Still mulling over the seriousness of HMD Global in resurrecting Nokia’s flame in 2017? Don’t stress over it because it is happening. The company is sneaking into the smartphone scene that is arguably overcrowded by Android phones. Admittedly, the segment is littered with hundreds of brands, but Nokia might be deploying the services of its brand name that is respected in the telecom industry with already-on-sale smartphone portfolios such as Nokia 3, 5 and 6.
It has been reported that the Finnish company is sending out invites for an August 16 event that should see the unveiling of its high end product, Nokia 8. Remember the camera-centric Nokia N8 from 2010? The excitement!
Often, August is an insanely busy month for all OEMs that produce Android-powered devices. Of course, such activities are motivated by Apple’s September event that sees the announcement of new, shiny, better-than-ever, buttery-smooth, bezel-loving (although that may change), courageous and wallet-emptying iPhones. Also, it should be remembered that Apple will be celebrating the 10th anniversary since the first iPhone hit store shelves, and in that celebratory mood, the organization hopes to knock our socks off with a drastic departure from what we have come to expect from iPhone iterations. Screen-embedded TouchID? A skinny 18:9 touchscreen panel? We do not know.
Nokia wants to fly high amidst these speculations with the Nokia 8, which, coincidentally, will be eclipsed by the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and LG’s V30 (maybe). To make sure it remains relevant, the Nokia 8 will be swayed by the dual-camera madness with 13MP eyes complemented nu Carl Zeiss optics, a 5.3-inch panel with quadHD resolution and a generous 6GB of RAM – all of which will be fueled by Qualcomm’s new 835 chip.
Rumours have suggested that some of the Nokia 8 units will be painted copper brown (expect a weird marketing term for this colour, you know, something like Dumu Zas Brown), in addition to typical black, white and silver paint jobs.