HMD Global is on its full swing launching new Nokia mobiles every now and then. In yesterday’s Dubai’s event, HMD Global launched the new Nokia 8.1 for the UK-European market after China’s launch in August. It will make its debut in India on December 10th.
Nokia 8.1 Launched with Android One, Snapdragon 710 & Five Color Variants
Here are the key specs:
A 6.18″ IPS LCD PureDisplay with HDR10 for its 1080×2244p resolution. A fine notch housing the selfie camera and a thin bezel.
Added with Adreno 616 GPU, 8.1 runs with Snapdragon 710, built on 10nm process. Octa-core with 2 cores of 2.2GHz and 6 cores with 1.7GHz speeds.
Primary and secondary rear cameras with 12MP(f/1.8 + 13MP featured with Zeiss optics. Selfie camera with 20MP(f/2.0). Cameras with HDR and HD recordings.
Runs on Android Pie 9.0 with no bloats. Attractive and clean due to customizable features of Stock Android build. Big thing – just like predecessors, Nokia 8.1 too is a part of Android One program too, so you know who’s the beneficiary.
Comes with 4GB + 64GB and ROM expandable upto 400GB with Micro SD option. Surprising to see HMD not producing a variant of 6GB even at such prices!
3500mAh battery with 18W charging supported by the Type-C method.
Connectivity and sensors include WiFi, VoLTE with fine 4G bands, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS – GLONASS and NFC. Mounting the fingerprint on the rear, 8.1 comes with color variants like Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, and Iron/Steel combos.
Price and Sale
Priced with €399! The Middle East is the first market to get it from now onwards. Sale to European goes from next year mid-January. 8.1, just like other Nokia(s) again not making into the US. Launching in India on 10th December followed by sales in a few weeks.