Nokia 8.1 India launch rescheduled to December 10

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02 Dec 2018

Nokia 8.1 expected to launch in India on December 10

The Nokia 8.1 aka the rebranded version of Nokia X7, is expected to launch in India on December 10.

HMD Global has rescheduled the December 6 launch event to December 10 and sent out media invites for the same.

Although the invite doesn't mention the device details, it is expected that Nokia 8.1 would be unveiled at the upcoming event.

Here's more.

Design & Display

Nokia 8.1: At a glance

Nokia 8.1: At a glance

The Nokia 8.1, expected to be the rebranded version of Nokia X7 which launched earlier in China, will sport a notched display with a slim yet prominent bottom bezel.

On the back, the phone will feature a dual-rear camera setup and a fingerprint scanner housed in glass chassis.

Further, Nokia 8.1 will sport a 6.18-inch (1080x2246 pixels) full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

Camera

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

On the back, Nokia 8.1 will sport a ZEISS optics-based dual camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and OIS, paired with a 13MP secondary sensor with fixed focus.

Up front, the phone will get a single 20MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8-micron pixels, fixed focus, and AI-powered image enhancing features.

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Internals

Under the hood

Under the hood

Nokia 8.1 will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with Adreno 616 GPU, 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage (expandable up to 400GB).

Further, the phone will pack a 3,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and runs stock Android Oreo 8.1 as part of the Android One program that promises at least two years of software updates.

Connectivity options and sensors onboard Nokia 8.1

In terms of connectivity options, it will support dual-SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c with VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard Nokia 8.1 will include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, and gyroscope.

Details

Pricing of Nokia X7 in China

In China, the Nokia X7 costs CNY 1,699 (approx. Rs. 18,000) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model, CNY 1,999 (approx. Rs. 21,200) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage option, and CNY 2,499 (approx. Rs. 26,500) for the 6GB RAM/128GB variant.

It comes in Dark Blue, Night Red, Night Black, and Magic Night Silver colors and we should see Nokia 8.1 sporting these finishes.

In India, Nokia 8.1 could be priced around Rs. 23,999

Citing sources in the retail channels, 91Mobiles previously reported that HMD Global could launch Nokia 8.1 in India on November 28. And while that did not happen, the report claimed that the phone is likely to be priced at Rs. 23,999 in India.

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