Nokia 5 launched in Pakistan

That smartphone is said to be the Nokia 8, which would be the fifth phone of the company in 2017.

To that end, HMD, the company that are producing smartphones under license for Nokia, has acquired the design patent for the iconic Nokia Camera user interface which first debuted on Windows Phone many years ago.

One thing I noticed during my brief interaction with the trio (Nokia 3, 5 and 6) was that with the exception of the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and 6 had the latest (July) Android security updates. The Finnish technology giant began this year by reviving its classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. Following the recent agreement between Zeiss and HMD Global recently, it might just be possible that the Nokia 8 boasts Carl Zeiss branding as well.

To recall, the Nokia 3310 (2017) offers a boundless 1200mAh battery with a micro-USB port for charging.

HMD sent out invites for a press event in London which will happen on August 16, and fans could look forward to the possible release of the so-called Nokia 8 on that date.

Nokia 5 is slightly smaller than the Nokia 6 with a 5.2-inch display, and it is powered by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 processor. Leaked images of Nokia 8 also shows the dual camera setup with Carl Zeiss branding at back.

The device is also expected to have two variants, which we will know about at the launch - 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM.

In addition to the black and silver Nokia 6, a blue and a copper variant should hit the market next month as well.

HMD Global seems to be working on a 3G-supported Nokia 3310 feature phone, according to an US FCC certification of the phone with model designation TA-1036, spotted by NokiaPowerUser. The need for an entry-level phone will be fulfilled by Nokia 2, while the flagship phone would be the upcoming Nokia 8.