Yesterday, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1 in the Indian market, priced at Rs. 26,999 (approximately $393). The smartphone is currently available for pre-order and will start shipping from 21st December.
While the company has only launched the base model in the Indian market which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, it seems that the Finnish company is all set to launch the top-end model which packs 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
If you were hoping to get the 6GB RAM model of the Nokia 8.1, then the wait time is also not much. According to the latest report, HMD Global is planning to launch the Nokia 8.1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in India next month. However, there’s no information available for the 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage model.
According to the source, during the Nokia 8.1 India launch event, Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, revealed that the 6GB + 128GB model of the Nokia 8.1 will land in the country next month. However, nothing has been revealed, including the pricing and exact availability details of this model.
Coming to the specifications, the phone features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with 2244 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, and 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It supports HDR10, 500 nits peak brightness and is capable of 96 percent color gamut.
It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.2GHz. There’s also a microSD card slot that enables storage expansion up to 400GB. While 4GB RAM model has already been launched, the 6GB RAM model is expected to come soon.
As for the photography, the smartphone features a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13-megapixel secondary ZEISS optics lens with f/2.2 aperture. On the front side, there’s a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies and video calling.
The camera comes with several AI-based features including scene detection that can automatically detect 18 scenes. It also has AI Beauty and AI Portrait mode, six AI studio lights, AI expressions, and a new dual-view mode.
For added security, along with the face unlock feature, the phone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.
In the software department, being a part of Google‘s Android One program, the Nokia 8.1 is running a stock version of Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. The phone is driving power from a 3,500mAh battery that supports fast charging technology.