HMD has launched its first proper flagship as the 8 in London. Nokia 8 will aim to fight it out in the premium segment and from what our first impressions show it might just have what it takes. On the other hand, Asus also held its own event where four new Zenfone 4 handsets unveiled.
Just to make things a bit confusing, one of the devices that Asus has launched is simply called the Asus ZenFone 4, and the rest carry slight variations of the name. The full lineup of new smartphones from Asus consists of the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 Max Pro, Tech Spot reported.
The ZenFone 4 and ZenFone Pro 4 costs $599. Both the devices sport a flagship Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, USB Type-C, and a 3,600 mAh battery. However, Asus ZenFone 4 Max and Max Pro feature massive 5,000mAh batteries. Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone Pro 4 have dual rear camera setups with 2x optical zoom.
On the other hand, HMD Global has announced the much hyped Nokia 8 flagship last week. The smartphone comes with strong specifications and at launch HMD Global vaguely claimed that the Nokia 8 will launch "globally" in September, according to the NDTV
The Nokia comes with a 5.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 554 pixels per inch. The Nokia 8 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone carries 64GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the Nokia 8 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Nokia 8 comes running on Android 7.1.1 out of the box and powered by a 3090mAh non-removable battery. The newly launched device is up for pre-order in Germany from O2 or Mobilcom Debitel. On O2, the Nokia 8 is ready for pre-order for EUR 577, while Mobilcom Debitel is letting users pre-order it for EUR 579.