Nokia Corporation, the Finnish giant that ruled the mobile phone world for a decade is finally back in the business with a huge makeover and after a long state of dormancy. After trying their luck with the Windows OS, Nokia is here with its range of Android devices The Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 are already out and are generating some great reviews for being highly durable. Latest leaks from a reliable leakster online have revealed an image of a phone that could very well be the first high-end Android smartphone from Nokia.

Having had a reputation for providing reliable tips, VentureBeat and @evleaks have tipped that the phone may be launched/announced by HMD Global on July 31. However, there is no news when the phone will be made available for the public to purchase. The said phone could very well be the Nokia 8, as far as our speculations go. Though the Nokia 9 has been in rumours for a very long time, it is only logical that Nokia moves their numbers up one-by-one. The Nokia 8 would be the first phone from Nokia, currently owned by HMD Global that would feature premium specifications and configuration.

 

The flagship phone from Nokia is said to be running on the SnapDragon 835 Octa-Core SoC chipset from Qualcomm. Also, the phone would be supported with at least 4GB and possibly 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Dual-camera setup that was always rumoured will be mounted on the rear panel and will have 13MP+13MP power with f/2.0 aperture lens. With such jaw-dropping features, the phone is sure to be placed in the top-end segment by Nokia and will be a straightforward competitor to Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, Xperia XZ Premium, etc.

On the software part, we have near confirmed the news that the Nokia 8 would run on the Android v7.1.1 ‘Nougat’ stock. This feature is prominent in Motorola phones. Although this is not a distinguishing factor per se, most brands including Samsung, Asus, Huawei, and Xiaomi have designed their custom UIs to differentiate themselves from the crowd, and in the process, many native features are sometimes bypassed for copyright protection. Not having any custom UI and subsequent bloatware will allow for full customisation abilities and more RAM free for use; result? Better performance.

Looking at the image leaked, we can say that Nokia has done a very good job installing very thin side-bezels. This will give the device looks that people in 2017 crave for, and something that’s looked for by customers. HMD Global is ‘unavailable’ for making any statements in this regard. We’re close to being convinced that the Nokia 8 is coming soon. Android is in full swing. The game is on!