Nokia 8 to feature a Snapdragon 835 chipset; to go on sale on 31 July: Report

The Nokia 8 will be the next flagship smartphone to be launched by the company and is expected to go on sale on 31 July.

The Nokia 8 will be the next flagship smartphone to be launched by HMD Global, the Nokia brand's current owners. According to a post on WinFuture the phone is expected to go on sale on 31 July. While previous reports expected the Nokia 9 to be launched in the second quarter of 2017, it now seems that the Nokia 8 would arrive first.

The website also mentioned that Nokia 8 will bear a model number TA-1004 and will be powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset. The device will pack in 4 GB RAM and is expected to come with 64 GB of internal storage. The Nokia 8 is said to come with a dual-SIM card slots in European markets but is expected to introduce a single SIM variant of the smartphone as well.

The price of Nokia 8 is expected to be  €589 (approx Rs 43,415) in Europe. The device will come in four color variants: blue, Steel, gold/blue and gold/copper.

According to previous reports, the Nokia 8 was expected to arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and the Nokia 9 with a Snapdragon 835 chipset. The previous report also mentioned about a Nokia 2 that would be launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 or a MediaTek processor and even Nokia 7 that would pack in a Snapdragon 630 chipset.

Nokia's recently launched smartphone the Nokia 6 is open for registrations for it's sale on online retail website Amazon India. The sale will start from 23 August. The phone is priced at Rs 14,999 and includes Rs 1000 cashback for the customers paying the amount through Amazon Pay balance. Amazon Prime members will get a discount of Rs 500 whereas the new Prime member subscriber will get Rs 1000 discount. The Amazon Prime membership costs Rs 500.

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