After bringing the Nokia 7.1 two weeks ago, HMD Global is today adding yet another mid-range smartphone to its lineup in India — the Nokia 8.1. Originally unveiled back in October as the Nokia 7.1 Plus, the new Nokia 8.1 features a familiar aluminum-glass construction, Android Pie, and a lot more for a price of Rs 26,999. It will be available through several online as well as offline channels including Amazon. Pre-orders for the same are open today and HDFC card owners can avail a 10% cashback. It will go on sale starting December 21st.

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The Nokia 8.1 comes with a 6.18-inch 1080p screen which is capable of HDR10 playback and has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage which can be expanded, and a 3500mAh battery that does support quick charging.

The camera arrangement on the Nokia 8.1 houses two Zeiss-branded sensors on the rear — a primary 12-megapixel f/1.8 lens and a secondary 13-megapixel snapper. There’s also Optical Image Stabilization and dual-tone LED flash. On the front, you will find a 20-megapixel camera for selfies as well which has an aperture of f/2.0.

The Nokia 8.1 is one of the first phones to come preloaded with Android Pie and as it has been the case with previous HMD Global smartphones, it carries a stock build as well. Plus, the Nokia 8.1 has the company’s Ozo stereo audio recording and is compatible with Dual 4G VoLTE.

Nokia 8.1 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm; Weight: 180g
  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ screen, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 10nm octa-core Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs), Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable up to 400GB with a microSD card
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Rear Cameras: 12-megapixel primary camera, dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, 13-megapixel secondary camera, f/2.2 aperture, ZEISS optics
  • Front Camera: 20-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording
  • 3500mAh battery with fast charging
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