HMD Global revealed its latest collection named the Nokia 8.1, a successor to the midrange Nokia 7 Plus that was released earlier this year. The latest handset swaps out the 7 Plus’ Snapdragon 660 for a Snapdragon 710, and it includes a notch and HDR10 support for its 2160 x 1440 resolution display.
The specs sheet powered with 4GB of RAM flanked by 64GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 400GB via microSD). Its 3,500mAh battery can be fast charged at 18W. The phone will run the latest version Android Pie out of the box, and it’s set to be a refreshingly stock experience, thanks to Android One.
In terms of cameras, the Nokia 8.1 has a dual-lens design on the rear with its main 12MP f/1.8 camera joined by a second 13MP sensor for portrait shots. On the front, there’s a 20MP camera, Nokia’s going to let you take a photo from both cameras simultaneously, thanks to its “Bothie” feature. If you’re filming video, then 4K capture is supported, and there’s also built-in optical image stabilization to keep your photos looking nice and smooth.
In addition to its European launch next year, HMD has also said that the Nokia 8.1 will be receiving a release later this month across Asia and the Middle East. Unfortunately, the company has ruled out a US release for its latest handset.
|Display & Resolution||6.18 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density) |
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
|Dimension & Build||154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm |
Front/back glass, aluminum frame
|Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM - Nokia 8.1|
64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM - Nokia X7Y
microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
|OS- Processor||Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One|
Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
|Rear Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
|Camera Features||Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)|
|Front Camera||20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|Colours||Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel|
|Value Added Features||Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W |
|Price||About US $ 450|