Johnny, 22 Oct 2018So take a X7, call it 8.1 and double the price?X7 has garbage camera for the price. Maybe this one has a better unit
Qwerty2018, 22 Oct 2018Nokia 8 is NEVER a flagship. It is a 'pseudo' flagship Nokia made to 'test the water'.
Nokia ... moreI bought a Nokia 8 for 350usd. For that price everything is excellent. Camera, screen, battery, speakers. Specially the speakers.
Would never buy the 8.1 unless it has snd 845 and 6Gb Ram.
Last rumors say this phone will be global Version of X7 which is exclusive for China. They will use number 9 for true flagship.
Adul Al Salami Kebab, 22 Oct 2018Umm 8 is no longer flagship? SD710 is a mid-ranger yes? :c Nokia 8 is NEVER a flagship. It is a 'pseudo' flagship Nokia made to 'test the water'.
Nokia re-use the same strategy it uses when launching Lumia 800; made sub-par flagship (pseudo-flagship) just for the sake of 'testing the water' and portfolio.
Moreover, Nokia STILL use the same old, same old formula; make TONS of sub-par and 'mediocre' devices, SOLD it at MID-RANGE price.
Even the 8 is no exception; mediocre camera sensor & quality, bluish display, useless 'Bothie' gimmick, questionable FPS quality, meager 3090mAh which resulted in mediocre battery life, meager 4GB RAM & 64GB internal memory for 600 euro (initial price tag)!
Umm 8 is no longer flagship? SD710 is a mid-ranger yes? :c
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2018Agree with you, like the Lumia line up before. The 900 series are true flagship and the 800 se... moreYes, exactly that example, the Lumia 920 as a flagship and the Lumia 820 as a more affordable version.
Looking at HMD's other x.1 products, most likely this will come with a huge notch. Imo, the only kind of notch that is tolerable is the waterdrop notch.
same6630, 21 Oct 2018i can predict this stereo speakers missing.
this is not old nokia it's rubbish Chinese phone ... moreThe old Nokia & the "new" Nokia are actually the same being...
They keep releasing phones to the market with "mediocre" specs & features with INSANE price tag. Even when ALL other brands keep released better screen & tech, Nokia STILL released monochrome/4096 colors 1.28 inch screen, 2G internet speed (they capped it to EDGE), very low quality camera (mostly VGA with 10secs QVGA video recording) and no expandable storage...
Nokia even go as far as 'capped' Helio P60 & use 'cheap' 720p screen for Nokia x5 in order to make x6 'look' better (Helio P60 prowess is equivalent to SD 660, both CPU & GPU-wise)...
If Nokia 8 nowadays is around US$400, why bother urself with newer but 'worse' Nokia devices which priced almost the same?
Heck, u can even go for Mi8, ffs. Most of Mi series (flagship especially) are promised to get updates al least 2 years (My dad Mi5 got MIUI 10 and latest security patch), and could be supported for longer lime).
For me, say NO to OVERPRICED DEVICES.
There are TONS of manufacturers which offer SD710=powered devices for cheap, unlike 10 years ago!
Compare this stylishly euro designed notch by Nokia to the crude notch by Google pixel 3 d king of design is untouchable
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2018Why should I buy new phone when I already have oneAre you going to keep that phone forever?
i can predict this stereo speakers missing.
this is not old nokia it's rubbish Chinese phone maker
i come back to nokia 6 and i search for new phone maybe htc but i am waiting for model that gives me satisfaction
i don't like Samsung brand but c7 pro is awesome
John sarvicas is a jerk
again same design....fed up of this ugly notch.... all manufacturers are following the same... nokia plz grow up with an improvement in design....atleast avoid the notch and the large chin...
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2018So how would you get a phone if you don't buy it?Why should I buy new phone when I already have one
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2018HMD is making a mistake flooding the mobile market with all these X.1 phones at the same time.... moreI think it's something they needed to do because their X.0 models all had bezels, so with all the notched/bezeless phones on shelves, they're X.0 devices would look old, so by giving them the slight upgrade and X.1 notched designs, they're more likely to sell. I think Nokia/HMD have internally even dismissed that the X.0 devices exist and have practically written them off so they can focus on the upgraded models. The pace of these upgrades, isn't something I expect to see with future devices.
I think the entire bezeless/Notched design caught Nokia/HMD by surprise and they didn't expect them to be adopted so quickly, so instead of waiting an entire year to upgrade and risk their devices not selling, they moved up their schedule in order to ensure their devices don't miss the spotlight when being compared to other devices. I commend them on that move and how quickly they moved along with that decision.
Sirocco was supposedly the 8.1 of the Nokia 8 ...but with the announcement above, it seems they're ignoring the Sirocco as simply a Sirocco variant and I think that's mainly to do with the Sirocco having bezels and despite being one of the most beautiful devices, when compared to a bezelless/notched design, it looks old, so by releasing an 8.1, it will surely carry a notch and will look more worthy on the shelves when compared to the sirocco.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2018Same here.. no issues as such,, however the camera is pathetic to say the least.I'd say it's decent in normal circumstances, but in low light it is pretty bad indeed. Like really bad. Other than that I love it.
The Scientist Pigeon, 20 Oct 2018Gradually tend to what once called "Affordable Flagship"
After these, 9 is coming nearer as... moreYea it seems they releasing chronologically before getting to 9. First it was the 3.1 then the 5.1, then the 6.1 then the 7.1 then the 7.1 plus now the 8.1 ...so seems like the 9 will be December-Feb announcement.
That said, wasn't the Nokia 8 Sirocco meant to be the Nokia 8.1?