Yesterday also, HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 8.1, which going by the new naming scheme, is the successor of the Nokia 7 Plus. Looking at the phone critically, you will realise it is not a new device, it is just the Nokia X7 arriving in the Western market. Read on, as you get yourself acquainted with some details about the Nokia 8.1.
Nokia 8.1 Features
The Nokia 8.1 features a 6.18 inches Pure Display IPS LCD with a 1080pixel resolution. The notch in the screen accommodates the 20MP front-facing camera for capturing selfies. At the back, you will find a dual camera made up of 12MP + 13MP snapper. The main module uses the 12MP sensor and it sports Zeiss optics (with Optical Image Stabilization). The 13MP module is just a depth sensor.
The Nokia 8.1 is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with 4GB or RAM. It has a 64GB eMMC storage which is expandable via microSD card slot. It is an Android One phone currently running on Pie, and it will receive OS updates for two years and security updates for three years.
The frame of the Nokia 8.1 is made out of anodized aluminium with a two-tone finish. The available colours are; Steel/Copper, Blue/Silver, and Iron/Steel. The phone is powered by a 3,500mAh battery which has support for 18W fast charging.
Nokia 8.1 Specification
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, December|
|Dimensions||154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||180 g (6.35 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.18 inches, 95.3 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM – Nokia 8.1
64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM – Nokia X7Y
|Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
|Features||Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)|
|Single||20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 2A/9V (18W)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|Colors||Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel|
|Price||About 400 EUR|
Nokia 8.1 Price and Availability
The Nokia 8.1 price sells at €400, and it will be available globally from mid-December 2018.
The Middle East is among the first market it will be launched. Pre-orders in the United Arab Emirates starts tomorrow with a price tag of AED1,500. The Nokia 8.1 will be available in shelves from December 15, and it will get to the Middle East on December 20.