Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7) Specification, Features, Price and Availability

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 (Nokia X7) Specification, Features, Price and Availability

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.

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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.

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Nokia 8.1 Specification


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps



Announced 2018, December
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)
Multitouch Yes



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)
GPU Adreno 616



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
13 MP
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
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 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
Radio No
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
Browser HTML5
  – 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.

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