Nokia 8.1 launch highlights: Price, specifications, features and more

Catch the updates live from the Nokia event.


Nokia 8.1, the global variant of the Nokia X7 launched in China in October is gearing up for launch at an event in Dubai today. The event is all set to debut at 7 PM local time (8:30 PM IST). The company is speculated to launch three Nokia smartphones at the event - Nokia 8.1, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 3.1 Plus. While the Nokia 8.1 pegged for an India launch on December 10, the other two models are already available in the country.

Nokia 8.1 launch highlights: Price, specifications, features and more


Price and availability

The Nokia 8.1 comes in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper and Iron/Steel colors. It is priced at 399 euros (approx. Rs. 32,000) and will be shipped starting from mid-December.

Live blog

Here, we have come up with the live updates to let you catch all the action live as they unfold at the launch event in Dubai.

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December 5, 2018 | 21:29:10
Nokia 8.1 runs Android 9.0 Pie and belongs to the Android One program.
December 5, 2018 | 21:28:46
Nokia 8.1 uses the Snapdragon 710 SoC based on the 10nm process. It features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ ‘PureDisplay' screen with HDR10 and a contrast ratio of 1500:1.
December 5, 2018 | 21:17:22
The 'new Nokia 8' will be the successor to the Nokia 7 Plus. It has the best imagining aspects with Zeiss optics and OIS. The new Nokia 8 comes with a 12MP primary sensor and a 13MP depth sensor at its rear. The rear camera also has AI-based scene detection. It can capture 4K videos at 30 fps and EIS.Up front, it has a 20MP sensor along with usual AI-based enhancements.
December 5, 2018 | 21:07:58
Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer is on stage to talk about the latest smartphone from the company.
December 5, 2018 | 21:06:51
Nokia announced the new ‘Nokia Fan Community'. HMD Global's CEO Florian Seiche says that Nokia fans will be the first to experience new devices and experiences from the company.
December 5, 2018 | 21:01:20
The event has debuted and it is claimed there will be a lot of exciting launches.

Nokia 8.1 specifications

Nokia 8.1 arrives with similar specifications as the Chinese variant. It has a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with 2246 x 1080 pixel resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The hardware aspects comprise a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC and support for expandable storage space as well. It has a dual camera module at its rear with 12MP + 13MP sensors with telephoto lens and portrait mode. The selfie camera on this device is a 20MP sensor. While it has all the standard connectivity aspects, it gets the power from a 3500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. This battery delivers up to 2 days of battery life.

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