmed yet.
Nokia 8 to be a flagship Android phone
The upcoming Nokia 8 is said to be a flagship phone with the latest tech crammed into its metal frame. The device could pack a 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood, the Nokia 8 flagship is expected to get powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor. Some sources also talk about a Snapdragon 835 inside, but given that Samsung has hoarded the initial production for its upcoming Galaxy S8, it seems that might not be the case.
NokiaPowerUser earlier reported that the upcoming Nokia-branded Android flagship from HMD Global could soon go official, though an exact timeline is yet to be confirmed. The report cites the company’s officials, adding that they could be referring to the rumored Nokia P1 or Nokia 8 smartphone which is expected to make an appearance at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Besides, the alleged Nokia 8 or Nokia P1 is said to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The device is expected to come in two storage options – 64GB and 128GB, which can be further expanded to up to 256GB via a microSD slot. The listing also suggests the device will come in two color variants – Black and Silver. Also, the Nokia 8 is also expected to sell via the flash sales model when it officially launches, just like the Nokia 6.