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Nokia 8.1 announced with big screen and dual cameras

06 December, 2018, 10:23 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • The Nokia 8.1 features a 12MP main camera with ZEISS Optics with a 1/2.55-inch super sensitive sensor with large 1.4 micron pixels for better light capture

HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia phones has launched Nokia 8.1 in its value flagship smartphone line-up with "PureDisplay" screen technology at an event here. HMD chief Juho Sarvikas said that the Nokia 8.1 is the direct successor to the Nokia 7 Plus and the company's newest premium affordable smartphone. "Our vision was to deliver performance, AI imaging and a contemporary design in an accessible device, so that more people can play mobile games, binge-watch their favourite series and capture great content. Nokia 5.1 Plus is for our tech-savvy fans who love finding the best price-performance combination". Luckily Chetan Cale, a gifted photographer and member of Nokia Community, was there to take some shots with it. It will be available to buy in UAE starting December 15 and in other MEA markets starting December 20.

HMD has gotten some help from Zeiss on the cameras on the Nokia 8.1. The Nokia 8.1 gets a wide notch on the top of the display and a chin. The phone features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display which also supports HDR titles.

Since the phone is only just venturing out to the West, allow us a quick introduction. The Nokia 8.1 has an Average Retail Price of 399 euros (approx Rs 31,900).


Being a Nokia device the 8.1 ships with Android One launching on Android 9.0 Pie. Internally, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor which is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. There's also an 8-megapixel lens up front for selfies and video calls. There are also reports of a 13-megapixel secondary camera sensor at the back with fixed focus. The main sensor is a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor paired with aa 13MP depth sensor.

Nokia 8.1 launch event highlights: -The Nokia 8.1 smartphone is backed by a 3,500mAh battery. The device comes in Blue Silver, Steel Copper and Iron Steel colour options. In the connectivity zone, Nokia 8.1 can be expected to offer 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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