Nokia 8.1 India Launch Expected Today, Features Android 9 Pie and Snapdragon 710 SoC

Nokia 8.1, the global variant of the Nokia X7, Will be unveiled in India today.
HMD Global late last month delivered invites for a New Delhi launch event scheduled for 5:30pm on Monday, and after its global unveiling in Dubai last week, the Nokia 8.1 could be anticipated to be found in India on the date. The smartphone’s highlights include its dual rear cameras using Zeiss optics, its 18W fast charging capacities, its Snapdragon 710 SoC, its 6.18-inch PureDisplay using HDR10 support, and the fact it runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for most of the upgrades from the Nokia 8.1 India launch event today.
Nokia 8.1 cost in India (anticipated )
The Nokia 8.1 cost in India can be expected to be similar to the price HMD International unveiled for Europe and Middle East markets – EUR 399 (approximately Rs. 31,900). In China, the Nokia X7 was launched at CNY 1,699 (approximately Rs. 18,000) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage version, CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 21,200) for anyone with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, then CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 26,500) for its top-end 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model.

The smartphone can be expected to go on sale in India in this month itself, with the release in another above regions set for’mid-December’. The Nokia 8.1 was unveiled in Silver / Blue, Steel/ Copper, and Iron/ Steel dual-tone colour variants, alternatives that HMD Global could be expected to be bring to India as well.

Nokia 8.1 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8.1 runs inventory Android 9 Pie, and as we mentioned, it is a component of their Android One programme that is guaranteed to deliver timely updates. It sports a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) screen with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 support, 500 nits peak brightness, and can be capable of a 96 percent color gamut. The Nokia 8.1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked up to 2.2GHz, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

The Nokia 8.1 carries a double back camera setup with Zeiss optics, together with the primary 12-megapixel camera featuring a 1/2.55-inch sensor, 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, EIS, 2PD (dual photodiode) technician, and a dual-LED flash. The secondary 13-megapixel fixed-focus lens is intended for thickness sensing. At the front, the Nokia 8.1 bears a 20-megapixel fixed focus lens with 0.9-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixel tech for greater low-light photography. The business is touting its Bothie attribute, which allows the front and rear camera used concurrently, in addition to its Pro Camera UI, with a number of manual camera choices. The double back camera setup will help make portrait shots featuring a bokeh effect, the company said.

There is 64GB of inbuilt storage around the Nokia 8.1, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. The Nokia 8.1 bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, and proximity detector. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It sports a two-tone design, and is constructed from 6000-Series aluminium which has diamond cut borders and has been through two anodising processes, the company claims.

The Nokia 8.1 runs on a 3,500mAh battery that is rated to deliver around 22 hours of talk time, 24 days of standby time, and up to 11 hours of video playback. The business is also denying the existence of 18W fast charging. It measures 154.8×75.76×7.97mm, and weighs in at 178 g. It features a single speaker layout, and also comes with a wise amp, 2 mics, and Nokia Ozo surround capture.

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