Late last month, HMD Global launched the Nokia 7.1 in India. And earlier last week, the company launched the Nokia 8.1 in the country. The Nokia 8.1 is actually a re-branded Nokia X7 which was launched in China back in October. And starting today, the Nokia 8.1 goes on sale in the country.
The Nokia 8.1 is an Amazon-exclusive in India, and, it goes on sale in the country through Amazon India at 1 pm. However, it will also be available for purchase from Nokia India’s official website from tomorrow.
The Nokia 8.1 is a mid-range smartphone and is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC which is coupled with 4 GB RAM. The smartphone has a 6.18-inch notched display and flaunts a glass-metal sandwich construction. It also has a screen-to-body ratio of 86.5%.
For photography, the Nokia 8.1 comes with dual cameras – 12 MP and 13 MP – at the back along with a 20 MP camera on the front. The rear cameras come with ZEISS optics with AI-based features in tow.
The smartphone has 64 GB of storage on-board and it runs Android Pie out-of-the-box. The Nokia 8.1 also ships with a 3500 mAh battery with support for 18W Fast Charging.
Nokia 8.1 Specifications
- CPU: Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor
- RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
- GPU: Adreno 616
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Display: 6.18-inch Full-HD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels) PureDisplay with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D Gorilla Glass, HDR 10 support, 1500:1 contrast ratio and 500 nits brightness
- Rear Camera: 12 MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size, dual PDAF, OIS) + 13 MP with ZEISS Optics, AI Portrait Mode, AI Scene Recognition, Pro Mode, EIS and Dual LED flash
- Front Camera: 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and 1.8 μm pixel size
- Internal Storage: 64 GB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 400 GB via microSD card
- SIM: Dual Hybrid Slot
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
- Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Nokia OZO Audio, Bothie (with AI-powered 3D personas, masks and filters)
- Colors: Blue-Silver, Iron-Steel
- Battery: 3500 mAh with 18W Fast Charging
Nokia 8.1 Price in India and Availability
- Price: ₹26,999
- Availability: Available exclusively on Amazon India. Will also be available for purchase through Nokia India’s official website as well as top retail stores across the country.