Update: Nokia 8.1 Launched in India for Rs. 26,999 and will be available for order from Amazon.in and Nokia.com/phones from today and goes on sale from 21st of December.
As teased earlier, HMD Global unveiled the all-new Nokia 8 (a.k.a Nokia 8.1) at an event held in Dubai. While the last year’s Nokia 8 came with flagship specifications, the new Nokia 8.1 is the successor to the mid-range Nokia 7 Plus. The device comes with Aluminum unibody design and sports a 2.5D curved glass on the front. The new Nokia 8.1 also offers AI-based camera features to take advantage of the best-in-class cameras in its price segment.
On the front, the device sports a 6.18-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2246 × 1080 pixels) resolution and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It also supports HDR10 playback and offers 500 nits of brightness. Under the hood is the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 360 CPU and Adreno 616 GPU. The device comes with up to 6GB of LPPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.
The device comes with a hybrid SIM card slot where the user can choose between the secondary SIM and the MicroSD card. In terms of optics, the new Nokia 8.1 sports dual camera on the rear with a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and a 13MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, there is a single 20MP camera placed on the front. The company is also offering AI-based features like auto scene detection, AI portrait mode and more.
It is backed by a 3,500mAh non-removable battery that also supports fast charging. While there is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, the device also comes with face unlock support. The device measures 154.8 × 75.76 × 7.97 mm and weighs 178 grams. It comes in Blue/Silver, Steel/Cooper, and Iron/Steel color options. Coming to the pricing, the new Nokia 8.1 will be on sale starting mid-December for EUR 399 (approx USD 450 / INR 31,900). Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!