14 words and phrases you should not use in emails

One wrongly used word or phrase could show your email, and you, in a completely different light! These words make you sound rude or pretentious. Avoid them!

Words you shouldn’t use in emails

Words you shouldnt use in emails

With emails being the primary communication source between employers and employees, and business owners and clients, it is very important that you do not unknowingly use certain words that might offend the person on the other side or show you in a light which isn’t completely positive.

A wrongly used word might make or break a partnership. You need to make sure your message gets across in a positive manner and elicits a positive response in return rather than stoic silence. So, we all need to brush up on our email etiquettes to stay in tune with the digital communication norms.

Read: 10 basic email etiquettes you should know

Here are 15 words that you should not be using in emails along with certain replacements that you should consider:

1. Hey/Hi

Starting an email with just Hey or Hi gives a unprofessional impression. After all, you are not talking to an age old friend. If however, you have been conversing with the person for some time, you can add the name after Hi, or start the mail with just the name.

2. Literally

Most often than not, this word is used often and erroneously. It is not even a very important word to use and when used in a false context, it can lower your impression in the eyes of the person who reads your email. Literally is used to denote something as it exactly happened. So you cannot literally be melting in the heat, or literally be running around for 48 hours a day.

3. Kindly

This word has become old and antiquated. Replacing ‘kindly’ with please makes you sound more genuine and less Victorian.

4. Okay/Noted

One word reply to emails will make the sender feel unacknowledged and definitely won’t make him or her happy. No need to go the whole hog and write a whole paragraph, but a line with something like “Thank you <name>, I understood your concerns and they have been duly noted.” Or “Okay <name>, I will make the changes you asked for. Thank you!” will go a long way in improving your work relations through your digital communication skills.

5. Obviously

The word ‘obviously’ can come across as very condescending to the reader as it denotes that the writer is saying something that should have been obvious to the reader but somehow he/she isn’t smart enough to catch it. Omit it from your email.

6. But

This word is usually a prelude to a bad news or a negative statement coming up. For example, in the sentence ‘I would really like the meeting o go forward tomorrow, but I have an urgent event that needs to be covered’, the moment the reader reads ‘but’, he/she experiences an instant fall in expectations.

You can skip the word ‘but’ and write what you mean in a slightly different manner which doesn’t take down the reader’s expectation, such as: ‘I would really like the meeting to go forward tomorrow. Regrettably, I have an urgent event that needs to be covered.’

7. Utilise (and other technical terms)

Business jargon is expected in mails between business clients. However, they do make the reader lose interest and often skip over to the important parts. So, try to use simple language and facts which can make the reader feel you are right there in front of him/her explaining it verbally.

8. Apparently

When you say ‘apparently’, it sounds like you disagree with the comment coming after that. For example, ‘Apparently, the article was too long and I need to shorten it’ sounds like the article being long is someone else’s opinion and you do not agree to it. It sounds like you are questioning someone’s decision or showing your disapproval.

9. Me/ I

Use fewer words that point to you and more words which point to the email reader. Turn around sentences to use words like ‘you’ and ‘your’. This makes the email more important to the other person as it removes the focus from the email sender to the email receiver.

10. No

A direct no comes across as very offensive and rude in an email. If you are denying something, whether it be a meeting, an idea or an article to publish, provide context regarding why you are denying it. Usually you can do it without even using the word ‘no’. You can also add a sorry to the reason.

11. Fine

The word ‘fine’ has a dismissive tone to it and can often be mistaken for a negative connotation. It’s best to replace it with ‘good’ if you are using it to describe something positively. Rather than saying “Your idea is a fine one”, say “Your idea is a good one”. It sounds more positive. In case you have something negative to say, explain it properly rather than leaving your reader wondering what you actually mean with a one-worded reply.

12. Actually

This is another word which doesn’t have much of a use when writing emails. It might sound okay when you are speaking to someone verbally or having a face-to-face conversation, but it can come off as pretty rude in emails. For example: ‘I actually think it might be a good idea to wait for the scheme to be launched officially before we write about it’ sounds more conceited than ‘I think it might be a good idea to wait for the scheme to be launched officially before we write about it.’

13. Respectfully

This word makes you sound serious and sombre. It sounds like you are ‘respectfully’ taking a negative decision that is not going to help the reader. Omit this word for a softer touch to your mails.

14. Sincerely yours/ truly yours/very truly yours

These sign off phrases might have sounded okay in the Victorian era, but we hardly write any letters anymore and the terminology needs to be more professional in the digital era of emails. A simple sign off with ‘regards’ or ‘faithfully’ would work better in this case. Just pay attention to how familiar you are to the other person and use sign off terms accordingly.

The trick to writing a comfortable, readable email is to remove yourself from cliches and harsh professional tones, and instead opt for something more closer to home, with sincere words that are not totally business-like, but not too familiar either.

 

PS4 Pro Competes With Xbox One S, Not Xbox One X: Microsoft

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer claims the PS4 Pro is not Xbox One X competition
  • Rather, he believes the PS4 Pro should be compared to the Xbox One S
  • He also admitted the company could do better with getting exclusive games

The Xbox One X aka Xbox Scorpio was revealed at E3 2017 by Microsoft. With most of the event focussing on what the company claims is the world’s most powerful console ever, it has now gone on the offensive, taking shots at the PS4 Pro from Sony.

“I look at [PS4] Pro as more of a competitor to [Xbox One] S than I do to Xbox One X,” claims Spencer in an interview with Eurogamer. “This is a true 4K console. If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it’s in a different league than any other console that’s out there.” Spencer mentions 40 percent more GPU speed, more RAM, and the speed of storage as the advantages of the Xbox One X over the PS4 Pro, but he also berates Sony’s methods for getting to 4K resolutions with some of its games. “When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that.” Spencer also says he expects the majority of consoles that Microsoft sells next year will be Xbox One S.PS4 Pro Competes With Xbox One S, Not Xbox One X: Microsoft

nd while he might be right in terms of specifications, despite lacking VR support, Microsoft has truly dropped the ball on its games. Barring Forza Motorsport 7, there were no big AAA games from the company to prop up the Xbox One X at launch. Spencer admitted that this is a concern.

“I do think we have an opportunity to get better in first-party and to grow,” he said. “We’ve got great support from the company to go do that.”

Much like the PS4 Pro and PS4, the Xbox One X shares the same library of games as the Xbox One and Xbox One S, while Sony has belted out a wealth of great PS4 and PS4 Pro exclusives along with support from third-party developers, optimising for the PS4 Pro hasn’t exactly been a priority for most game makers what with the likes of Prey and Injustice 2 offering incremental upgrades at best. If the Xbox One X gets support outside of its launch window remains to be seen.

 

We may not see Moto X4 launching this month

2017 is definitely a big year for Motorola. As many of you may know, the company is expected to launch many smartphones in June as they have already sent out press invites for three events.

Going by the rumors, the Moto Z2 is likely to be launched on June 27 and Moto X4 is said to be launched on June 30. However, renowned leakster Andri Yatim has something else to say. According to his tweet, the launch of Moto X4 has been delayed. He has also claimed that the Lenovo-owned original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may still “mention” the Moto Z2 on Friday, June 30. He has not said anything about the Moto G5S Plus though, which is also rumored to launch this month. According to Yatim, the delay of the Moto X4 has been caused by Qualcomm. If you are wondering, let us make it clear. Currently, Qualcomm seems to be struggling to meet the demand for its latest mid-range chipset Snapdragon 660. For those who are unaware, the Moto X4 is said to come with the same processor under its hood. The same leakster previously disclosed some of the specs and features of the Moto X4. We may not see Moto X4 launching this monthThe device is said to feature a posh build with glass and metal sandwiched body along with the IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. The other specifications of the Moto X4 those were leaked include a 5.2-inch FHD 1080p display and a 3800mAh battery. Talking about the Moto Z2, it may get announced or the company just decides to tease the device. The tweet is pretty confusing. As for the specs, it is likely to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 paired with Adreno 540 GPU. It is further being accompanied by 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of on-board storage. On the software front, the smartphone is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Apart from that, the Moto E4 Plus will get launched on June 30 in the US.

 

HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

 

Our review of HP’s Spectre x2 12.3-inch 2-in-1 tablet begins with a simple question: Can HP continue its tradition of being an elegant, yet durable alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Pro flagship?

The answer is Yes. HP took the best bits from its Elite x2 tablet and the first-generation Spectre x2 tablet (2015), then updated the new Spectre x2 with the latest Kaby Lake chips. The Spectre x2 gives you more features for the money than the Surface Pro: Our $1,300 review unit included both the keyboard and the stylus right in the box (hear that, Microsoft?). It’s a shame this solid value is let down by middling battery life and a pesky fan.

 HP Spectre x2 2017man / ID

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Specs: Kaby Lake and an outstanding display
  • Kickstand, pen loop anchor the productivity
  • Extra software
  • Performance: Marred by mediocre battery life
  • Conclusion: Good value despite a few flaws

Specs: Kaby Lake and an outstanding display

HP will offer one $1,300 retail version of the Spectre x2 (the one we tested):

  • Model name: Spectre x2 12-c012dx
  • CPU: Core i7-7560U
  • RAM: 8GB  LPDDR-1600
  • SSD: 360GB PCIe NVMe

Four more SKUs will be available via HP.com:

An entry-level Core i5 version for $1,150:

    • Model name: Spectre x2 12t
  • CPU: Core i5-7260U
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR-1600
  • SSD: 128GB PCIe NVMe

An entry-level Core i7 version for $1,230:

    • Model name: Spectre x2 12-c052nr
  • CPU: Core i7-7560U
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR-1600
  • SSD: 256GB PCIe NVMe

Two higher-end Core i7 versions have these starting configurations and can be upgraded. This one starts at $1,670:

  • CPU: Core i7-7560U
  • RAM: 16GB  LPDDR-1600
  • SSD: 512GB PCIe NVMe

The highest-end one starts at $1,970:

  • CPU: Core i7-7560U
  • RAM: 16GB  LPDDR-1600
  • SSD: 1TB PCIe NVMe

 

Amazon, Apple, Google And Other Tech Stocks Did Not Crash: Just A Glitch

 

Share prices for Apple, Google parent company Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft all appeared at $123.47, which would’ve marked a whopping crash if it were true. Amazon’s opening price, for instance, is $972.79 per share — it’s a long way down to $123.47 and would’ve been catastrophic.

For Amazon, for instance, it would’ve marked a catastrophic drop from its opening price of $972.79 per share. The dubious share prices were due to a glitch and affected roughly 16 stocks, but not all of them negatively. For Zynga, the ailing Facebook game maker that was once on the roll, the glitch gave the impression that it’s once again successful.

Tech Stocks Crash Glitch: What Happened?

In a statement to the Financial Times, Nasdaq explained that the whole issue stemmed from “improper use of test data” that third-party financial data providers picked up.

As the U.S. market closed early Monday before the 4th of July holiday, traders got alarmingly wrong stock prices for several companies, including some of the largest and most successful technology companies. Amazon’s and Alphabet’s stock prices appeared to show a staggering drop of more than 80 percent.

Third-party data providers pushed the wrong prices after the early market close, as the exchange operator was testing its pricing data feed. Some providers such as Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, and Bloomberg LP showed the fake changes in share prices. Nasdaq spokesman Joe Cristinat says the test data is sent on a daily basis, but the fact that third-party providers distributed it was a glitch and the changes never really happened. Nasdaq is reportedly working with providers to solve the matter.

No Nasdaq Technical Issue

On the bright side, at least the wrong prices appeared on a holiday when the market had closed. Such mistakes would have a greater impact when the market is open. Christinat highlighted that Nasdaq itself did not have any technical issue and it didn’t make any trades at the wrong prices. Third-party data providers simply took the test data and improperly distributed it as if the figures were real. The stock prices on Nasdaq’s official website showed the real figures, unaffected by the glitch that third-party data providers experienced.

“We can confirm that our third-party finance data partner was providing some inaccurate information, which they received from Nasdaq,” Google told Financial Times. “This is currently being fixed and we hope to update our stock price data shortly.”

 

iPhone 8 does NOT exist, new Apple leak reveals

 

The iPhone 8 does not exist.

Apple will not launch a next-generation smartphone with the long-rumoured iPhone 8 branding this September, it has been claimed.

Instead, the new flagship phone will be marketed as iPhone Edition, according to a new report from reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

The iPhone Edition brand would reportedly be used to signal that the smartphone is a higher-end model, similar to the top-of-the-range Apple Watch, which also carries the Edition moniker. Previous rumours suggest iPhone Edition could start at an eye-watering $1,000, roughly £820.

The latest report from Mac Otakara also claims Apple is still testing a number of different prototypes for the new flagship iPhone.

Apple iPhone 8 will debut a brand-new all-glass look, with a curved OLED display and no physical Home Button

Apple is purportedly experimenting with a number of different display technologies and materials.Prototypes being tested in Cupertino include some iPhone Edition models with an LCD display, while others use an AMOLED panel.

Other prototypes are being passed around the Apple campus with and without physical Home Buttons, the report adds.

Apple is also believed to be experimenting with glass, aluminium and white ceramic chassis for the device.

Apple is purportedly experimenting with a number of different materials, including an all-glass bodyIMRAN TAYLOR • BEHANCE

Apple is purportedly experimenting with a number of different materials, including an all-glass body

In fact, the other features Apple is reportedly certain of are the new five-inch display size, wireless charging and dual camera set-up.That display size refers to the primary touchscreen area, which will be around 5.15 inches, according to the latest whispers from Cupertino.

Meanwhile, the rest of the touchscreen – which will reportedly bleed to the very edges of the phone – will be reserved for a row of virtual on-screen buttons.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the overall footprint of the smartphone will be similar to that of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone 7, which all have a 4.7-inch LED display.

Concept artists reveal the new Function Area at the bottom of the five-inch touchscreenDRIBBLE • ALHASAN HUSNI

Concept artists reveal the new Function Area at the bottom of the five-inch touchscreen

Apple purportedly plans to debut an edge-to-edge display in an effort to keep the physical size of the device down, while simultaneously increasing the size of the display.Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is reportedly designing the phone so that it resembles “a single sheet of glass”.

Apple is hotly-tipped to ditch the physical Home Button from the front of the smartphone, so that it can reduce the bezels around the display.

But the dramatic changes planned for the next iPhone will not just be surface-deep.

According to a new research note from UBS, Apple has put together a team of more than 1,000 engineers working on Augmented Reality (AR) technology ready for the iPhone.

Augmented Reality sees artificial elements – like video footage, CGI animation or GPS data – placed on-top of real-world elements.

The so-called iPhone Edition will have a curved display and smaller physical footprintIMRAN TAYLOR • BEHANCE

The so-called iPhone Edition will have a curved display and smaller physical footprint

Pokémon Go is probably the best known example, which lets players use the camera to search for CGI monsters within the world around them.Apple CEO Tim Cook is very interested in AR and has spoken at length about the potential for the technology.

“I regard it as a big idea like the smartphone,” Mr Cook said in an interview earlier this year.

“The smartphone is for everyone, we don’t have to think the iPhone is about a certain demographic or country or vertical market: It’s for everyone. I think AR is that big, it’s huge.”

According to Business Insider, Apple now “may have over 1,000 engineers working on a project in Israel that could be related to AR”.

The same UBS research note claims Apple will include Augmented Reality technology inside its best-selling smartphone as early as the iPhone 8, or iPhone Edition.

If Apple keeps to the same schedule as previous years, the new iPhone will be launched in September.Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities claims Apple will incorporate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, usually located in physical Home Button, beneath the glass display in the next iPhone.

According to Kuo, the current system Apple uses for its fingerprint recognition functionality will not allow for its revolutionary all-glass design.

Instead, Mr Kuo claims, the new fingerprint sensor will require optical sensors to read the print resting on the display.

The complicated new display set-up, which presumably will still need to incorporate the pressure-sensitivity debuted with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, will require a number of new, custom solutions from the panel manufacturers.

However the KGI Securities research report states that Apple has enough clout within the industry to get the system built ready for the new iPhone.

Alongside the new fingerprint recognition technology, the iPhone Edition could also see Apple introduce facial tracking sensors into its flagship smartphone, Mr Kuo has claimed.

These could be used to scan users’ faces to help verify identification.

Concept images reflect Apple's rumoured decision to drop the iconic Home ButtonREDDIT • FLOCKMANN • CONCEPTSiPHONE

Concept images reflect Apple’s rumoured decision to drop the iconic Home Button

Mr Kuo believes the fingerprint recognition system will “ultimately be replaced by a facial recognition system” in an effort to make the iPhone even more secure.”However, if the technical challenges cannot be overcome, we believe a combination of fingerprint and facial recognition is another possible solution,” he writes.

Elsewhere, Apple is reportedly looking to distance itself from the curved aluminium design language it has used for the past three generations of iPhone, first introduced with iPhone 6.

With the Home Button gone, Apple can extended the display to the bottom of the phone – reducing the chunky bezels around the screen, and shrinking the overall footprint of the device.

Apple is expected to debut its new industrial design language early next year with a refresh of its iPad range.

 

Blast from the past: BlackBerry still not doing well

 

You’re probably saying to yourself “Sheesh, Macalope. BlackBerry? Why are you dredging up the undead and making them shamble around for our amusement? Way to keep it phresh.”

You say that and then five minutes later you’re laughing and clapping and yelling “Dance, zombie, dance!” Also, “phresh”? We talked about this, Ted.

The Macalope regrets to report that BlackBerry… well, that doesn’t really need a verb. He simply regrets to report that BlackBerry.

“BlackBerry misses sales forecasts, shares tumble.”

They had a sales forecast? They still sell stuff? Who knew?

So, why is the Macalope beating a horse that was presumed to be dead but has somehow been found stumbling nearsightedly around the pasture, attempting to mate with sawhorses, rain barrels and a rusted-out pickup truck? Because it really wasn’t all that long ago that people were still touting a BlackBerry comeback. People wrote that.

As recently as 2015, Robert Baillieul was suggesting people invest in BlackBerry instead of Apple because, and this is a direct quote, hedge fund managers “see an epic rally ahead”.macalope

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Yes, it was tremendous advice because in late May of 2015, BlackBerry was hovering around $9.80 per share and right now it’s skyrocketed to about, uh… $9.80 per share. Apple, meanwhile, has gone from $120 per share to $145 per share over the same period. So, you could have invested in Apple and seen a return of 21 percent or you could have taken Baillieul’s advice and seen a sweet “indivisible by zero” error in your portfolio spreadsheet.

Baillieul was only the most recent to suggest everything would come up BlackBerry. A year earlier, Anup Singh wondered aloud if Apple’s security “missteps” could lead to BlackBerry’s turnaround. It’s bad enough to wonder that at all, but wondering it aloud is… something else. And then to write it? Yeeeeow. And then publish it. There were so many places where a friend could have said “Anup, honey, don’t.”

So, investors can expect BlackBerry to gain enterprise market share from Apple in the future, making it a better investment.

But we are not yet done with this cavalcade of wrong, because Singh wasn’t the only one who had read somewhere that BlackBerry was once praised for its security and then read about a few security problems Apple had and just started typing.

In 2013, Sean Udall suggested Apple buy BlackBerry to help make its products more secure. Because, you know, you can just buy security and bolt it on to whatever. That’s how that works.

This would create a nearly unassailable device entry in the enterprise segment: Apple’s ease of use with BlackBerry’s security.

Forget the fact that iOS was already the most secure mobile operating system available.

No, seriously, forget that fact, otherwise you can’t write that piece. You can barely stand to read it if you know that, let alone write it.

Never mind. You’ll never make it in this business, Ted. You don’t have what it takes. Which is a compliment.

 

No, Microsoft is not ‘killing Windows 10 Mobile’

Microsoft has scotched reports that it has “abandoned” Windows Mobile.

Windows 10 is in perpetual beta, and on Thursday the software giant issued new versions for both PC and Mobile, accompanied by some ambiguous notes from Insider Preview manager Donna Sarkar. Then everyone went home for Easter.

Sarkar had written:

The biggest difference being that the build number and branch won’t match the builds we will be releasing for PC. This is a result of more work we’re doing to converge code into OneCore – the heart of Windows across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, HoloLens, Xbox and more as we continue to develop new improvements for Windows 10 Mobile and our enterprise customers.

Based on interpretations by a Swedish tech enthusiast and “corroborated” by, er, one anonymous Redditor, the rumour mill concluded that Microsoft had sidelined the Mobile branch of Windows, this time finally.

How so? Here it gets strange.

The build PC and Mobile numbers diverged (16176 for PC, and 15204 for phones and tablets); phones had not yet received Redstone 3 builds, and the new build excluded a range of older devices that had previously been included on new Windows 10 builds, including much of the user base. The temporary disappearance of the Windows Insider advisor app and a copyright date of 2016 that hadn’t been updated were also grist to the mill.

It may all seem surreal, but given the almost masochistic levels of discomfort and dismay to which Windows Mobile loyalists are accustomed, it didn’t seem surprising. Microsoft had initially acquired Nokia’s phone business to assure that the mobile platform prospered, but then ran down the phone business. No new Microsoft devices have appeared for well over a year, and none are promised. However, the Mobile branch of Windows 10 continues to be developed, albeit lagging a few months behind the main branch. And increasing the amount of shared code is something the clumsy development strategy is attempting to address.

2014’s flagship Lumia 930 is no longer eligible for new versions of Windows 10

The conspiracy was denied by product manager Brandon LeBlanc, and Windows Mobile will receive the ‘Redstone 3’ code – the next major version of Windows after the one we’ve just had.

In fact there was a more prosaic explanation for all of these things. However, as Microsoft stated on Thursday, many older devices that launched with Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 won’t be on the upgrade path. These include the excellent Lumia 735 and 830 (late 2014 models with 1GB), and more annoyingly for their owners, the Lumia 1520 (late 2013) and 930 (mid-2014), which have a perfectly adequate 2GB of RAM and still run well. By comparison, Apple’s current iOS 10 supports iPhones released in 2012, with 1GB of RAM. It’s a comparison that doesn’t flatter Microsoft.

Sometime this year (or next), Microsoft will have the opportunity to tell a better story, as new ARM processors begin to support x86 instructions. The current era is a transitional one, as Microsoft has moved from separate x86 and ARM code trees (Windows 8 and Windows RT) in the Sinofsky era, to a more or less unified code tree with separate build targets: desktop and mobile today. For newer devices it will then be possible to have just the one code base and one “fat binary” that runs on legacy PCs and newer mobile devices. That makes the question of “mobile” being “dead” rather moot. ®

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Weekly poll: HTC U11, hot or not?

HTC likes to try new things – like a little thing called Android. And while it’s no longer in the lead of that market, it still managed to put out one of the most interesting devices of 2017. Yes, we’re talking about the HTC U11.

The design is an HTC classic that harkens back to the original One. The unique “liquid glass” used for the back creates a constantly shifting spectrum of colors that changes as you move the phone. We also appreciate that the body is IP67 waterproof, it makes it an honorary Butterfly.

Like the Butterfly, the HTC U11 offers a sharp screen (5.5” QHD) and a powerful chipset (Snapdragon 835). Unlike the Butterfly, the U11 is widely available and does not have a dual camera – that didn’t stop HTC from offering one of the best cameras we’ve seen this year.Image result for Weekly poll: HTC U11, hot or not?

The image quality and the speed of the autofocus of the 16MP camera easily stood up to the Galaxy S8.

Edge Sense enables a unique interaction – squeeze the phone to launch the camera or perhaps your digital assistant of choice. The U11 is the first phone to offer Amazon’s Alexa in addition to the Google Assistant.

Much praise and no criticism. Has HTC done it, has it made a certain winner? Well, the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack ruffled some feathers. However, HTC is selling the U11 at sub-S8 prices (in the US at least, in Europe it is closer to the S8+).

With that in mind, are you buying what HTC is selling?

 

Nokia 8 Will Reportedly Be the Nokia Flagship Phone, Not Nokia 9

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New images tip the Nokia 8 to sport a bezel-less design
  • It is also tipped to sport an iris scanner
  • The Nokia 8 flagship may be launched this month

The rumoured Nokia 9 has been been the go-to name for tipsters for the upcoming Nokia flagship phone for several months, but it now seems the Nokia 8 will be flagship instead. A report from China suggests the Nokia 8 will sit on top of the Nokia foodchain instead of the oft-leaked Nokia 9. The report substantiates its claims with images and marketing materials of the Nokia 8, complete with design details. If true, this would suggest the Nokia 9 might be launched sometime later this year, after the Nokia 8 is revealed, in order to compete with iPhone 8 and its ilk.

In the report by Chinese site CNMO, the Nokia 8 is seen sporting a bezel-less design, apart from a USB Type-C port and dual speakers at the bottom edge of the smartphone. Another image also shows a unique thin vertical camera strip at the back of the smartphone on the left side, something that does not fall in line with previous rumours seen about the Nokia 8.Nokia 8 Will Reportedly Be the Nokia Flagship Phone, Not Nokia 9

The smartphone is also tipped to sport an iris scanner, again, something that was tipped to arrive on the Nokia 9. All of this seems to suggest that the Nokia 8 will be the true flagship that will be unveiled this year, and not Nokia 9.

Whatever the phone is called, the Nokia flagship device is expected to be launched as soon as this month. It is expected to be IP68 water resistant, support dual-SIM slots, and a fingerprint scanner as well. The smartphone is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD display, will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM (some rumours even point to an 8GB RAM variant), and support 64GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card slot for expansion.

The smartphone will sport a 13-megapixel dual camera setup at the back and a 13-megapixel front camera as well. The dimensions are expected to be at 151.55×73.7mm. The Nokia 8 or Nokia 9 is expected to be priced at EUR 749, while the India price is tipped to be at Rs. 44,999.