The tech crowd has been eagerly waiting for the release of #Nokia 8. HMD Global keeps mum ever since the press renders leaked. Here's all you need to know about the premium #Nokia Phone coming out later this year.

Nokia 8: Specifications

The phone is unannounced yet but the geeks seem to know where to find the latest updates. Nokia released a nostalgic smartphone previously but this time the Nokia 8 is unlike the ordinary. The top-end device will reportedly focus on premium consumers with its top notch specifications.

The very first few leaks have been consistently pointed out at Snapdragon 835 as part of the innards. It is highly likely that the $600 smartphone will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

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On the optics, Nokia 8 packs 13 MP dual-lens rear camera and the same pixels for the front-facing camera. A 4 GB of RAM will equip Nokia 8 along with a 64 GB storage. There is no word whether the device will be a hybrid phone but it would be much appreciated if Nokia offers a dedicated slot for memory expansion instead of using SIM 2 slot.

Based on the press renders, fans can expect a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top side of this 5.3-inch smartphone. A few reputable sources claim to learn that the phone will be available in silver color and there is also a possibility that HMD Global will launch Nokia 8 as soon as this week.

The Future of Nokia

Ahead of the flagship launch, HMD's CEO Arto Nummela is stepping aside from the company. It is a trivial move since the Nokia brand seems to be walking on the right track – heading to the top – but HMD has claimed that this was a mutual agreement.

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Currently, Florian Seiche as the President, is taking over Nummela's role.

However, #The Future is not all unclear for the Finnish smartphone. Nokia has already prepared massive effort to get back up with the mid-ranger, Nokia 5, which has received great feedbacks from consumers. From the pricepoint, the handset offers a pure Android experience and is well-equipped with the latest technology features including fingerprint sensor and great shooting experience with its 13 MP camera.

As with Nokia 8, HMD Global is reportedly looking forward to take on Apple. It seems to be a good indicator that the smartphone is indeed, a premium device. However, as far as the specs are concerned, the phone could be a good contender for Google Pixel especially with the choice of hardware that HMD uses. We'll just have to find out if it will live up to the hype.