In what might be HMD Global’s latest bid to crack the flagship market, a new report in a respect German press outlet has now reported that the latest version of the Nokia 8 may be launched next month. Unlike the more standard version of the Nokia 8, this new device will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal or native memory. We had reported last week that such a device would soon be launched in the United States.
Winfuture.De has reported that the launch may take place next month. When the Nokia 8 had first been launched, it came with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, a configuration which is hardly flagship. However, as the days have gone by, it becomes increasingly clear that a more powerful smartphone is required if HMD Global, which has the manufacturing and licensing rights of the iconic Finnish brand, Nokia.
Last week, the new variant of the Nokia 8 had arrived on the FCC, a move which signaled that the US launch was not too far away. Besides the RAM and the increased storage capacity, the Nokia 8 will be identical to the original in almost all aspects.
The new Nokia 8 6GB/128GB combination will come to Europe, more specifically in Germany, on October 20 this year. Note that, for now, this new variant will only be available in the Polished Blue color option. As far as the price tag is concerned, this new model will come for €669, which is €90 more than the standard variant.
The Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch IPS 2K display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. At the heart of this device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which has eight cores clocked up to 2.45 Gigahertz, bringing the best of both worlds: power and economy. Also on board are twin rear cameras with Zeiss optics. A 3,090 mAh battery provides ample juice.