Surprise! Surprise! Nokia 8 can be had in Germany as soon as September 6th. As per reports, the Nokia 8 is already up for pre-order in Germany and Russia. The retail price is also lower than what was announced by HMD Global.
Deutsche Telekom, Media Markt, Saturn, O2, Amazon.de is asking EUR 579.90 for the Nokia 8 which is lesser than the estimated price of €599. The release date is announced as September 8th. However, only two colors are up for pre-order – Tempered Blue and Steel.and Mobilcom Debite are reported to be taking pre-orders for Nokia 8. However, not all of them have it listed on their websites.
O2, the German operator is throwing in an even sweeter deal. It is offering the Nokia Steel smartwatch for free if you pre-order the Nokia 8 for a total price of €577. The free Nokia Steel brings in €129.95 of savings. The release date is mentioned as September 6th.
Nokia 8 is reported to be up for pre-order in Russia as well for a price of 39,999 Rebels (EUR 573). The sales start is said to be September 1 with pre-orders starting already.
What we can notice here is that Nokia 8 is being pushed for prices lower than what they announced. That’s good news for customers as well as retailers as they will be able to push the phone harder with the increased margins in their bags and more competitive pricing.