A new variant of the flagship Nokia 8 smartphone with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage has gone on sale in Finland, hinting that the company intends to further improve its top offering as it fights back the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Samsung for a slice of the premium Android smartphone market.
Prior to the availability of this new variant, the Nokia 8's configuration topped-out at 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. It wasn't immediately clear if Nokia plans to launch this new variant outside of Finland market. In markets like India, for instance, the Nokia 8 with 4GB of RAM is the top-of-the-line model for the company's first flagship smartphone ever since its return to the market by HMD Global.
The Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM model was spotted at DNA and Verkkokauppa retailers, according to listings on both the e-commerce websites. This variant is priced at EUR 649.99 (roughly Rs. 49,800). Both the retailers were letting customers pay in monthly instalments for financial ease. Both the retailers say they will ship the device by October 19.
HMD Global's new Nokia 8 offering has been speculated about for some time. Last month, a Nokia 8 model with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage was spotted on the US FCC website, suggesting that Nokia plans to launch this variant in the US market. If that happens, one can hope that this model will be launched at more places. Notably, a recent report indicated that HMD will be launching a new handset in the US, and will not be bring the Nokia 8 there at all.
The Nokia 8 was launched in India last month. The handset features a 5.3-inch QHD display with screen resolution 1440×2560 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC, and also houses a dual rear camera setup of two 13-megapixel rear cameras featuring optical image stabilisation. On the front side, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera. The handset is priced at Rs. 36,999 in India.