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A partial view of an Android logo displayed on a LCD screen is seen through a Nokia logo in the central Bosnian town of Zenica in this photo illustration taken, February 25, 2014. Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Since Nokia 8 was not released during Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017), there is now speculation in the media that June may be the time when the company decides to unveil it. Nokia said that it has other exciting announcements for this year too.

New reports say that the Nokia 8 phone is still in the offering and is supposedly the premium model of the Nokia smartphone line that will be released in 2017. Although speculations say that it is called Nokia 8, it is said that it is simply a codename. The phone is now expected to be released in June with two variants similar to the iPhone. Apparently, there will be a small and big screen variant available.

Nokia 8 reportedly comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. Furthermore, it will have either a 4GB or 6GB RAM depending on the screen size. It is said that the rear camera will be at least 23MP with a full metal body layout. The front camera is going to be 12MP.

GSMArena has come out with a full list of specifications that the speculated Nokia 8 handset may have in store. The display of Nokia 8 will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will be paired with an octa-core CPU processor and Qualcomm’s Adreno 540.

The phone is expected to come out in June this year with the Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. As it is speculated to be a premium phone, it also comes at a premium price. The price isreported by Pocket Lint to be at CNY4,000 (approx. AU$762) for the smaller variant, while the larger variant is at CNY4,500 (approx. AU$858). However, not all of the information provided is reliable as these are mere speculations of what the Nokia 8 has in store.

Nokia has announced during the MWC 2017 that they will have more in store than the revealed Nokia 3310 (2017), Nokia 3, 5 and 6. It is unknown whether they plan to release more tablets or more Android smartphones. However, this is the likely track as they indicated in their announcement during MWC 2017.