Nokia 8.1 Launched with Snapdragon 710 SoC

HMD Global, the makers of Nokia has announced its new flagship Nokia 8.1 at a launch event in Dubai. The device was already launched in China with brand name Nokia X7. The USP of the phone is its PureView display and ZEISS optics for the cameras. The company claims that the phone delivers a two-day battery life.

Nokia 8.1 Launched with Snapdragon 710 SoC

Nokia 8.1 Launched with Snapdragon 710 SoC

Nokia 8.1 Launched: Configuration

On specifications front, the Nokia 8.1 features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Phone’s screen comes with HDR 10 support and has a resolution of 1080×2244 pixels. Moreover, the  Nokia 8.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, which can clock speeds of up to 2.2GHz.

Nokia 8.1 Launched: Storage

For storage, the phone has 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage option. The phone houses a solid 3500 mAh battery lasts for at least two days. This Android One device sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and runs on stock Android 9 Pie mobile operating system.

Nokia 8.1 Launched: Camera

On photography front, Nokia 8.1 features a dual camera setup that features Zeiss optics. The feature supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). The phone flaunts a 12MP primary camera with a 1.4-micron pixels, 1/2.55-inch sensor. The sensor is paired with a depth-sensing 13MP camera.

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The main camera of the phone supports Dual PDAF. It’s capable to capture 4K video at 30fps. For selfies, the Nokia 8.1 comes with a 20MP sensor with 0.9-micron pixels for better and crisp low-light images.

Nokia 8.1 Launched: Pricing

The Nokia 8.1has been priced at EUR 399 that roughly translates to Rs 31,940 approx). The phone will be available in India mid-December in in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, and Iron/Steel dual-tone colour variants.

Nokia 8.1 Smartphone: Full Feature List


Release date December 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 154.80 x 75.76 x 7.97
Weight (g) 178.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3500
Removable battery No
Colours Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, Iron/ Steel


Screen size (inches) 6.18
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2244 pixels
Aspect ratio 18.7:9


Processor 2.2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 400


Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 13-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 20-megapixel (0.9-micron)


Operating system Android 9.0 Pie


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
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Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

Nokia 8.1 Smartphone: Full Feature List

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