Nokia 8 leak: This looks like Nokia’s 2017 flagship device

The Nokia 6 announcement earlier this week by HMD Global created quite a buzz about the comeback of the beloved brand name. But a closer look at the specifications, put the Nokia 6 clearly in the mid-range segment. It looks like HMD Global wants to keep the best for the Mobile World Congress 2017 to take place in Barcelona next month.

But according to a report in the GSMArena, Qualcomm may have given hints of Nokia’s upcoming flagship device, thanks to a leaked video. The video, which was meant to showcase the EIS 3.0 image stabilisation prowess of the Snapdragon 835 chipset, has now become a topic of speculation after this video was released.

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The naming convention Nokia 8 is in line with Nokia’s flagship camera phone models in the past – N8, N82, 808 PureView, Nokia 1080 and so on. The camera is expected to come with Carl Zeiss optics, which is similar to what was used in on the older Nokia flagship camera phones.

According to the report, the Nokia 8 is expected to come in two variants. The flagship one with Qualcomm Snapdraon 835 chipset, 6GB RAM, either 64GB or 128GB storage with the option to expand the storage using a microSD card slot. The second variant will house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB RAM.

Both the variants are expected to come with a 24MP OIS + EIS sporting rear camera and a 12MP front-facing camera.

The phone is expected to come with dual front speakers, no physical buttons on the front. There are no clear indications about the build quality materials, but looks like Nokia will stick with a unibody metal design. It is expected to come with a built in heart rate monitor as well.

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The Nokia 6, which will be selling only in China, has already got more than 250,000 interested registered buyers on the Chinese seller site JD.com. So clearly, Nokia still has a lot of interest among consumers. Whether the Nokia 8 speculations are true? We will only be able to know for sure on 26 February.