Nokia 8.1 was launched at a launch event in Dubai on Wednesday. The smartphone is the global variant of the Nokia X7 that was launched in China back in October. The Nokia 8.1 has the same specs as the Nokia X7 except for the Android One program. The highlights of the Nokia 8.1 are PureDisplay with HDR10 support, dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, Snapdragon 710 SoC, Android 9 Pie, and 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
Nokia 8.1 Specifications
The Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch FHD+ (2246×1080) display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is the same PureDisplay that was first introduced in the Nokia 7.1. The display offers a higher contrast ratio and sharper colors along with HDR10 support.
The Nokia 8.1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC coupled with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. It packs 64GB internal storage that is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. The Nokia 8.1 is an Android One device and it ships with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.
It sports a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics. There is a 12MP primary camera with 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, EIS, dual-LED flash, and a 13MP secondary camera for depth sensing. The Nokia 8.1 has a 20MP front camera with 0.9-micron pixels and 4-in-1 pixel tech for better low-light imaging. It also supports the Bothie feature which allows using both the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ AGPS + GLONASS. The device packs a 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and it promises to offer two-days battery life. It also has Google ARCore support.
The Nokia 8.1 price starts at EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 32,000). It will go on sale in Europe and the Middle East from mid-December. The device comes in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, and Iron/Steel color options. The Nokia 8.1 is expected to be launched in India on December 10.