Details about the new smartphone Nokia 8

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly coming soon could cost less than $600

Nokia 8 is expected to be launched by HMD Global the current owners of the company.

But HMD Global has managed to trump even that pricepoint with the Nokia 105 and Nokia 130, which are essentially minor refreshes of old phones that have gone to market a couple of times before over the past four years. Reported leaks indicate that HMD Global, distributor of Nokia, is planning to release Nokia 8 before the month ends. It features a 1.8-inch display with 128x160 pixels resolution and 4 MB RAM.

The 130 also has a 1.8-inch display, but is better equipped than the new 105. Connectivity options include a micro USB 2.0 port combined with a 3.5mm audio jack to power your headset. Apart from that, there is a high chance that the new phone will come with advanced Carl Zeiss lenses as the HMD Global recently entered an "exclusive" partnership with the lens maker. The Nokia 105 single-SIM variant is priced at Rs 999, while the dual-SIM variant is priced at Rs 1149. It also features Bluetooth connectivity, and a camera on the back. It will start selling in the country, starting July 19.

The single SIM model will cost $14.5 while the dual-SIM $15.

Nokia 105 will come in white, blue and black shading variants while Nokia 130 will come in Red, Black and Grey shading variations.

As always, the emphasis - these being Nokia-branded phones - is on "quality, reliability, and robust design you would expect from a Nokia phone". The info when it was listed said 4GB of RAM and the Scandavain retailer also confirmed that for now it will be available in 4GB RAM and the storage will be 64GB. The 130 feature phone can run up to 44 hours with the FM radio on and provides a massive one month standby making it the go to device for impressive battery life. The internal storage can be expanded through a microSD card slot ( up to 32GB).

It further comes pre-loaded with Snake Xenzia and two try and buy games - Doodle Jump and Crossy Road.

The Nokia 130 comes with a built-in VGA camera and supports MP3 playback too.

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