Last year, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1, a device that was very well received by the users. In fact, in our review, Ershad described the Nokia 8.1 as “perfect choice for folks who want a polished Nokia product”. Now, overwhelmed by the success that the device has had in India, the company has decided to launch a new variant of the device. HMD Global has announced that it has now launched the Nokia 8.1 in a 6+128GB variant exclusively in India.
Nokia 8.1 6GB+128GB launched in India
The new variant of the Nokia 8.1 has been announced for the Indian market at Rs 29,999. It will be available starting February 6, 2019, on Amazon India, Nokia.com/phones and top mobile retail stores across the country. Interested customers can pre-book the device on Nokia.com and get notified on Amazon India starting Friday, February 1. The Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM variant will also be offered in two colors. Namely, Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel. Additionally, HMD is also providing some exciting offers to consumers on purchasing the device. You can get 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs 199 for Airtel prepaid customers and 120GB additional data along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs. 499 for Airtel postpaid customers.
Nokia 8.1 specifications
The Nokia 8.1 packs in a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It offers HDR10 support, 500 nits peak brightness, and is capable of a 96 percent color gamut. Under the hood, you get the latest Snapdragon 710 processor along with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. As for storage, there is up to 128GB of internal storage which is also expandable via microSD card.
In the camera department, the device bears a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics. There’s a 12MP primary sensor alongside a 13MP depth sensor. Up front, there is a 20MP shooter for selfies. The camera also packs Nokia’s Bothie feature, which allows both the front and rear camera to used simultaneously. The Nokia 8.1 features a two-tone design and is built out of 6000-Series aluminum that has diamond cut edges. The company claims that it has been through two anodizing processes. There’s a 3,500mAh battery juicing up the setup, Lastly, the device runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and is part of the Android One programme.