The only thing the US will be getting from the Nokia 8 is a snub
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The Nokia 8, HMD Global's flagship, was released a few months ago to a mostly positive reception. The phone has made its way through Europe and Asia but users in the US are up for a massive disappointment, with HMD confirming that the flagship will be skipping the journey to the States.
The source of the information, an email from HMD's Head of Sales in the US, Rex Fryhover, in reply to a query by a user, is definite, with the executive claiming that the device will not be sold in the US due to banding issues. The email went on to say that future devices are likely to be available in the US, which gives fans some hope for the upcoming bezel-less Nokia 9.
From a sales perspective, it's a great decision by the company, as the Nokia 8 would be competing against flagships like the HTC U11, LG V30, and the Pixels, and without much hope for victory, either. The Nokia 9 is a much safer bet for the Finnish manufacturers. Besides, people who really need the Nokia 8 can always place an order online, albeit at the cost of local customer service.