Finnish mobile company, HMD has announced the Nokia 8.1 which succeeds the Nokia 7 Plus. However, this phone is not a new device but a global variant of the Nokia X7. The company changed the name because the product is targeted at markets in America, Europe, and Australia.
The Nokia 8.1 will be part of the Android One program which ensures frequent security updates from Google. Other highlights of this phone include its 6.18-inch Pure Display with HDR10 support and its dual rear camera setup with Zeiss lenses.
Let’s look at the key features of the Nokia 8.1.
Nokia 8.1 Key Specs
Below are the main specifications of this flagship device:
- 18-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie with 4GB of RAM
- Snapdragon 710 SoC along with a 2.2GHz Octa Processor
- 64GB of internal storage
- 12MP + 13MP rear camera and 20MP Selfie camera
- 3,500mAh irremovable Battery
Nokia 8.1: Design and Display
The Nokia 8.1 has an aluminium alloy and glass build which gives it a trendy look. It also sports a bar shaped like most flagship devices in the market.
A metal frame which surrounds the phone making the product durable for everyday use. The phone weighs 180g with the battery included.
At the rear panel lies a vertically placed dual camera set-up with a fingerprint sensor beneath the cameras. An LED flash is set on the left of the camera.
Concerning display, the Nokia 8.1 features a 6.18-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen made from Corning® Gorilla® Glass. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. The notched display also has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 (full view) and a screen to body ratio of 81.55%.
The device will come in dualized colour combinations which include Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, and Iron/Steel.
Nokia 8.1: Camera Review
This device has a triple camera setup, i.e. one at the front and two behind. The two cameras at the back consist of a 12MP main sensor with a 13MP secondary camera.
Furthermore, the main camera has a f/1.8 aperture, dual pixel PDAF and also Zeiss optics which can record 4k and 1080p videos at 30fps. At the front of the smartphone, you will find a 20MP selfie snapper with a f/2.0 aperture.
Nokia 8.1: Hardware and Software
The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset which has the support of the 10nm FinFET process technology with four cores running at speeds of 2.2GHz. The chipset lies along with an Adreno 616 GPU which helps you enjoy high-resolution gaming.
The Nokia 8.1 has 4GB of RAM and internal storage of 64GB. You can expand the internal storage via the second SIM slot (Hybrid SIM) with a MicroSD card of 400GB.
This phone runs on the recently released Android 9 Pie which will receive regular updates for the next two years.
Battery & Network Connectivity
A modest 3,500mAh battery powers this flagship phone. The battery is not removable and supports fast charging of as much as 18W. It is will also offer as much as 22 hours of talk time, 24 days of standby time and even 11 hours of video playback.
The device is a hybrid dual SIM phone, i.e. one of its slots acts as a space for MicroSD cards. Besides, both slots support Nano SIMs and work with 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G. The phone also supports most Wi-Fi standards, Bluetooth v5.0, and USB on the Go.
Nokia 8.1 Complete Specifications
Check below for the full specifications of the Nokia 8.1.
Dimension: 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm
Material: Aluminium alloy, glass
Weight: 180 grams
SIM Dual SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by) Hybrid
Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels, 408ppi
Screen Ratio: 18.7:9
Software and performance
Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
Chipset: Snapdragon 710 along with a 2.2GHz Octa Processor
RAM: 4GB RAM
Internal Storage: 64GB
Card Slot: Available, up to 400GB (Uses SIM 2 slot)
Primary: 12MP + 13MP with Dual-LED flash
Network and Connectivity
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
Bluetooth: Available, v5.0
USB: Available, Type-C
Audio Jack: Available, 3.5mm
Sensor: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear), NFC
Capacity: 3,500mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging: Available, 2A/9V 18W
OTG Support: Available
Price and Availability
The device is not yet available at the time of press. However, it will be in major online and offline stores from the middle of this month at a price of $400.