Nokia 8.1 To Arrive On Dec 10 – Here’s All We Know

HMD Global is reportedly ready to launch a new Nokia handset as part of the Android One programme (run a stock version of Android). The company is expected to launch Nokia X7 as Nokia 8.1. It was spotted last month on Geekbench benchmark site. Now, the design of the upcoming handset has also surfaced online. Read more to find about Nokia 8.1 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Nokia 8.1

leaked render

Price and Availability

Price (base model) Rs 23,999 (expected)

HMD Global is expected to launch the new smartphone on December 10. It was earlier expected to be unveiled on December 6 alongside the Nokia 7.1. 

According to recent reports, the Nokia 8.1 will be priced in India at Rs 23,999 (for the base model). At its price point, the upcoming handset will take on the likes of Xiaomi Poco F1 and Honor Play.

In China, the Nokia X7 was launched at a CNY 1,699 (approx Rs 17,700) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. While the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant costs CNY 1,999 (approx Rs 20,900), the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model is priced at CNY 2,499 (about Rs 26,100).

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Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Internal Storage 64GB/ 128GB (expandable up to 400GB)
Display 6.18-inch, full-HD+, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 86.5% screen-to-body ratio, 2.5D curved glass
OS Android 9.0 Pie (Android One)
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (12MP + 5MP) with flash
Front Camera 20MP
Battery 3060mAh
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The Nokia 8.1 is expected to come with similar specifications and features as the Nokia X7. However, it is tipped to run a stock version of Android Pie operating system out-of-the-box. The Android One smartphone is said to come in Dark Blue, Magic Night Silver, Night Black, and Night Red color options.

As per recent leaks, the upcoming smartphone sport similar design as the Nokia X7. This includes a display notch, vertically-aligned dual rear camera setup, and a dual-tone anodized metal frame.

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Nokia X7

  • Dual cameras
  • Aluminum build
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Face unlock
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • VoWiFi
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • BeiDou
  • FM radio
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Four color options

The mid-range smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and 4GB/ 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. The 64GB/ 128GB eMMC internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 400GB). It is backed by a 3,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

In terms of optics, the Nokia X7 sports a dual camera setup on the back. It includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor (1.4-micron pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, f/1.8 aperture, OIS) and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor (fixed focus). The 20-megapixel fixed focus front camera comes with f/2.0 aperture and AI enhancement.

The Nokia X7 runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (an Android Pie update is expected to arrive soon). The mid-range smartphone comes with a Face Unlock feature and a fingerprint sensor. Other sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, and a gyroscope.

The dual-SIM, dual VoLTE smartphone sports a 6.18-inch display with full-HD+ resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 86.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 2.5D curved glass. The body is made up of 6000 Series aluminum.

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