Nokia 8.1

HMD Global backed Nokia has announced its latest Android One smartphone – Nokia 8.1, a global version of the Nokia X7 mid-range smartphone that was introduced in China back in October. This is also the successor of the most popular Nokia 7 Plus.

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Nokia 8.1: AKA Nokia X7!

The Nokia 8.1 packs in a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 18.7:9 aspect ratio PureDisplay with HDR10 video playback, powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM, paired with 64GB expandable storage, runs on Android Pie and all these are backed by a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support.

Nokia 8.1

Coming to the camera, it has a 12-megapixel rear camera rear camera with ZEISS optics along with a 13-megapixel secondary camera for portrait shots with AI scene detection. There is a 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and pixel binding that can combine four pixels to form 1.8μm large pixel.

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Furthermore, in the camera features, it has AI beauty and AI portrait Mode, 6 AI studio lights, AI expressions, and new dual-view mode. The Nokia 8.1 is made of 6 series aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, glass back, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Nokia 8.1 Specifications

Nokia 8.1

  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ PureDisplay with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, 96% NTSC Color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500:1 Contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs)
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM
  • 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage + expandable via microSD (up to 400GB)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, 13MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, ZEISS optics
  • 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 3500mAh battery with fast charging
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm; Weight: 180g

The Nokia 8.1 comes in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, and is priced at 399 Euros (~US$ 452 / Rs. 31,900). It will be available in UAE from December 15th priced at 1,499 Dirham (~US$ 408 / Rs. 28,805) with pre-orders starting tomorrow. It will be available in rest of the Middle East from December 20th. The company said to launch this smartphone in India soon.


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