“The new 6GB RAM variant of the Nokia 8.1 joins the 4GB RAM model that was introduced back in December 2018”
HMD Global, the license holder to make and sell Nokia phones, has announced its mid-range Nokia 8.1 (review) smartphone with a new configuration. As reported by 91mobiles last month, the handset is now available for purchase with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. To recall, the smartphone was launched back in December 2018 with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory onboard.
Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM variant’s price, launch offers
The Nokia 8.1’s 6GB variant has been priced in India at Rs 29,999. The handset will go for sale across the country via Nokia’s official website, Amazon.in, and select retail stores from February 6th onwards. Interested buyers can pre-book the phone starting February 1st. It’ll be available in two colour combinations of Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel in India.
Launch offers include 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs 199 for Airtel prepaid customers. The postpaid customers on the other hand, can enjoy additional data of 120GB along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs 499.
Furthermore, upon purchasing Nokia 8.1 from Nokia website users will get a gift card worth Rs 3,000, while Amazon is offering an exchange offer of up to Rs 2,500 — valid till February 28th. As for offline buyers, HDFC is offering up to 10 percent cashback on EMI transactions done through Pinelabs terminals. The offer is also valid until February 28th.
Nokia 8.1 specifications
Talking about its specifications, the Nokia 8.1 rocks 6.18-inch full-HD+ PureView display with a notch and is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC. It boots stock Android 9 Pie out of the box and is fueled by 3,500mAh battery with fast charging support. In terms of optics, the handset sports Zeiss-certified 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel sensors on the rear, while the front camera boasts of 20MP sensor. Connectivity options on the 8.1 include dual-SIM, dual 4G VoLTE, VoWi-Fi (Voice over Wi-Fi), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and 3.5mm headphone socket.