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Would The Nokia 8 Really Arrive So Cheap?

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When Nokia’s Lumia lineup ended up in the hands of Microsoft, pricing wasn’t its downfall. In fact, Lumia devices were robust, refined, powerful, and affordable – and the reason they failed had little to do with value.

Nevertheless, that may not stop Nokia – now under the ownership of Taiwanese company HMD Global – from offering capable devices at captivating price points once more. Its latest upcoming flagship Nokia 8 would be proof of that, if its new placeholder price is any indication of its eventual retail value.

Chinese retailer JD.com has slapped a temporary price of $465 (converted from ¥3,188) onto the Nokia 8, which is a really eye-catching figure given that the device is reportedly coming with a Snapdragon 835 processor, a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and up to 128GB of internal storage.

Those specs qualify the Nokia 8 as a proper flagship device that would rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. However, it would still be more expensive than what we’ve come to identify as the bona fide flagship killer, OnePlus 3/T.

Anyway, do you think that this new placeholder price for the Nokia 8 is an indication that the phone is going to show up really soon, perhaps at the 2017 Mobile World Congress? And seeing that Nokia has been out of the game for so long, would you consider giving the brand another shot?

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