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
RAM 4GB/6GB
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
Storage 64GB/128GB
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.

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