Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7) teaser released; Launch seems imminent in India

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Recent rumors have claimed that the Nokia X7 notched display smartphone that was recently announced in China would be arriving in India as the Nokia 8.1 smartphone. HMD Global has recently released a new teaser which hints that India may soon receive a new smartphone. It is speculated that it could be the Nokia 8.1 phone.

The teaser that lasts only for nine seconds doesn’t reveal the handset, but only showcases red roses. The silhouette of a notched smartphone appears halfway through the short clip to focus more on the inner red roses. It appears that the teaser could be hinting on the HDR function of the mysterious phone.

The Nokia X7 is the first smartphone from the Finnish brand with HDR display. The above tweet could be also hinting the Night Red variant of the smartphone.

There is a possibility that the phone may get unveiled first in India as Nokia 8.1 (or Nokia 7.1 Plus) and it may also appear at the Dubai event on Dec. 5. According to 91 Mobiles, the Nokia 8.1 smartphone will go official on Nov. 28 with a price tag of Rs. 23,999 (~$340) for its variant that features 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

The Nokia X7 is also the first Nokia phone to be powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset. It features a big display of 6.18 inches that supports Full HD+ resolution and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It comes preinstalled with Android 9 Pie OS.

The notch of the Nokia X7 houses a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The ZEISS branded 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel dual camera setup resides on the backside of the phone. The 3,050mAh battery of the Nokia X7 supports 18W fast charging. Other features of the smartphone include rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and microSD card slot.

In China, the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage base variant of the Nokia X7 is priced at 1,699 Yuan (~$245) whereas the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage costs 1,999 Yuan (~$283). The highest model of the Nokia X7 has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and it costs 2,499 Yuan (~$360).