Update 2: The handset is now available to pre-order in more European countries, including Poland, Norway, and Switzerland. Pricing is around €608 for the former, and €579 for the latter two (excluding taxes).
Update 1: Pre-orders for the device are live in Australia as well. Retailer JB Hi-fi has the phone listed on its website, and is offering it for AUD 899, which currently translates to around $712.
Shipments will begin September 7 onwards.
Original story follows:
The Nokia 8 finally became official a couple of days ago, following many months of leaks, rumors, and speculation. The handset is already available for pre-order in Germany and Russia, and it's even cheaper than expected.
In Germany, you can pre-order from O2 or Mobilcom Debitel. The former carrier does have an online listing up, unlike the latter. O2 charges €577 for the device sans contract, which is quite a bit under the officially announced €599 level. At Mobilcom Debitel, the phone costs €579, which apparently represents the recommended retail price for Germany.
In due course, the Nokia 8 will also be available to order from Telekom, Media Markt, Saturn, and Amazon in the country. If you pre-order from O2 you get a free Nokia Steel smartwatch, worth €129.95.
On the other hand, in Russia you can pre-order a Nokia 8 from Megafon, for a price that approximately translates into €575. It's offered in all four colors: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Silver, and Polished Copper.
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