Nokia has just sent out invites to launch its latest Nokia 8.1 smartphone which will be the global variant of the Nokia X7 smartphone announced already for the Chinese market. Nokia was expected to launch the Nokia 7.1 and 8.1 in the official event on December 6th but that event is now postponed and moved to December 10th. The Nokia 8.1 is already expected to become official in the company's December 5th event in Dubai and we can now clearly expect its launch in Indian on December 10 as Nokia has already announced the new Nokia 7.1 smartphone for the Indian market priced at Rs. 19999.
The Nokia 7.1 is announced with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ HDR 10 notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 80% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 2244 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU. It comes with 4GB of LPPDDR4x RAM + 64GB of (eMMC 5.1) internal storage option, however, the 3GB RAM variant was not announced for the Indian market. The device also comes with expandable storage up to 400GB with the help of a microSD card. It runs on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Android One out of the box and is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie).
It supports Hybrid Dual SIMs and features a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel (RGB) camera with dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture,1.28 um pixel size, ZEISS optics along with a 5-megapixel (Monochrome) secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1.12um pixel size. It also comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree FOV. It has a 3060mAh battery with USB Type-C fast charging support that can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes. It supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C 2.0, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack connectivity options and additional features such as FM Radio and Nokia OZO audio. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It measures 149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99mm and weights 160 grams.
The Nokia 8.1 will be launched in the country with a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2246 × 1080 pixels resolution. It will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU and will have variants including 4GB of RAM with 64GB of inbuilt storage capacity and 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage capacity with expandable storage support up to 400GB with the help of a microSD card. It will run on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) and will be upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) and will also support Hybrid Dual SIM slots. It will feature a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 13-megapixel secondary rear camera. It will also have a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. It will have a 3400mAh battery with fast charging and will have connectivity options such as Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS. It will have a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It will measure 154.8×75.76×7.97mm and will weight 185 grams.