+ Sunday May 26th, 2019

The current Nokia flagship has today taken a price drop with the handset dropping down under $700.

Spotted by keen-eyed Ausdroid reader, Chris, the phone has dropped to $699 for both the Steel and Polished Blue models at Harvey Norman and JB HiFi, with MobileCiti also dropping the price to $689 with Free shipping if you’re after the steel coloured model. The sale represents a $200 price drop from its usual retail price of $899.

The Nokia 8 launched in August this year, bringing flagship specs including the much vaunted Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of on-board storage to Australia at a time when similar flagships were priced above $1,000. A dual 13MP rear camera setup produced some pretty decent results when Jason reviewed the phone back in September.

Full Specs include:

Key Specifications:Nokia 8
Release date
Screen size5.3-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution2,960 x 1,440
Rear camera13MP+13MP
Front camera13MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 835
Core configOcta-Core up to 2.45GHz
MicroSDYes, up to 256GB
Battery3,090 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 7.1.1
Vendor skin
Dimensions151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm
  • Polished Blue
  • Polished Copper
  • Tempered Blue
  • Tempered Steel

Manufacturer HMD Global has taken pride in delivering their Nokia handsets with stock Android, making it easier to update the software – which means it’s no surprise that Oreo is already rolling out to the handset.

With the drop in price to under $700, we see this phone making its way into a few Christmas stockings this year.

Thanks: Chris Hastings.

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Small screen, large bezels and poor battery life are the main reasons that I crossed this off my list when I was in the market.
Also screen isn’t great.


It looks like a good buy , and complete with headphone jack and sd card , and $ 300 cheaper than the pixel 2 , Google needs to look at their prices .

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Only thing holding this phone back is screen size if it was closer to 6″screen these thing would be flying off the shelves,also the company handling service&repairs( nokia care point sydney)has closed its doors,so as far as i know there is no official service centre

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