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Nokia 8,

Nokia 8: when does Vodacom exclusivity end?

The Nokia 8 makes its way to several South African retailers this week, packing some great features and an attractive price point.

However, as we’ve previously reported, the phone will be exclusive to Vodacom and affiliated retailers. But for how long?

“Vodacom has time to market until the end of October. And from November, we start with Cell C and MTN,” HMD Global’s Shaun Durandt told media during a meeting in Cape Town.

What about Telkom? We noticed that the network hasn’t stocked previous HMD Nokia devices (3, 5, 6).

“The priority from the get-go was always going to be the bigger players, which was Cell C, MTN and Vodacom… Telkom is an absolute opportunity and Telkom is currently work-in-progress, I just cannot give you timing on that…” Durandt answered.

The Nokia 8 packs a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage and a 3090mAh battery. Other noteworthy specs include two 13MP cameras (adopting a Huawei-style layout), a 13MP selfie shooter, front-mounted fingerprint scanner and pure Android.

We’re putting the Nokia 8 through its paces right now, so expect a review in the coming weeks! 

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More