What to expect from Nokia's new flagship phone announcement

We will have more information when the handset is made official by HMD Global later today, including full specifications of the device and some new photos.

Nokia's return has been sparked by Finnish start-up HMD Global - which is now the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand name for smartphones and tablets - and has already been busy revamping the company's product line. We would have to wait and see when the device finally gets unveiled.

Nokia has gives us iconic camera phones in the past like the Nokia N95, the first smartphone in the world to come with a 5MP rear camera and the Nokia 808 PureView which came with a whopping 41MP rear camera.

This, coupled with the fact that the Nokia 8 had been spotted on one of the official websites of the company.

Although nothing is certain, according to leaked details, the phone is coming with Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with a clock speed of 2.45 gigahertz.

However, since then there have been numerous leaks about the phone. The phone is likely to run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. The Nokia 8 may come in 4GB and 6GB memory variants, with the storage variants expected to be 64GB and 128GB. On the multimedia front, the smartphone will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack which is fast becoming a rarity in today's flagships.

At the event today, HMD Global is believed to take the wraps off the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone with high-end specifications and features, entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone with basic specs and the 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 feature phone. This will be an affordable entry-level smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor expected to power it.

According to early reports, the new Nokia 8 is expected to feature a Quad HD resolution display and dual rear cameras - the feature technology from optics giant Carl Zeiss, who agreed a partnership with Nokia in July.