The first official image of the new Nokia 8000 4G has slipped out along with additional details about its design and features. First off, if you were expecting a slide-out keypad cover (a trademark of the original 8000-series), you’d be disappointed.
The new design looks more like an ordinary featurephone, albeit with some premium touches. The sides of the phone, including the keyboard, are curved and the exterior has a “glass-like” design (whatever that means beyond “glossy”).
The 8000 4G will indeed be a KaiOS device, with WhatsApp and Facebook apps. Also, the 4G connection could be shared with other devices through a Wi-Fi hotspot. There will be a dual-SIM version too (using two nano-SIMs).
Nokia 8000 4G
The phone will have a 2.8” LCD (240 x 320 px) and will be powered by the Snapdragon 210 chipset with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). That’s more processing power than we originally expected – the 8110 4G, for example, uses Qualcomm 205 chipset (which has only two Cortex-A7 cores instead of four).
The 1,500 mAh battery will be user-replaceable, unfortunately it will charge over an outdated microUSB port. The 2 MP camera is a bit of a disappointment too, considering this is meant to be a premium device.
Besides the 8000 4G, HMD Global will introduce the Nokia 6300 4G, a reinterpretation of the well-respected mid-ranger from 2006. Early rumors claim that the spec sheet will be mostly the same, except for the smaller 2.4” screen.
Source (in German)