It is about to be announced and the public has long been asking for a real flagship with Nokia colors. It's time to look carefully at the Android smartphone known as Nokia 8. Here's 5 points that can ultimately dictate your success.
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HMD is Nokia's new "home" and this year has already launched several devices but none of the high end. It is missing one flagship Nokia and the brand has already sent invitations to its event on August 16 (today). We are expected to get to know the high-end Android smartphone Nokia 8 and even a new version of the new 3310 with 3G connection. Hopefully, they will soon arrive in Europe and other markets.
5 crucial points for Nokia 8 smartphone
After Nokia 3, 5 and 6 have reached the markets with a good general acceptance, all that remains is to know a real high-end to crown this return of the brand that once reigned supreme in this mobile market. The world is asking for a Nokia 8, the question is whether HMD shares our thoughts.
The smartphone has been referred to in various information leaks mainly through the account @EvanBlass, a profile also known as evleaks. We even saw a short video where this smartphone was visible with other Nokia's already launched. Not too scarce the photographs and renders of this device.
However, the smartphone has also received approval from the FCC, the US agency responsible for regulating telecommunications. There it received the number TA-1012 and at the time its launch seemed imminent. In the meantime a few weeks have passed but now we are effectively on the eve of your presentation.
1.º – The Nokia 8 Features
In terms of technical features we have the following framework for the flagship Android smartphone of the mythical Finnish brand:
- 5.3 inch screen
- IPS LCD Technology with Quad-HD Resolution (2560 x 1440p)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Glass
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor
- Adreno 540 Graphic
- 12MP Dual Camera with Carl-Zeiss Lenses
- 4-6 GB of RAM
- 64GB / 128GB internal storage
- 12MP front camera
- Fingerprint reader / biometric sensor
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Available in Silver, Blue and Gold
- Metal construction
- Available in Dual-SIM
These technical features were advanced by the gsmarena website, among others and show us a smartphone with practitioner all what and why a beautiful high end for 2017.
From the Snapdragon 835 processor to your Quad-HD resolution display. I hope these settings will be verified as they will be a very good point for this Nokia 8.
2nd – Who doesn't want a high-end Nokia smartphone?
Initially we were surprised by HMD's option not to launch a high-end at Mobile World Congress where we got to know the other smartphones already in circulation. However, in my view this delay was related to the necessary market research before investing in the production of a flagship.
That is, before devoting limited resources, especially to a brand that is now being reborn, in producing a high-end, HMD chose to wait and see if the public really wanted a Nokia smartphone of this caliber.
Now, in August 2017, I think it's unanimous, even the most tech-savvy know that Nokia is back, now with the familiar Android and this has been reflected in the demand for their devices, especially online.
In short, the market is ready for a high-end Android with the logo of the mythical Finnish brand being one of the 5 points in favor of the smartphone. Check out the Nokia 8!
3 – Guaranteed Android Updates for Nokia 8
One of the big problems of the Android operating system is its huge fragmentation. Look at the distribution numbers provided by Google for August and you'll know exactly what I mean.
However, Nokia seems set to set an example and has already confirmed that even the most modest of its smartphones, Nokia 3, will receive Android O. This will be the next major version of the operating system and should be made public before the end of this month. , possibly on August 21st.
The important thing to keep in mind is that a Nokia 8 user should receive official updates for at least two years, a measure to be commended. This is a great way to build a trust between brand and consumer.
4th – Carl Zeiss camera and Nokia build quality
Another of the strengths of this Nokia 8 and undoubtedly one of the 5 points in its favor will be the rear camera (main), a dual camera with Carl Zeiss lenses and all the mastery of the "Lumia" cameras of the short hard times when the Nokia seemed to be on track with Microsoft.
However, we still have to see the first analysis of your camera results to attest to its value. As for the build quality, even the modest Nokia 3 left me speechless. The solidity and mastery of construction is reflected in every detail and line of the smartphone.
If even your most modest smartphone surprises with its build quality then what will make a top of the range like Nokia 8?
5th – Price of this Android smartphone will be very catchy
Perhaps one of the 5 most notable points is its price. After all, as good and promising as this Android can be, if it gets too expensive to market, its success would be very limited.
Information on the possible price of this Nokia 8 smartphone was advanced by a Finnish store that declined to name it. Does this have any real foundation?
For less than € 600 we could be entitled to Nokia's top of the range and that makes me optimistic about its success. I would like to believe so, but I need some more evidence to that effect. For now it is just a value pointed by a store that preferred to remain anonymous.
I could also have said that your arrival on the markets will have to be surgical. That is, the brand will have to plan well the arrival date of the new smartphones in stores.
Nokia 8 will face luxury competition
They will have to avoid the frenzy surrounding the iPhone 8 and whether they can present themselves as a viable alternative to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, new Sony and Huawei Mate 10 coming in October.
They are all high end devices and already have a significant fan base for each of these high end Android devices. Will HMD get Nokia 8 in stores before iPhone 8? They should wait for the holiday season, that is the question!
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Finally, the brand's event will start at 7:30 pm London time. What are your expectations for this smartphone? What are your 5 points for or against this Nokia 8?
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