- Nokia 8.1 is global variant of Nokia X7
- Nokia 8.1 sports PureDisplay and Snapdragon 710 SoC
- It is priced at EUR 399
On Wednesday, HMD Global launched ‘Nokia 8.1’ smartphone at an event held in Dubai. The smartphone is the successor of Nokia 7 Plus and the global variant of Nokia X7.
The main highlights of the smartphone are PureDisplay with HDR10 Support, Zeiss Optics and Snapdragon 710 SoC.
Nokia 8.1: Price, Sale Date
- Nokia 8.1 price is EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 32,000) for the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant.
- The smartphone will be available for purchase starting mid-December in European and Middle-East markets. It will come in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, and Iron/Steel dual-tone colours.
- Availability, pricing for India and other markets is yet to be announced on December 10 at India Launch Event.
Nokia 8.1: Specifications and Features
Now coming to the specifications, Nokia sports a 6.18-inch PureDisplay with 18.7:9 aspect ratio and full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) resolution. It has 86.5 percent screen-to-body ratio along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection. Based on Android 9.0 Pie on the top of Android One program, the phone runs on 2.2GHz Snapdragon 710 processor with Adreno 616 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM option. The smartphone has the support of Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano+Nano/microSD).
In optics, there is a dual rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the second camera includes a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The phone supports OIS. On the front, there is a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back.
When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 64GB internal storage and microSD card support upto 400GB. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS and USB Type-C. The sensors on board the handset are accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and rear-facing fingerprint sensor. Nokia 8.1 battery capacity is 3,500mAh with the support of 18W fast charging. The handset is listed in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, and Iron/Steel dual-tone colours, measures 154.8×75.76×7.97mm and weighs 180 grams.
The smartphones pack a lot of features which are listed below:
- The smartphone has PureDisplay, DCI-P3 wide colour gamut, 500 nits peak brightness and HDR10 video playback.
- It has a 6 series aluminium-magnesium alloy frame, glass back.
- It is part of the Android One program that is guaranteed to deliver timely updates.
- Camera features include ZEISS optics, OIS, portrait shots, zoom and AI scene detection to automatically detect 18 scenes.
- Front Camera features include pixel binding that can combine four pixels to form 1.8μm large pixel, AI beauty, AI portrait Mode, 6 AI studio lights, AI expressions and new dual-view mode.
- Single speaker with a Smart AMP, 2 Mics, and Nokia OZO surround capture.