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


TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps



Announced2018, December
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, December



Dimensions154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
Weight180 g (6.35 oz)
BuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)



TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.18 inches, 95.3 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)



OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); Android One
ChipsetQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPUAdreno 616



Card slotmicroSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM – Nokia 8.1
64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM – Nokia X7Y



Dual12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP
FeaturesZeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)



Single20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm



Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic



WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go



SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(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
ColorsBlue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel
PriceAbout 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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