Nokia 8.1 Unveiled Specification, Features, Price In India, Availability :- The newly launched Nokia 8.1 is now available in Indian market after a weak it was launched in Dubai. The HMD Global rocketed this solid mid-range phone.
The new Nokia 8.1 models are available in blue, silver and steel colors isn’t an upgraded variant of the Nokia 8 or Nokia 8 Sirocco in terms of specifications or segment as those flagship smartphones. The nomenclature can confuse you, but instead it is the successor to the Nokia 7 plus – a segment that the company likes to call as ‘affordable premium’. This model inherits the strong battery backup (3500mAh) of nearly one long working day, HMD’s portfolio and many other design traits from Nokia 7 plus which makes it great.
- DESIGN Nokia 8.1
The Nokia 8.1 6.18-inch full HD+ edge-to edge display and resolution of 2280*1080 IPS LCD has an elegant dual-tone design with 6000-series aluminum frame that is packed in a sculpted glass body with demand cut edges and a sand-blasted smooth finish. It is a refinement of the design aesthetic that we have already seen in Nokia 7 plus.
The Nokia 8.1 has a definite flair to it without any outlandish design choices, and the glass and metal are sandwiched seductively which is a key change in model but also making it less grippy.
The Nokia 8.1 embeds a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4 micron pixel size which is combined with a 13MP depth sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The Zeiss optics are combined with some AI smarts like automatic scene detection and professional portrait shots, and Nokia’s Pro Camera goodness as well as Dual-Sight mode that allows you to simultaneously shoot and stream from both the cameras.
The phone, surprisingly allows you to capture 4K video at 30fps. Apart from hardware stabilization, there’s also EIS that would help in those videos.
On the front, there’s a 20MP adaptive selfie camera with pixel binning technology that helps you take better shots in dimmer conditions.
The Nokia 8.1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Qualcomm’s maiden SoC in its new 700 mobile platform series.
There’s 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expandable by up to 400GB using microSD card, underwhelming for multimedia hoarders.
The Nokia 8.1 packs a 3500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
It has a beautiful and bright display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 420ppic.It’s an HDR10 -compliant display with contrast ratio of 1500:1 which provides it great legibility outdoors in sun but it isn’t polarized. With the notch and minimum bezels, the 8.1 manages to pack in a larger display than even the Nokia 7 plus.
The new Adaptive Brightness feature in Android 9 Pie automatically adjusts your settings learning from your screen brightness preferences.
The fingerprint sensor at back is reliable and fast. Power and volume buttons are on right side offering great tactile feedback. There’s also a MicroSD slot that can take in cards up to 400GB and usual slate of connectivity options: Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and aptX .Although it has single speaker.
Like the other phones of the series HMD Global portfolio, the Nokia 8.1 ships with magnificent Android 9 Oreo out of the box, and offers a wonderful, stock Android experience. HMD Global deserves big props for offering one of the most up-to-date Android experience on Nokia phones.