Nokia 8 variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage has been officially confirmed by HMD Global. According to WinFuture, the smartphone will be launched for the European market next month on October 20. The 6GB RAM variant of Nokia 8 is said to become available only in the Polished Blue colour variant. As for pricing, it is said to retail for €669 (around Rs 51,700), a premium of €90 over its regular variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The variant of Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM and 128GB was recently spotted on the US FCC listing. The listing showed that HMD Global modified specifications of Nokia 8 variants with model number TA-1004 and TA-1012 to reflect improved storage and connectivity features. Previously, there were reports indicating that Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM will first launch in China before being made available to other markets.
To recall, Nokia 8 is the flagship smartphone from HMD Global, the new custodian of Nokia brand. It was announced last month at an event in London and will be launched in India tomorrow. In terms of features, the Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset. The regular variant of Nokia 8 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.
It sports a total of three 13MP cameras, two on the back and one on the front. The dual 13MP rear camera setup on Nokia 8 is similar to Huawei's with one colour sensor and another monochrome sensor. The main camera has f/2.0 aperture, optical image stabilisation and brings back Carl Zeiss optics to smartphones. The 13MP front camera features phase detection autofocus and f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone also brings new Bothie mode which allows users to use both front and rear cameras simultaneously and is integrated with live streaming platforms like Facebook and YouTube.
The Nokia 8 sports a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The company has started working on Android 8.0 Oreo update. The handset is backed by a 3090mAh battery and is available in tempered blue, polished blue, steel and polished copper colour variants.