The Nokia 5 and Nokia 8 have gotten significant price drops, just weeks ahead of the MWC 2018 when HMD Global plans to unveil new phones. The changes first came to light via a tweet by Mumbai-based offline retailer Mahesh Telecom.
As per the tweet, the 3GB RAM variant of the Nokia 5 is selling at Rs 12499. To recall, the handset was first launched in a 2GB RAM option at Rs 12499 before the 3GB RAM option came along at Rs 13499. The latter’s now Rs 1000 cheaper, but it’s not clear whether the 2GB RAM model has become cheaper as well.
As for the Nokia 8, the brand’s current flagship has apparently gone from Rs 36999 to Rs 28999. That’s a huge Rs 8000 difference and should help the phone better compete with rivals like the OnePlus 5T. It’s possible the discount has been granted to make way for the expected 2018 refresh of the Nokia 8.
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The Nokia 8 (2018) is one among many devices due for an announcement at HMD Global’s MWC 2018 event. Other possible candidates include the Nokia 9, Nokia 1, Nokia 7 (Global), and Nokia 6 (Global).
Specifications of the Nokia 8 at a glance:
– Display: 5.3-inch IPS, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android O)
– Camera: 13MP + 13MP rear, 13MP front
– CPU: Snapdragon 835
– Battery: 3090mAh
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Size: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, Wi-Fiac, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C