Nokia 8.1 with 6.18-inch FHD+ HDR10 PureDisplay, Android Pie launched in India for Rs. 26999

Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia Phoenix

As, promised HMD Global launched the company’s latest mid range Android One Smartphone the Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia Phoenix today. The Nokia 8.1 smartphone was announced last week as the global variant of Nokia X7 smartphone. The Nokia 8.1 phone packs a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 18.7:9 aspect ratio Puredisplay, DCI-P3 wide color gamut and HDR10 video playback, 86.5% screen to body ratio. It is powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 710 with Adreno 616 GPU upto 6 GB RAM and runs on Android Pie.

It has dual rear camera the primary is 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and secondary 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the front side it has 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It also has AI beauty and AI portrait Mode, 6 AI studio lights, AI expressions and new dual-view mode. It has a 6 series aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, glass back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and packs a 3500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 specifications


The mobile sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ Puredisplay with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, 96% NTSC Color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500:1 Contrast ratio with a resolution of 2246 × 1080 pixels.


It is powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie).


The device comes with 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM and 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, the storage memory can be expanded up to 400GB with microSD card.


It has dual rear camera the primary is 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, and secondary is a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, ZEISS optics

On the front side it has 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity and Sensors

The device supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) and 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording. It has Fingerprint sensor on the back of phone.

Battery and Dimensions

The mobile packs 3500mAh (typical)/3400mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging, it has a size measurement of 154.8×75.76×7.97mm and weight 178g.

Price and availability

The Nokia 8.1 comes is priced at Rs. 26,999 and comes in Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel colors. It will be available for pre-order from online as well as offline from today.  You can choose notify me option on, but sale will start from December 21st only.

Launch offers

  • For Airtel pre-paid users 1TB additional 4G data
  • For Airtel Postpaid users 120GB additional data
  • HDFC Bank Credit / Debit cards 10% cashback
  • Free screen-replacement from Servify within 6 months.

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