HMD launches the Nokia 8.1 - Snapdragon 710, 3500 mAh battery, Android Pie
As scheduled, HMD Global finally launched the Nokia 8.1 yesterday at an event in Dubai. Going by the company’s naming scheme, the device is a direct successor to last year’s Nokia 8, but unlike the Nokia 8, it doesn’t feature the current-gen flagship SoC. In actuality, though, it’s a global variant of the Nokia X7, and if we were to follow the precedence established this year, the Nokia 8.1 would be a successor to the Nokia 7 Plus, which makes a lot more sense.
The Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with HDR support. There is a rectangular notch at the top, although reports have claimed it will be the last Nokia-branded phone to feature a notch. Handling all computational tasks is a Snapdragon 710, Qualcomm’s sub-premium SoC of the year. The Nokia 8.1 features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
At the back of the device are two cameras: a 12 MP and a 13 MP sensor. OIS is present. Also situated at the device’s rear is a fingerprint sensor. At the front is a 20 MP sensor for selfies.
Supplying the Nokia 8.1 with power is a 3500 mAh battery, chargeable via a USB Type-C port, with the charging brick supplying 18W of fast-charge. There is only a single speaker, which is a shame. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, though. Being an Android One device, the Nokia 8.1 runs on Android Pie out of the box.
The Nokia 8.1 will retail for 399.99 Euros.