HMD global has informed that they are putting end to the rumors and leaks about Nokia 8 flagship of a smartphone. It also added during the time of launch that the smartphone will be released in the global markets starting from September.
However, within three days of its display, the Nokia 8 has been made pre-order accessible in selective markets such as Germany and Russia. What is fascinating, is that the pre-orders price is relatively economical than the one that was announced.
In Germany, Mobilcom Debitel and O2 have listed the Nokia 8 for pre-order. Of these two carriers, O2 has put up an online listing with a price tag of €577 (approx. Rs. 43,400) while the launch price is €599 (approx. Rs. 45,000). The other carrier has listed the device for €579 (approx. Rs. 43,600).
In Russian market, the Nokia 8 is already up for pre-order from Megafon at a price equivalent to €575 (approx. Rs. 43,300). The carrier will offer the Nokia 8 in all the four color variants such as Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Polished Copper, and Silver.
The Nokia 8 will be made obtainable for pre-order in Amazon, Telekom, Saturn, and Media Markt in Germany. On pre-ordering the smartphone from O2, consumers will get a free Nokia Steel smartwatch priced at €129.95 (approx. Rs. 9,800).
While the technical description of the Nokia 8 is already known, the highlight of the smartphone is its dual rear camera setup. Nokia 8 boasts of a 13MP dual-lens rear camera setup (RGB+monochrome) with Carl Zeiss branding. This camera module has f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. There is a 13MP selfie camera as well on board with display flash, f/2.0 aperture, and PDAF. The handset also comes with the Dual-Sight, which makes use of both the front and rear cameras at the same time in order to click a snap.
When it comes to the availability of the Nokia 8 in India, we came across a report recent tipping that the smartphone will be released in the country during Diwali, the festive shopping season. So, we can expect to get more details about its Indian release in the coming weeks.