For those who observe and follow the new smartphone launches, the Nokia 9 was expected to herald in a new set of features, especially in the imaging department, with the tie-up with Carl-Zeiss. However, the latest leaks indicate that it would be Nokia 8 that would carry some of these features and more importantly, the handset will be out in the market as early as this month.
Reports have emerged from the publication of images of the phone as well as some marketing material. Going by these sources, it is expected that the Nokia 8 will sport a display that is dual curved and it will also cut down on the bezel space at the top and the bottom, somewhat similar to what was witnessed in other phones like LG 6. The speaker grille will feature at the top and so will the sensors.
Rumour also has it that the Nokia 8 will be a 6-inch display phone and will have a QHD display to boot. The other specs also seem to be top drawn, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB RAM. The internal storage is predicted to be 128GB and the camera set up on the rear of the device would have two lenses of 8MP and 14MP.
As mentioned, HMD Global, the company making the Nokia phones now has entered into a technological tie-up with the renowned optics technology company Carl-Zeiss and the imaging feature on Nokia 9 will have this companyâ€™s contribution also added to it.
An indication of this is the introduction of the iris scanner on the Nokia 8. There is also a mention in these leaks of a thin vertical camera strip on the back panel the details of which will be known only later.
Besides the specs mentioned above, the phone is likely to come with the IP68 certification for water resistance, the fingerprint scanner and it is informed that it would be a dual SIM phone.
There are different versions on the estimated price at which Nokia 8 will be sold in India. One estimate puts it at Rs 30, 300 while the other seems to suggest that it would be Rs 44, 999.
The wait to know the official details wonâ€™t be very long.