Initially announced as the Nokia X7 in China, the Nokia 8.1 is now ready to hit the global market. HMD Global’s latest smartphone entry comes, as expected, with a notched screen and ZEISS lenses.
The Nokia 8.1 sports a notched 6.18-inch IPS PureDisplay with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 that promises to deliver 500nits of brightness as well as support HDR10 content. The screen also flaunts 96% NTSC color gamut and DCI-P3 support.
Peeking through the notched display is a single 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera while the rear houses a 12MP f/1.8 Dual Pixel PDAF + 13MP secondary shooter courtesy of ZEISS. The rear cameras are backed by dual LED flash.
Inside the Nokia 8.1 (2018) is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Providing the juice to the smartphone is a 3,500mAh battery with fast charging, which HMD Global says can reach 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710|
|Screen||6.18-inch IPS PureDisplay, 2280 x 1080, 500nits, 96% NTSC, HDR10|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Rear Camera||ZEISS: 12MP f/1.8 Dual Pixel PDAF EIS + 13MP, Dual LED Flash|
|Front Camera||20MP f/2.0|
|Network||Dual-SIM, 4G, LTE|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|Others||USB Type-C, Fingerprint Scanner|
|Battery||3,500mAh, Fast Charging|
|Colors||Blue Silver, Steel Copper, Iron Steel|
Priced at EUR 399 (USD 450, PhP 24,000) The Nokia 8 (2018) will be available in Europe, Middle, East, and Africa this month. Regions like India will get the smartphone shortly thereafter.