Until Nokia sold its mobile phone business to MS few years ago, I had always used a Nokia phone and loved their build quality, sturdy feel, stable Symbian OS, etc. So, look forward to their phones in their new avatar, courtesy HMD Global, the new licensee of Nokia brand for mobile phones globally.
I live in India, and want to avoid buying a Chinese make/branded phone, if I can help it, so have been deferring my purchase awaiting the Nokia phones' launch in Q2/H2 of 2017. Have read about specs of Nokia 5 & 6, and with a dated S430 SoC they are a no-go for me. Hence, seems Nokia 8 could be my first stop, if I do insist on a Nokia phone. Considering the specs of Nokia 8 (not sure of battery capacity, which is not mentioned here), it seems a good option, subject to correct pricing. If it's priced around Rs. 25-27K in India, it will sell well, but if it's priced above Rs 30K, there will be few takers, as there are better options in that price segment. HMD needs to realize that those who loved Nokia phones earlier, will expect a lot more of the brand in its new avatar, as it is an entirely different market now. To re-establish itself as a market leader, it needs to not just offer excellent build quality that Nokia phones were known for earlier, but also price them right, until it 'grows' on people. It can't bank on its earlier Brand equity or loyalty, as the mobile phone market, esp. in India is very tough now. Hope HMD gets its act right and markets the Nokia phones at competitive prices. Good luck !
SAM, 29 Apr 2017please share the launching date5th may 2017, confirmed.
The phone specs is pretty impressive unlike Samsung flagship phone but is it possible for Nokia to make a 41 megapixel sensor phone, like they made Nokia lumia 1080 and the Nokia 808 pureview.
IF a 24MP camera, it will need big pixels as the noise is still there in the 5 model. It should have a sensor as big as the 1020 Nokia. IF it does not then there's no point it existing except if the radio is good and you can record off-air as you can with an LG G4 for example
A big sensor a 24MP could give noiseless shots at 100iso, but wait and pray they are not believing we are all still stupid...
Roni,From,Bangaldesh, 25 Apr 2017Please Recently Release it (Nokia 8). End of the summer perhaps. Beware this is not official.
I want this phone..because I love nokia, I hope this is the most powerfull nd long lasting, so plz launching fast...:-) :-) :-) :-)
Please as early as possible launch I hope the mobile good and smart features are very high and good capacity any work done easily
somz, 23 Apr 2017Any launch date Arian?Hi
I don't know about launch date exactly! But according to says or rumors Nokia 6 June first in India and beginning Summer in other countries! Situation about Nokia 8/9 is unknown
Anonymous, 23 Apr 2017I need that phone how can I get it
Don't forget my comment was base on rumors!
From the beginning I am a user of Nokia. I hope upcoming Nokia 8 price will be the best one so that huge amount of persons can be the user of that phone.
I hope the success of that.
Nokia is still the King of smartphones....just went through a bad facie partnered up with MS...now they are back and looking stronger than ever ...really hope the Nokia 8 becomes a reality because if it does come into production...you can bet I will be there buying one...have had 6 different Nokia phones over many years...all have performed flawless...they are tough, well built and you just cant kill them....rock on Nokia...welcome back