Nokia 8 was launched on August 16. The model is the 2017 entry of the company to the flagship smartphone market. It features cutting-edge technology in terms of specs and features.

While the Galaxy Note is another upcoming smartphone and both of them are said to be among the most anticipated smartphones of the year. According to Forbes, Samsung's upcoming smartphone, Galaxy Note 8 will be launched on August 23. The South-Korean company planned to introduce the device before Apple takes the wraps off its 2017 iPhone as the flagship device will compete with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus..

Note 8's speculated specs and features

The device will also come enabled with the "smart switch" app.

Galaxy Note 8 is expected to run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Note series is known for its display size and the first model of the smartphone brings the concept of phablet devices. The Note Series is about to get a bigger 6.3-inch infinity display, according to Forbes, which might just manage to stop it from being too unwieldy. On the camera front. the phablet could mark a dual 12MP rear camera with f1/7 and 2x optical zoom. Bixby AI is also said to be feature in the phone. Galaxy Note 8 will be the most expensive phone by the company and might cost around $1000.

Nokia 8's design features and other details

The device is made of metal with the aluminium 6000 alloy. On the back it has a vertical dual camera. Nokia 8 features the 5.3-inch HD IPS LCD display, with an added 2.5D curved glass and a pixel density of 559ppi.

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On the processor front, it is powered by a Snapdragon 835. In terms of storage, the flagship has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory, which can be expanded to 256GB with the help of SD card.

Speculated specs and features

The Nokia 8 comes with a ZEISS powered dual camera setup at the rear - a primary 13MP RGB (color) sensor with optical image stabilisation paired with a 13MP secondary monochrome (Black And White) sensor, The sensors are powered by the Carl Zeiss technology and both cameras have an aperture of f/2.0, while the setup comes with phase detection auto-focus and a dual-tone flash. The rear camera(s) can also record video in 4K resolution.

The phone will be available in a range of four colors. The Nokia flagship smartphone will cost around $700 in US. The global launch of the smartphone will happen in September. Overall, it will be interesting to see the upcoming battle between the two beast smartphones.