Image Credit: Evan Blass
With all the leaked rumors and specifications that have been leaked over the last few months, we finally get a chance to see the official renders of the Nokia 8 flagship, thanks to Evan Blass who is a reliable source for leaked rumors and specifications. And from what we see, it appears that the device has an interesting design with ZEISS camera optics.
We expected the inclusion of ZEISS lens after HMD Global had signed a deal with ZEISS for producing advanced camera technologies. And Nokia 8 appears to be the first smartphone from HMD Global to feature ZEISS lens. The primary dual-lens camera that you see in the renders, is said to hold a pair of 13MP image sensor for both the lenses. The screen is a 5.3-inch display, which may be holding an OLED panel, according to previous rumors, with Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440).
The bezels on the left and right side appear to be very thin or almost non-existent. However, the device features very big bezels in the top and bottom, which could be a disappointment for some users. By the looks of the render, the screen may not feature an aspect ratio of 18:9, because of the large bezels. There is the capacitive back button on the bottom left side, the recent apps on the right and the home button in the middle. The corners in the rear side also appear to be seamlessly curved and we can see the power button and the volume rockers on the right side of the device.
It’s very likely that the home button houses the fingerprint sensor. Speaking of which, there appears to be a black-colored sensor on the rear side, next to the LED flash module. We can’t say if that is the fingerprint sensor itself. Remember, there were leaked sketches in the past of the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 9, one which had its fingerprint scanner on the home button, and the latter on the rear side.
The high-end Nokia 8 is said to feature the latest Snapdragon 835 processor tagged with 4GB RAM, 6GB, or 8GB RAM as certain rumors suggest, along with Android 7.1.1. It’s not evident yet if the device will ship with Android O out of the box. If that isn’t the case, then HMD Global will mostly roll out the update at a later date. The device will indeed come with Dual-SIM support.
The Nokia 8 is expected to be announced on July 31st and may be priced at $675 (AED 2479). While the specifications of the Nokia 8 are indeed impressive, we aren’t really happy about the large bezels of the smartphones when HMD Global is going to go head on with the likes of Samsung and LG who sells flagship devices with 18:9 displays. The availability of the Nokia 8 in the UAE is not known for now.