HMD Global, the OEM who owns the Nokia brand, have finally announced their first flagship device, the Nokia 8. Sporting impressive specs throughout, the Nokia 8 will be available in September, starting in Europe, for €599. That translates to $704 at today’s exchange rate. It is expected that the device will make it to the US at some point this year but for September, expect it to be in Europe and China first. It will also likely be at a lower cost than $700 as device tend to be a bit less here than in Europe.
At that price point, the Nokia 8 is in the flagship category which begs the question of if the specs justify the price. On the surface, it would appear that way. The 5.3′ QHD device is powered by the Snadragon 835 octa-core processor and is coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. That storage can be expanded by an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. The phone is rated as splashproof with an IP54 certification and will run a near AOSP version of Android Nougat 7.1.1.