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Nokia’s return to the flagship smartphone market set for August

We already know that HMD is planning to launch a new Nokia flagship this year, under the name ‘Nokia 8’. We have previously heard about specs and pricing but now it looks like we have a release date in the bag too, with reports indicating that the next Nokia flagship will arrive on the 16th of August.

HMD Global confirmed today that there will be a Nokia 8 unveiling event in London on the 16th of August, just a few days ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 launch event.

From what we know so far, the Nokia 8 will be a true Android flagship, with specifications to rival other big names. Under the hood we can expect a Snapdragon 835 SoC, alongside 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and dual-SIM slots. A 5.3-inch QHD display is on the cards, as is a 13MP camera and a 3,800 mAh battery. We have also previously heard that this smartphone will run a near stock version of Android, which will hopefully mean minimal bloatware.

Finally, as far as pricing is concerned, the Nokia 8 is currently expected to launch for $675 in the US, or 589 Euros in Europe.

KitGuru Says: With Nokia returning to the flagship smartphone market, would you consider switching over to them? Or are you happy with your current smartphone of choice?

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