The HMD Global, a Finnish company, is all set to launch their first #Android flagship device under the brand name Nokia. They have started sending out the invite for the launch event which is scheduled on #August 16, The Verge reported. The #Nokia 8 launch event will take place in London, and it is going their first device to come with Carl Zeiss optics.

HMD Global had already launched the Nokia 6 in the United States with a price tag of $229 covering the budget segment. And now it's time to disrupt the high-end market with this Android device. Nokia devices have been a hot topic in the news lately, and Nokia 8 is not an exception here.

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Nokia 8 leaks and specifications

Recently, Nokia 8 was spotted in the firm's Chinese website with images of the device but unfortunately, the images were taken down within a couple of minutes. We have already witnessed several leaks lately thanks to the famous leaker, Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks on Twitter. Apart from this, the device was leaked in the copper gold color, but you will likely see a silver and blue model as well.

According to the rumors, Nokia 8 will come with a 5.3-inch Quad HD screen and Qualcomm's latest flagship processor Snapdragon 835. There is no leak about the GPU in the device, but on the storage front, you will see 4GB of RAM and 64GB of primary storage. If you look at the device's leaked images you will notice a 2.5D glass on top with capacitive touch buttons and in the middle a fingerprint sensor.

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The whole front of the device clearly resembles the mid-budget Nokia 6.

The device will come with a dual camera setup stacked vertically as you can see in the leaked images. It is one of the key-highlighted features of Nokia 8. The brand could go for dual 13MP+13MP camera option here with laser autofocus, dual tone LED flashlight, and of course, most importantly the Carl Zeiss branding.

Nokia 8 will run on a stock version of Android Nougat 7.1.1 which is a great thing. Talking about price, Nokia 8 will be launched with a price tag of approximately $688 claimed by WinFuture.

Opinions on Nokia 8

The brand is very well known for offering exceptional build qualities without compromising a lot on pricing, and that is what consumers need in the smartphone market right now. With a large number of brands focusing on numbers, build quality gets compromised always. Nokia 8 is, of course, going to take this a next step further.

The on-paper specification is quite appealing for a flagship device. The brand is still making its way through the market, and it's pretty obvious that they are not going to work on heavy things. Chinese manufacturers will offer the same specs at a much smaller price, but again build quality will get compromised.