HMD Global-backed nokia has finally unleashed its much-awaited Nokia 8 smartphone. Along with the device’s specifications, the Finland-based company also revealed details regarding its price and availability. The company has launched its high-end flagship offering in four color variants – including Steel, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Polished Blue.

A top-end device

Nokia 8 is a high-end smartphone in terms of specs and features. It is expected that the flagship will compete with Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. The smartphone comes at roughly $706 and as per the company’s announcement, is expected to be available for sale globally sometime next month.

Unfortunately, Hmd Global hasn’t made any other details official regarding the device – especially the exact date of the global roll-out of the smartphone. Many other details such as, which region Nokia 8 will launch in, whether there will be more than one variant of the same device available, and if the smartphone is going to be powered by the Android O update are still awaited to be made official.

According to a report published by Android Headlines, the company is planning on laying special emphasis in US and Chinese markets at first. Following which, the smartphone will also be made available in European and Latin American markets as well. Additional information regarding the smartphone’s future developments are expected as the global roll-out date comes closer.

Specifications and design

Nokia’s high-end 8 smartphone comes donning a sophisticated metal finish on all sides, including its frame, rear and front body panels.

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The metal built is also seemingly mixed with high-quality aluminium that gives the device the perfect finishing touch. The smartphone also comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner located on the front panel of the device – which is quite unusual as most of the devices usually have this feature packed in the rear panel. Display-wise, the Nokia 8 is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD IPS LCD display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. The device offers 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage as well.

The smartphone is further powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, and houses a 3,090mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology support. The device also includes the IP54 certification, which makes Nokia 8 both, dust and water resistant. On the camera front, the smartphone sports a dual rear camera setup with two 13-megapixel rear sensors powered by the official Carl Zeiss technology along with a single 13-megapixel front shooter powered by Zeiss too.