HMD Global is all set to introduce the Nokia 8 flagship at an event today in London. And thanks to a barrage of leaks online over the past few weeks, we happen to know a lot about the incoming handset.

The Nokia 8, is tipped to be the Nokia’s flagship smartphone for 2017 with top-of-the-line specifications. If rumors are to be believed, the handset is tipped to arrive with Snapdragon 835 processor along with a dual-lens camera from Zeiss optics.

HMD Global, the Finnish company who now has the official rights to sell Nokia-branded handsets, has already launched the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, but they were mid-range smartphones. Now, with the launch of a top end smartphone on the cards, the company will have to rival the likes of Apple, Google, and Samsung, along with other key players like the OnePlus and Huawei.

Purported images of the Nokia 8 have already leaked on the web. Apparently, the handset was also spotted on a Chinese website though the listing was pulled down immediately. Back in July, HMD Global  tied up German optics Carl Zeiss, a rather familiar branding found on Nokia phones of the yesteryears. And it appears Nokia has also decided to hop on-board the latest trend of a dual-lens camera with its upcoming Nokia 8.

As per earlier leaks, the Nokia 8 is expected to pack a 5.3-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. Under the hood, the device runs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The device is expected to be offered in two variants – one with 4GB of RAM while the other is said to come with 6GB of RAM.

Not to mention, a Scandinavian retailer recently listed the Nokia 8 on its website carrying a price tag of 589 Euros ($675 approx.)


Nokia 8 launch live streaming: As already mentioned, the Nokia 8 will be launched today (August 16) in London at 7:30pm GMT. In the US, the launch event will start at 11:30am PT. You can watch the live stream of the event on HMD Global’s official page. In addition, the event will also be live streamed on Nokia Mobile’s YouTube page.