Nokia has announced the new Nokia 8.1 for the Indian market in an official event and has priced the device at Rs. 26999 which is around $374 if converted. The new Nokia 8.1 was launched a week back in UAE and we already know that its the global variant of the Nokia X7 smartphone launched for the Chinese market already. It will be available in UAE starting from December 15th where it will be priced at 1,499 Dirham, however, for the Indian market, it will be available from December 21st via Amazon India with Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel colour options.
It comes with a 6 series aluminium-magnesium alloy frame, glass back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and the dual rear camera of the device come with ZEISS optics similarly like the Nokia 7 Plus. It features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ Pure display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, 96% NTSC Color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500:1 Contrast ratio and 2246 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is 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. It comes with 4GB (LPPDDR4x) of RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) inbuilt storage with expandable storage up to 400GB with the help of a microSD card. It runs on the Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box and comes with hybrid Dual SIMs (nano + nano / microSD).
It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, OIS along with a 13-megapixel secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. It has a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed up by a 3500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and it also supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options. It comes with Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording and has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It measures 154.8×75.76×7.97mm and weights 180 grams.