Nokia 8.1 launched: Price, specs and all you need to know

Alfred Osborne
December 6, 2018

Nokia 7.1 Plus... sorry, Nokia 8.1 was launched at the Dubai #ExpectMore event, and first hands-on videos and photos taken with the 8.1's 12MP camera were released.Not all the tech journalist that were at the event uploaded their videos so we'll update the post with new ones when they are available. The Nokia 8.1 is the direct successor to the Nokia 7 Plus which saw a lot of attraction in the sub-continent.

Nokia 8 (2018) runs Google's latest Android 9.0 Pie in its stock avatar and is backed by a 3,500mAh battery.

Nokia 8.1 will go on sale starting mid-December in the European and Middle Eastern markets.

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HMD has gotten some help from Zeiss on the cameras on the Nokia 8.1. It can also be purchased from the official Nokia e-Store. It features a single speaker design, and also comes with a smart amp, 2 mics, and Nokia Ozo surround capture.

Since the phone is only just venturing out to the West, allow us a quick introduction.

Coming to pricing while Nokia 8.1 will retail for Euro 399 in European markets and its pricing for UAE market has been revealed to be AED 1499. The phone also sports At the front, the phone features a 0.9µm 20MP sensor. The Dual-Camera comes with major improvement over the Nokia 7 Plus camera. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor under the hood along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. The secondary sensor will offer depth sensing. This smartphone supports microSD cards up to 400GB large - and it's got a headphone jack too. 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. On that note, the phone is powered by a 3500mAh battery, and supports fast charging. It will retail for €399 (~RM1885), and will come in three colour combinations; blue and silver, steel and cooper, and Iron and Steel. Connectivity options are said to include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, FM, 3G and 4G.

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