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Nokia 8 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage hits FCC

Nokia 8 flagship coming soon with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage (Source: HMD Global)
Nokia 8 flagship (Source: HMD Global)
Nokia 8 is still not present in China and the US, but it looks like these two key markets will receive special versions of this flagship. Two variants for the US have just been spotted on FCC, and they both feature 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

The Nokia 8 is the first flagship of this iconic Finnish brand since Microsoft sold it to HMD Global, but while its list of specs and features does not lack anything essential, finding one is quite tricky for now. Those interested can only purchase this Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-driven handset in Germany, Australia, and a few other markets at this time, but the US still has to get it. The good part is that two Nokia 8 models have just been spotted at FCC, so they should hit the US market in the coming weeks.

The models that have just received their FCC certifications are listed as TA-1004 and TA-1012. According to the FCC documents, the Nokia 8 for the US sports a JDI display, has 6 GB RAM, and features no less than 128 GB internal storage. These documents also reveal that the handset comes with the ANT+ and WCDMA Band IV connectivity features enabled. Designed and maintained by the Garmin-owned ANT+ Alliance, ANT+ is a wireless protocol that enables the phone to process the data captured by various sensors in real time, for example for health/fitness tracking purposes.

The Nokia 8 currently up for purchase only features 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, as well as a dual 13 MP main camera. The 5.3-inch touchscreen with a generous resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels makes this flagship quite easy to handle, but also provides a pixel density of almost 555 ppi. The Nokia 8 flagship runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and HMD Global has already confirmed that it will get Android 8.0 Oreo.

It would not be surprising for the US to get the Nokia 8 with Oreo out of the box, but this remains to be seen. We also expect to hear about a slightly different version heading for China, maybe even one that features 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. For now, all these should be taken with a grain of salt, since HMD Global still has to confirm the specs and launch details of the Nokia 8 for the US and China.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-09-22 (Update: 2017-09-24)