HMD Global’s new Nokia is more and more exciting than the old Nokia that refused to make Android phones. The new company is currently selling a bunch of affordable Nexus-like devices that run a pretty vanilla version of Android, and it’s preparing an assault on flagship handsets from Apple, Samsung, and everyone else. We’ve known for a while that two high-end handsets are in the works, including the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9, and the former was briefly confirmed.

What looked like official Nokia 8 press renders <a href="https://bgr.com/2017/07/05/nokia-8-leak-image-specs-release-date/“>popped online a few days ago, with the news that HMD will launch the phone on July 31st.

If you needed more confirmation that a Nokia handset better than the Nokia 6 is indeed in the works, then you don’t need to look any further. HMD mistakenly published the Nokia 8 page on its Chinese website. While it was live, the page confirmed both the name of the device and the press renders that we just saw.

Image Source: Baidu

HMD promptly removed any mention of the Nokia 8 from the site, but the internet never forgets, as you can see in the screen grab above that was posted originally on Baidu.

The Nokia 8 is, therefore, expected to feature a design similar to the cheaper Nokia 6 and Nokia 5. But the phone will have a dual rear camera on the back, and hardware that will match the Galaxy S8’s capabilities, including a 2K display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and up to 6GB of RAM.

Sadly, there’s no all-screen design on this Nokia phone, which might make “killing” the iPhone 8 somewhat difficult.

On the other hand, the Nokia 8 will surely not be priced as high as the incoming iPhone 8 or the Galaxy Note 8, which should make it an attractive proposition to buyers. Actual price details for the Nokia 8 aren’t available at this time.

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