Nokia 8 may launch on August 16 as HMD sends out press invites

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The rumor mill has been quite busy with Nokia 8 lately. Over the past few days, we have seen the flagship smartphone appearing in a number of leaked images.

Nokia 8 may launch on August 16 as HMD sends out press invites

Up until now, it was speculated that the Nokia 8 will be unveiled on July 31. However, it seems like the speculations will not come true. The reason behind us saying this is HMD Global has just started sending out press invites for a launch event slated for August 16. Reported by The Verge,  the press invite reads; "HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones."

Of course, the name of the product that would be launched is not mentioned, but we assume it to be the Nokia 8. Since Nokia 8 is a flagship smartphone, it makes sense that the company is referring it as the "milestone".

The event is scheduled for London at 7:30 PM local time on August 16th, which is expected to be a major turning point for the revamped Nokia brand.

Just to recall, the specifications of the smartphone point out at the presence of a 5.3-inch QHD 1440p display. Under its hood, the smartphone is believed to be launched with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of default storage. As for the processor, the Nokia 8 may come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

While for optics, the Nokia 8 is likely to feature a dual 13MP rear camera setup with the Carl Zeiss optics. The recently leaked renders of the smartphone show the vertically positioned dual camera lenses and flash at the rear with the Zeiss branding.

Running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, HMD has assured that the Nokia 8 will receive the Android O and Android P updates once these are officially rolled out by Google. Besides this, the smartphone is likely to pack a decent 3000mAh battery for keeping the lights on.

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