Nokia 8 Model Numbers and Variants

In this post, we will be detailing and discussing about all the available Nokia 8 model numbers along with their key differences and the region in which they are expected to be made available. Rumors are indicating that the new Nokia 8 would soon be released by HMD Global in markets like US and China. Once announced, these regions would join UK and other countries that have already received the smartphone. Nokia 8 is the company’s most versatile Android device in terms of specifications. It is the only device in the lineup that competes with the likes of Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5. It has dimensions of 152x74x7.9mm weighing only 160g, the Nokia 8 also comes equipped with a Snapdragon 835 chipset, sleek aluminum design, beautiful colors and dual 13MP cameras with optical image stabilization which come paired with state of the art Carl Zeiss optics. Read ahead to find all model numbers and variant details of Nokia 8.

Not only that, the phone has a 5.3 inch QHD LCD screen with ‘Always On’ display, a 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage capacity with microSD support up to 256GB. Supporting a classic unibody aluminum chassis with a built-in fingerprint scanner, it has a long-lasting battery of about 3,090mAh offering Quick Charge 3.0 support. The new Nokia 8 comes readied with an Android 7.0 Nougat accompanied with essential features like a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. HMD has introduced a completely new functionality in the Nokia 8, which they refer to as “bothie” mode.

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Nokia 8 Model Numbers / Variants

Bothie allows you to simultaneously activate both the front and rear cameras to capture photos and videos. Similar features are already in place in some Samsung smartphones, but the Nokia 8 allows you to broadcast the video to Facebook or YouTube which the former isn’t capable of. Another amazing detail is the addition of Ozo Audio that enables the smartphone to record 360-degree audio to be broadcast live on streams.

Nokia 8 Model Numbers and Country Variants

The new Nokia 8 is available in a ravishing array of eye-catching color options like Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Tempered Steel, it leaves many options for the appeal to everyone’s aesthetic senses. In addition to the above mentioned key features, the Nokia 8 has three variants. All of the three Nokia 8 variants are assigned a unique model number.

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The division of the variants is essentially done on the basis of availability of single or dual SIM card options depending on the region of release as well as the ability to support limited bands and network frequencies. One is a Global variant with Single SIM module, the other Global variant comes with Dual SIM and lastly, there is one with Dual SIM for the China/Taiwan region. A detailed overview of the models is given below:

Nokia 8 TA-1004

  • Model Number: TA-1004
  • Availability: Global
  • SIM Card Support: Dual SIM

TA-1004 is the most widely available as well as the most useful in terms of a larger user base. The model, in addition to being globally available has the facility of dual SIM that allows you to use two numbers at a time hence eliminating the need for carrying multiple devices for different numbers. Also, the TA-1004 is encapsulates most of the primary needs of a conventional consumer from all over the world specially targeting the Middle East and South Asian region.


Nokia 8 TA-1012

  • Model Number: TA-1012
  • Availability: Global
  • SIM Card Support: Single SIM

Model number TA-1012 is the single SIM variant of the Nokia 8. We have seen less of this unit around as most people prefer the dual SIM functionality. This variant is available globally, so we expect to see it in some European region only.

Nokia 8 TA-1052

  • Model Number: TA-1052
  • Availability: China/Taiwan
  • SIM Card Support: Dual SIM

Variant number TA-1052 is yet to be released but we know it will be available in the China/Taiwan and the US region only. This defers from the global version as it has limited availability of bands and some particular network frequencies based on the region. The technical specifications remain a mystery as of yet but all will be revealed as the launch date draws to a near.

Which model will you be buying and why? We would love to hear your opinion on the Nokia 8!

Uzair Ahmad
Uzair Ahmad

Uzair loves technology, internet and gadgets. Follow him at Twitter @uzairfreak for daily interesting Android apps and guides. He is a regular contributor at other tech publications.

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