As, expected HMD Global announced the Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia Phoenix today as promised. The Nokia 8.1 smartphone is the global variant of Nokia X7 smartphone. Although, there is no change in specifications and it is same as Nokia X7, but Nokia 8.1 phone run Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. It sports 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Puredisplay with 18.7:9 aspect 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 aka Nokia Phoenix 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 two variants 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage and 6GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 128GB (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 is priced at 399 Euros (US$ 452/Rs. 31,900 approx.) and comes in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel colors. It will be available in UAE from December 15th priced at 1,499 Dirham (US$ 408/Rs. 28,805 approx.) with pre-orders starting tomorrow. But it will be available in rest of middle East from December 20th. The company said that it will launch in India soon.
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