This is a list of the official Nokia 8 model numbers, variants and the differences among them. HMD Global launched their first flagship phone, the Nokia 8, back in August and starting from September, the phone has been releasing in markets all over the world. Nokia 8 has been launched globally, except the US and China where it is expected an upgraded variant of the phone will be launched soon.
As with most other Android phones, Nokia 8 has multiple variants and different model numbers for each of those variants. These variants are launched in different regions and markets based on a number of factors. Some variants support limited bands and network frequencies that it cannot work in every country in the world. Another main difference is usually of the single and dual-SIM variants of the phones. The dual-SIM version is mostly common around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and South Asian countries.
Nokia 8 Model Numbers and Variants
This is a list of all the Nokia 8 model numbers and where are they available. We did a similar Nokia 6 model numbers guide a while back, and here is another one now for the flagship phone. Some phones have a different model for each region, however, there are only two main models for the Nokia 8. One is the global variant and the other is just for the China / Taiwan region (which is yet to be launched). Here is a quick look in the table below:
|Device||Model Number / Variant||Difference|
|Nokia 8||TA-1004||Global (Dual SIM)|
|Nokia 8||TA-1012||Global (Single SIM)|
|Nokia 8||TA-1052||China / Taiwan (Dual SIM)|
TA-1004 and TA-1012 model numbers were earlier rumoured to be for a different unannounced Nokia phone, but was later revealed to be for the Nokia 8 all along.
Nokia 8 TA-1004 (Dual SIM)
This is the global variant of the Nokia 8 which is more widely available. Dual SIM versions are getting more popular by the day, as it allow users to have and use two numbers in the same phone. As part of covering how and where to buy the Nokia 8, we have seen that Nokia 8 is more easily available as TA-1004, instead of the single SIM version.
Nokia 8 TA-1012 (Single SIM)
The single-SIM variant of the Nokia 8 global version has the number TA-1012. We haven’t really seen this unit at a lot of countries. This is the global version, so chances are it would be available in some European countries only. From the Middle East to South Asian region, we have only seen HMD Global launch dual-SIM variants of the phone.
Nokia 8 TA-1052 (China / Taiwan)
HMD Global is yet to announce the Nokia 8 for China (and the US). This is the Nokia 8 model that will be available throughout China and Taiwan. This is different from the global version because of the different network bands and frequencies in the country. We do not really have more details on the technical side, but we know for sure that Nokia 8 TA-1012 is for China.
Nokia 8 Tech Specs & Features
Nokia 8 is powered with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and a dual 13 megapixels cameras at the back. For complete details on what’s inside this Nokia 8 flagship phone, read our complete Nokia 8 tech specs guide for a detailed look. And if you plan on getting the Nokia 8 for yourself, also check out some Nokia 8 accessories you may want to buy along the phone.
If you have any more questions regarding which Nokia 8 model to buy, leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you.