New Delhi: The Nokia 8 flagship smartphone was launched last week by HMD Global. The smartphone comes with strong specifications on paper, and at launch, HMD Global indirectly claimed that the Nokia 8 will launch “globally” in September.
The smartphone for pre-orders from third parties has been started in certain countries such as Germany, Australia, and Russia, however, the price is lower than expected.
The phone is available in Germany from O2 or Mobilcom Debitel for EUR 577 (roughly Rs 43,500), while Mobilcom Debitel is letting users pre-order it for EUR 579 (roughly Rs 43,600). These prices are a bit under the EUR 599 (roughly Rs 45,100), which was announced earlier, reports Gadgets 360.
O2 is offering the Nokia Steel smartwatch priced at EUR 129.95 (roughly Rs 9,800) for free with every pre-order and is promising delivery from September 6 onwards. Eventually, it will be available to order from Telekom, Media Markt, Saturn, and Amazon in Germany.
In Russia, the Nokia 8 is available for pre-orders from Megafon for EUR 575 ( around Rs 43,300). The smartphone is listed in four colour options in Russia – Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Silver, and Polished Copper. While in Australia, the Nokia 8 is up for pre-orders for AUD 899 (roughly Rs 45,700) on the website and through retailer JB Hi-Fi as well. Shipments will be starting from September 7.
As for India, an HMD Global representative told Gadgets 360 that the Nokia 8 will be made available in early October, and its price in India will be known closer to launch. For those unaware, the Nokia 8 puts the camera front and centre, with a vertical dual camera strip at the back, and the biggest camera innovation is the ‘bothies’ feature that allows users to capture videos and photos from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously.