August 16 can’t come sooner as the excitement builds up for the launch of Nokia 8, the affordable flagship Nokia Android smartphone. We just reported about the latest appearance of Nokia 8 at GFXBench that listed all Nokia 8 variants as Nokia 9.

It may have been able to raise some suspicion about whether HMD will launch it as Nokia 9. But it is certainly Nokia 8 that will be launched on August 16 and this has been now confirmed by the Bluetooth certification of TA-1004 and TA-1012.

While the Bluetooth certification for TA-1004 already existed, HMD updated the Bluetooth certification with the name of the smartphone that was certified as Nokia 8 and also added TA-1012 to the list. TA-1012 is the only Nokia 8 variant that has been caught with both 4GB and 6GB RAM, hinting at a special edition model like Arte Black or may be Copper-Gold in this case.

Nokia 8 is deemed to be the affordable flagship that will go against likes of OnePlus 5 and other so-called flagship killers. It will be powered by Snapdragon 835 and will also feature Dual-Lens Zeiss camera. You can check full specs and details of Nokia 8 at our dedicated page. Read our full Nokia 8 coverage by clicking here.

HMD has already sent invites to media for the August 16 event in London where it is expected to unveil Nokia 8 and 3G Nokia 3310. Latest rumors claims to reveal Nokia 8 pricing to be a cool EUR 517 in Europe.