Nokia 8.1 Officially Launched Globally, It’s a Rebranded Nokia X7

Doris Richards
December 6, 2018

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 8.1 is the direct successor to the Nokia 7 Plus which saw a lot of attraction in the sub-continent. Surprisingly, the event was devoted exclusively to Nokia 8.1 as no mention of the duo of Nokia 3.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus was made during the event. Luckily Chetan Cale, a gifted photographer and member of Nokia Community, was there to take some shots with it. The phone goes on sale on December 7 in India and is priced at INR 19,999. The guaranteed security updates for 3 years and OS updates for 2 make the Nokia line of devices truly unique among the Android OEM line up. While there is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, the device also comes with face unlock support. Introduced first with the Nokia 7.1, the Pure Display tech from HMD allows users to stream HDR titles from Netflix and other content platforms. That price will get you a Nokia 8.1 in one of several different colors.

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-Ahead of the launch of the Nokia 8.1, official promos of the same has been leaked in which the device was showcased to flaunt a duel-lens camera setup at the back. The phone launched with Android 8.1 Oreo on board, but will most likely receive an update to Android 9.0 Pie as soon as it's available for purchase. Under the hood of the smartphone runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The secondary sensor will offer depth sensing. Up at the front, housed on the notch alongside an earpiece and other sensors, is a large 20MP selfie shooter. The dual-camera module features OIS, EIS, and dual LED flash. The phone also has a hybrid microSD card slot for storage expansion. It will be available in Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, and Iron/ Steel dual-tone colour variants. Connectivity options are said to include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, FM, 3G and 4G. A 3080mAh battery, with fast charge support, keeps the lights on.

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