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Nokia 8.1 unveiled in Dubai: Specifications, features, and price

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Nokia 8.1 unveiled in Dubai: Specifications, features, and price

07 Dec 2018: Nokia 8.1 unveiled in Dubai: Specifications, features, and price

HMD Global has unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 8.1, in Dubai.

The phone comes as a rebranded version of the Nokia X7 that was launched in China back in October.

The key highlights of Nokia 8.1 are its full-HD+ HDR display, 4GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, dual rear-camera with ZEISS optics and Android One support.

Here's all about it.

Design & Display: Nokia 8.1: At a glance

Made out of 6000-Series aluminum, the phone sports a notched display with a slim yet prominent bottom bezel to offer an 81.5% screen-to-body ratio.

On the back, the glass casing houses a dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner.

Further, Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch (1080x2246 pixels) full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 support, and 500 nits peak brightness.

Camera: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

On the back, Nokia 8.1 sports a ZEISS optics-based dual camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and OIS, paired with a 13MP secondary sensor with fixed focus.

Up front, the phone gets a single 20MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 4-in-1 pixel binning technology for better low-light photography, fixed focus, and AI-powered image enhancing features.

Internals: Under the hood

The Nokia 8.1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable upto 400GB).

Further, the phone packs a 3,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and runs stock Android Pie as part of the Android One program which promises at least two years of software updates.

Fact: Connectivity options and sensors onboard Nokia 8.1

In terms of connectivity options, the phone supports dual-SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard Nokia 8.1 will include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, proximity sensor, and gyroscope.

Details: Nokia 8.1: Pricing and availability in Europe and Middle East

In European and the Middle East markets, Nokia 8.1 has been priced at EUR 399 (approx Rs. 31,900) for the solo 4GB/64GB configuration.

The phone will go on sale from mid-December and will be offered in Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, and Iron/ Steel dual-tone color options.

In India, the phone is expected to launch on December 10 and could be priced around Rs. 24,000.