Nokia 8 UK Launch: Price, Specs, Release Date and Pre-Orders


HMD Global unveiled its fourth Android-powered smartphone this year and the most powerful one in its lineup yet, the Nokia 8, and it is all set to go on sale this September in several markets globally with a date for UK launch out.

7 Incredible Nokia 8 Features That You Should Know

After its sad demise at the hands Microsoft, the Nokia brand was reprised by HMD Global and three new variants — Nokia 3, 5 and 6 — running on the Android operating system were launched globally. And now the company has unveiled a high-end device for its mid-range offering.

The Nokia 8 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest offering, the Snapdragon 835 processor. But Nokia has kept the bigger bezels and capacitive buttons inspite of the industry-wide trend of thin bezels on flagship devices.

Release Date and Price

According to CarPhone Warehouse, the Nokia 8 will be available in UK starting September 13. The retailer has already started taking pre-orders and an unlocked version of the latest Nokia at is available for £499.

Those who pre-order will also get a Nokia Steel smartwatch worth £119 for free.

Users can also buy the Nokia 8 alongwith tariffs with EE, O2 and Vodafone. With a £39.99 down payment and a £30 per month contract, the Nokia 8 can be yours.

What’s more? Users will also receive 1GB data and a free smart watch alongwith the purchase.

Nokia 8 Specs and Features

  • Display: The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440) liquid crystal display (LCD) protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Design: The device is packed in an aluminium casing and is 7.3mm thin. The 3.5mm headphone jack is located at the top and the charging port at the bottom with the fingerprint sensor at the back panel.
  • Processor: The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset which clocks at 2.45 GHz and is supported by Adreno 540 GPU.
  • Memory and Storage: The Nokia 8 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
  • Camera: HMD’s flagship sports a dual-lens camera on the rear with 13MP and a 13MP front camera. Both the front and the rear camera sport Zeiss optics.
  • Battery: The device is backed by 3090mAh battery supported with QuickCharge 3.0 tech.

The Nokia 8 comes with Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It will come in blue and copper glossy colours and blue and grey matte colours.

The device will be available in two variants — single and dual sim — and will run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box.

The Nokia 8 comes with an always-on display which displays notifications for calls, SMS and email, alongside the clock, day, date and battery percentage.

While video calling on the Nokia 8, users have the option to switch on the video feed from both the front and the rear camera at the same time.

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