HMD Global had previously confirmed that it will be holding a launch event on Dec. 6. In India. At that time, it was speculated that the company will be launching the Nokia 8.1 smartphone on the said date. Today, the Finnish firm has rescheduled the launch event to Dec. 10 at 5:30 PM. The new invite does not confirm on the name of the device that will be announced on Dec. 10, but the rumor mill is speculating to announce the Nokia 8.1 smartphone.
Today, the Finnish firm announced the Nokia 7.1 smartphone in India with a starting price of Rs. 19,999. The same phone was announced at the beginning of October in London. Rumors have it that the Nokia 8.1 that is speculated to go official in India on Dec. 10 could be the Nokia X7 phone that was recently announced in China. A recent report had revealed that the Nokia 8.1 may hit the Indian markets with a price tag of Rs. 23,999 (~$345).
The Nokia 8.1 is equipped with a 6.18-inch IPS LCD notched screen that produces Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. It is the first Snapdragon 710 chipset powered handset from the company.
The 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel ZEISS dual optics is present on the backside of the phone. It is fitted with a front-facing camera of 20-megapixel. The Android One version of Android 8.1 Oreo OS is available preinstalled on the device. The 18W fast charging enabled 3,500mAh battery is packed inside the smartphone
The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variants of the Nokia X7 are respectively priced at 1,699 Yuan (~$245), 1,999 Yuan (~$288) and 2,499 Yuan (~$360) in China. It is can be purchased in colors like Dark Blue, Night Red, Magic Night Silver and Night Black. There is no information on whether all the variants of the Nokia X7 will be heading to India.