Some pictures of this smartphone leaked on the internet before and some working prototypes also leaked before on the internet confirming this budget smartphone from Nokia. That does mean that it will most likely be overshadowed easily, despite having what could be an extremely affordable price tag.
Google at the I/O event confirmed that the next software update - Android O will be officially out this fall, which is, sometime around the month of September. This is the first time, Google may launch its new OS on a non-Google device i.e. Nokia 8.
The Nokia 6 has now arrived in the UK as of August 2, right on schedule.
The prototype also appears to be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage. It has appeared yet again on Geekbench with key specs. However, other than these details, nothing much can be clearly seen.
The smartphone will run on Android 8 O out of the box. There have been many other companies in the past that have forayed into exploring, creating and ultimately launching applications designed to enhance the user experience. The two 13-megapixel sensors have been produced and calibrated by Carl Zeiss and support 4K video capture and optical image stabilization (OIS), though it's currently unclear whether the German optics company also handled the 13-megapixel secondary camera housed by the top bezel of the Nokia 8.
If this is to be true, then Nokia 8 would be the very first smartphone to run with Android O i.e. Android 8.0 Operating System. Given that, to recall, Android 7.0 Nougat was also announced at the same time (in August) last year. Meanwhile, the Nokia 5 will be coming on July 19 for £179.99. Provided that the latter figure is legitimate, the Nokia 8 will be even cheaper in Germany and Luxembourg due to the EU's internal economic policy and the fact that those two countries have a lower value-added tax rate than Romania.