Update: Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi is also taking pre-orders for the device. The handset is listed for AUD899 on the companies site which converts to ~$712. Thanks @gsmarena.

HMD just recently announced the NOKIA 8, the first Android powered NOKIA flagship for its current generation of handsets. During the launch event in it was officially priced at €600 (~Rs 45,200). Now that the handset is up for pre-order in certain European countries we have preliminary reports that it is being offered for purchase for as low as ~€577 (~Rs 43,500).

These offers are from German carriers O2 and Mobilcom Debitel who are offering the device for €577 and €579 respectively. On top of the reduced rates, customers pre-ordering the NOKIA flagship from O2 would also be eligible for a free NokiaSteel smartwatch which has a retail value of €129,95 (~Rs 9,800). Deliveries of pre-ordered devices should commence from the 6th of September.

Apart from these German carriers, you can pick up the NOKIA 8 for €575 (~Rs 43,350) in Russia from the telecom carrier Megafon. The company has only recently started taking pre-orders for the device. Currently, HMD has only launched the device in select markets with the device to hit more territories in the coming weeks if not month(s).

The NOKIA 8 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card up to 256GB). The display on the device is a 5.3-inch Quad-HD (1440 x2560) IPS panel. The cameras on the device have optics provided by Carl Zeiss and it can record positional high dynamic range audio thanks to NOKIA’s proprietary Ozo Audio technology. Out of the box the smartphones comes with a close to stock build of Android v.7.1.1, Nougat and HMD Global has promised that the NOKIA 8 would be one of the first devices to get Android O when Google makes it available for OEM’s.

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