HMD Global on Wednesday unveil Nokia 8.1 at an event held in Dubai. The new launched Nokia 8.1 is the company’s latest smartphone, and might be last phone to unveil as 2018 is coming to past in not less than 25days. As expected, the smartphone, is premium variant of Nokia x7 and a great successor of Nokia 7 Plus when it comes to specifications and features.
Nokia 8.1 is part of the Android One programme like other HMD Global Nokia smartphones. Key highlight of the Nokia 8.1 is its 6.18-inch PureDisplay with HDR10 support, dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, Snapdragon 710 SoC, runs Android 9 Pie, and its 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging capabilities. Continue reading as i unveil its full specifications and price.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8.1 runs stock Android 9 Pie, and as said earlier, it is part of the Android One programme that is guaranteed to deliver timely updates. It sports a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) display with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 support, 500 nits peak brightness, and is capable of a 96 percent colour gamut. The Nokia 8.1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked up to 2.2GHz, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
The smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, with the primary 12-megapixel camera featuring a 1/2.55-inch sensor, 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, EIS, 2PD (dual photodiode) tech, and a dual-LED flash. The secondary 13-megapixel fixed-focus lens is meant for depth sensing. At the front, the Nokia 8.1 bears a 20-megapixel fixed focus lens with 0.9-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixel tech for better low-light photography.
Furthermore, there is 64GB of inbuilt storage on the Nokia 8.1, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. The Nokia 8.1 bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
The Nokia 8.1 is occupied with a 3,500mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 22 hours of talk time, 24 days of standby time, and up to 11 hours of video playback. The company is also touting the presence of 18W fast charging. It measures 154.8×75.76×7.97mm, and weighs in at 178 grams. It features a single speaker design, and also comes with a smart amp, 2 mics, and Nokia Ozo surround capture. Additionally, HMD Global company points out that the Nokia 8.1 has Google ARCore support.
- Display: 6.18-inch
- Processor: 2.2GHz octa-core
- Front Camera: 20-megapixel
- Resolution: 1080×2244 pixels
- RAM: 4GB
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Storage: 64GB
- Rear Camera: 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3500mAh
Nokia 8.1 full specifications
Release date: December 2018
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 154.80 x 75.76 x 7.97
Weight (g): 178.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 3500
Removable battery: No
Colours: Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, Iron/ Steel
Screen size (inches): 6.18
Resolution: 1080×2244 pixels
Aspect ratio: 18.7:9
Processor: 2.2GHz octa-core
Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Internal storage: 64GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 400
Rear camera: 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 13-megapixel
Rear autofocus: Yes
Rear flash: Dual LED
Front camera: 20-megapixel (0.9-micron)
Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Face unlock: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Nokia 8.1 Price and Availability
The Nokia 8.1 price has been set at EUR 399 (roughly N165,000), and it will go on sale in European and Middle East markets from “mid-December”.