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    July 18, 2017

    Nokia’s premium 8 leaks out with dual Zeiss lenses in tow

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    The premium Nokia 8 has leaked out in several new images, depicting dual-lens Carl Zeiss cameras in tow.

    HMD Global – the new stewards of the Nokia brand – have gotten off to a roaring start this year with the debut of not only the new Nokia 3310, but further the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6.

    What we have yet to see, however, is the arrival of a new Nokia flagship – rumours have previously indicated that the brand is developing a flagship 9 series, and now thanks to VentureBeat we have our first glimpse of what could be the Nokia 8.

    Read: Pictures: From the MWC floor, we go hands-on with the new Nokia 3310

    Notorious tipster Evan Blass revealed two new images today which allegedly depict the Nokia 8; the device accommodates not only a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and metal build, but further reveals the presence of a dual-camera array made by Carl Zeiss.

    HMD Global announced earlier this year that it would rekindle its famous Carl Zeiss partnership, which saw Zeiss-branded lenses aboard its premium handsets in the past. The move echoes similar tech partnerships between brands such as Huawei and Leica in the present day.

    Rumours indicate that HMD Global is preparing to launch the Nokia 8 on July 31st, and that the brand will accommodate Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 or 6GB of RAM, and two 13-megapixel cameras. The handset is alleged to arrive with Android 7.1.1 Nougat in tow.

    VentureBeat reports that the handset will apparently retail for the sum of $675 USD, and will be offered in blue, steel, gold, and copper.

    Read: Now you can have a Putin-styled gold and titanium Nokia 3310

    What are your thoughts? Would you be keen to purchase a Nokia-branded Android flagship? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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