Nokia 8.1 goes on sale today: Details here


20 Dec 2018

Nokia 8.1 goes on sale today: Price, specifications and offers

HMD Global's latest Android One-powered Nokia 8.1 smartphone will go on sale in India today.

The key highlights of the phone are its full-HD+ HDR display, 4GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, dual rear-camera with ZEISS optics and stock Android UI.

The Nokia 8.1, previously slated to go on sale on December 21, will be available via Amazon starting 1pm today.

Here's our roundup.


Pricing and availability

Pricing and availability

In India, the Nokia 8.1 is priced at Rs. 26,999 for the solo 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant and will be offered in Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel color options.

In terms of availability, Amazon listing page says the phone will on sale at 1pm whereas Nokia India e-store is still taking "pre-orders".


Nokia 8.1: Launch offers

Airtel's prepaid users will get upto 1TB of 4G data (plans starting Rs. 199) whereas postpaid customers will get upto 120GB of additional data, a 3-month Netflix subscription, and 1-year Amazon Prime subscription (plans starting Rs. 499).

Further, Amazon is offering a 6-month screen replacement offer whereas those buying the phone offline will get 10% cashback from HDFC Bank on credit/debit card EMI transactions.

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Design & Display

Nokia 8.1: At a glance

Nokia 8.1: At a glance

To recall, made out of 6000-Series aluminum, the phone sports a notched display with a slim yet prominent bottom bezel to offer an 81.5% screen-to-body ratio.

On the back, the glass casing houses a dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner.

Further, Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch (1080x2246 pixels) full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 support, and 500 nits peak brightness.


For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

On the back, Nokia 8.1 sports 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 gets a single 20MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 4-in-1 pixel binning technology for better low-light photography, fixed focus, and AI-powered image enhancing features.


Under the hood

Under the hood

The Nokia 8.1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable upto 400GB).

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

Connectivity options and sensors onboard Nokia 8.1

In terms of connectivity options, the phone supports dual-SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi802.11a/c, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard Nokia 8.1 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, proximity sensor, and gyroscope.

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What are the features of Nokia 8.1?

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What are the features of Nokia 8.1?

Asked 2018-12-20 12:48:45 by Aradhya Jain

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The Nokia 8.1 features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with HDR support, 12MP+13MP dual-rear camera, and a 20MP selfie camera. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable upto 400GB), 3,500mAh battery and stock Android UI.

What is Android One?

Asked 2018-12-20 12:48:45 by Surabhi Kapoor

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Android One is a Google initiative which offers unmodified Android OS to mid-range smartphones. Further, Android One smartphones are assured to receive at two years of software updates and three years of security updates.

When will Nokia 8.1 be available offline?

Asked 2018-12-20 12:48:45 by Vishal Kadam

Answered by NewsBytes

The Nokia 8.1 was set to go on sale starting December 21 via all online and offline sale channels. However, it appears that Amazon may have preponed its sale to today.

When will the 6GB RAM variant of Nokia 8.1 launch in India?

Asked 2018-12-20 12:48:45 by Arjun Shah

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, Nokia 8.1 comes only in 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, However, HMD Global has confirmed that it will launch the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of Nokia 8.1 in India next month i.e. January.

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