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

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

The smartphone could be expected to go on sale in India in this month , together with the release in another above regions set for’mid-December’. The Nokia 8.1 was introduced in Blue/ Silver, 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 stock Android 9 Pie, and as we said, it is a component of the Android One programme that’s 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 is effective at a 96 percent colour 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 dual 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 (double photodiode) tech, and a dual-LED flash. The secondary 13-megapixel fixed-focus lens is intended for thickness sensing. In the front, the Nokia 8.1 bears a 20-megapixel fixed focus lens using 0.9-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixel technology for better low-light photography. The company is touting its Bothie feature, allowing both the front and back camera to used simultaneously, as well as its Pro Camera UI, with a number of manual camera choices. The double back camera setup will help make portrait shots with a bokeh effect, the business said.

There’s 64GB of inbuilt storage on 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 3.5millimeter headset jack, and USB Type-C port. The Nokia 8.1 bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It features a two-tone design, and is constructed out of 6000-Series aluminium which has diamond cut borders and has been through two anodising processes, the company asserts.

The Nokia 8.1 runs on a 3,500mAh battery that’s rated to deliver around 22 hours of talk time, 24 days of standby time, as well as 11 hours of playback. The company is also touting the presence of 18W fast charging. It steps 154.8×75.76×7.97mm, and weighs in at 178 g. It sports a single speaker layout, and also includes a wise amp, two mics, and Nokia Ozo encircle capture.

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