We finally have it - we have a date for when the Nokia 8 flagship will arrive; August 16.
Event invitations have been sent out for the August 16 date. TechRadar reports that the invites read; "HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones."
For a long while now there have been many rumours surrounding the HMD/Nokia flagship and much of it has been confusing. It's been variously the Nokia 8, Nokia 9, Nokia E1, and Nokia P1, and at times it hasn't been clear whether they've all been the same phone or multiple different editions. For a while it was thought both Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 handsets were in development, but things have changed and it's now believed that the Nokia 8, and only the Nokia 8, will come out as the lead model.
Most recently, as rumours began to converege on the idea that one flagship was coming and it was called the Nokia 8, we also saw several leaks of the design emerging. The phone has been pictured in dark blue, silver, and copper/gold, with only a blue/gold edition not yet seen from the range of colours already rumoured. The leaked images also confirm a dual-sensor camera, which carries Carl Zeiss branding following HMD's announcement of a partnership with the optics firm.
To recap on the specs, the leaks says it will feature an all-metal build, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 13MP camera sensors in the dual-camera setup, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and a 5.3in QHD touch display.