Nokia 8.1 Launched in India | Designed with Sophistication

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HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 8.1 in India on Monday. It is priced at Rs 26,999, and will go on sale starting December 21. Nokia 8.1 will be available in the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. Nokia 8.1 was launched as the Nokia X7 in China in October 2018. Nokia 8.1 has excellent construction quality, bright-vibrant HDR display and is powered by Android One. But specifications aren’t very competitive and has poor low-light camera performance.


High-end image quality with ZEISS Optics provides optical image stabilization and a super-sensitive sensor. The selfie camera snaps stunning shots in dimmer conditions, thanks to adaptive sensor technology that combines four pixels into one. Take stunning portraits with studio-style lighting and use the live Bokeh feature during or after you take a photo. Create a more shareable Dual-Sight live stream with 3D personas, filters and masks. With Google Lens™ and Motion Photos integrated into the camera app, you can shoot super smooth videos and explore the world by learning more about the places, objects and animals you see through your camera. The adaptive 6.18’’ Full-HD+ PureDisplay keeps the colors accurate and the content visible – even in bright sunlight.

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Design & Hardware

Designed with sophistication, the dual-tone anodized metal frame in Nokia 8.1 meets high-level testing criteria to ensure durability in everyday life. The seamless design and high-precision manufacturing create a strong sense of sophistication – a premium look that draws notice. Induced with high-performing and AI-powered Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 710 processor delivers the speed you need, while the new Adaptive Battery feature on Android 9 Pie helps provide 2-day battery life. Android 9 Pie unleashes the power of artificial intelligence to give you more from your Nokia 8.1 smartphone. It adapts to you and how you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go and improving over time, keeping things running smoother for longer.

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Also Read: Nokia 7.1 equipped with Pure Display Tech

Tech Spec. – Nokia 8.1


  • Colors Blue/Silver, Iron/Steel

  • Size (excluding camera) 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm

  • Weight 180 g

Network and connectivity

  • Network speed LTE Cat. 6, 2CA, L+L, VoLTE, VoWiFi

  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac

  • Bluetooth® 5.0



  • Operating system Android 9 Pie


  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 710


  • Internal memory 64 GB3 e-MMC 5.1

  • MicroSD card slot Support for up to 400 GB


  • Connector 3.5 mm headphone jack

  • Speakers Single speaker with smart amplifier

  • Recording Nokia OZO surround sound capture


  • Size and type 6.18’’ Full HD+ PureDisplay

  • Resolution 18.7:9

  • Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 2.5D Glass


  • Primary camera Dual Main: 12 MP 1/2.55’’, 1.4um pixels, OIS 2PD, Dual second: 13 MP FF

  • Front-facing camera Adaptive 20 MP FF/0.9um

  • Flash Dual Hi-Cri flash

Connections and sensors

  • Cable type USB Type-C 2.0 cable

  • Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear), NFC

Battery life

  • Battery type Integrated 3500 mAh4 battery

  • Charging 18 W fast charging

Final Thoughts

With the Nokia 8.1 one can capture stunning photos in challenging lighting conditions with the AI-powered cameras optimized for precise light capture. The 6.18’’ Full-HD+ PureDisplay lets you enjoy an immersive viewing experience in dimmer lighting conditions as well as in bright sunlight, while the HDR10 support brings crisper details and richer colors to your videos. Pure, secure and up-to-date Android Pie.

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