“Nokia 8.1 specifications include 6.18-inch display with PureDisplay technology, up to 6GB of RAM, and 3,500mAh battery”
Nokia 8.1 has been made official by HMD Global at an event it hosted in Dubai, ending weeks of speculation around the smartphone. The company says it has gone with the Nokia 8.1 moniker in order to simplify its naming convention and has launched the handset as the successor to the Nokia 7 that was launched last year. For those unaware, Nokia 8.1 is the global variant of the Nokia X7 smartphone that was unveiled in China mid-October. The Nokia 8.1 India launch is expected on December 11th.
HMD Global announced at the event the Nokia Phones Community, a forum for fans to communicate with the brand and give feedback on products and ideas that they would want to see materialise. The company claims the beta version of the community already has half a million fans. Separately, the brand said it has become the biggest feature phone vendors globally by volumes and is ranked among the top five smartphone makers as well.
Nokia 8.1 price
The average global Nokia 8.1 price has been set as EUR 399 (roughly Rs 32,000) and the handset will come in Blue Silver, Steel Copper, and Iron Steel colour options. It will go on sale in the Middle East region in mid-December and will become available in India soon after that, HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas announced.
Nokia 8.1 specifications
Nokia 8.1 has a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with a wide notch, PureDisplay tech, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, and 86.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is part of the Android One programme and comes with stock Android Pie software onboard, with a promise of upgrade to the next two versions of Google’s mobile OS. It is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC, with 4GB of RAM; there is 64GB of internal storage, with microSD card support up to 400GB.
In the imaging department, the new Nokia 8.1 on the back has a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor; the setup has Zeiss-certified lens, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixel size, OIS, and EIS. In the front is a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture with AI integration to scene recognition. The Nokia 8.1 battery capacity is 3,500mAh, supplemented by 18W fast-charging functionality. Connectivity options on the smartphone include dual-SIM, dual 4G VoLTE, VoWi-Fi (Voice over Wi-Fi), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and 3.5mm earphone jack. It weighs 178 grams, 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97mm in size, and is made using 6000 Series aluminium.
|Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual Core + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core)|
|4 GB RAM|
|6.18 inches (15.7 cm)|
|1080x2246 px, 403 PPI|
|12 MP + 13 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|20 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|
|Expected Price:||Rs. 26,999|
|Release Date:||21-Dec-2018 (Expected)|
|Variant:||4 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage|
|Phone Status:||Upcoming Phone|