HMD Global has launched today mid-range Nokia 8.1, Android One smartphone, in India. The Nokia 8.1 is global variant of the Nokia X7 that was launched in China in the month of October. This phone comes in two colour combinations of Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel and will be available for pre-booking from 10th December 2018 on Nokia.com/phones and across select retail outlets and partners like Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C and MyG. Consumers can also opt for ‘Notify me’ on Amazon.in. It will be available on sale from 21st December 2018 across top mobile retail outlets in India, on Nokia.com/phones and on Amazon.in at a recommended best buy price of INR 26,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant.
The Nokia 8.1 has USP of PureDisplay which has HDR10 support, Dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, Snapdragon 710 SoC. This is the first Nokia smartphone to launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box and part of Android One which offers great storage and battery life right out of the box and comes with three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates.
This phone flaunts a 6.18 inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) edge-to-edge Puredisplay. The display has 18.7:9 aspect ratio and protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This phone is powered by Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked up to 2.2GHz with Adreno 616 GPU. It comes with 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be extended up to 400GB with microSD card. This phone is packed with 3500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
On the imaging front, the Nokia 8.1 has two primary cameras which comes with Zeiss optics. The primary 12MP camera comes with 1/2.55” super sensitive sensor with large 1.4 micron pixels for precise light capture, f//1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and superfast autofocus. The secondary camera of 13MP is for depth sensing and comes with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, this phone has 20MP camera with pixel binding feature that combines four pixels into one super pixel for capturing ultimate night-time selfies. This phone also boasts of Pro Camera UI for capturing Bothie by using front and rear cameras.
This phone has fingerprint sensor on the back and ofers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio and USB Type-C port.
On the desing front, this phone has unique two-tone design which is made of 6000-series aluminium frame with a dual anodising process having Diamond cut edges.
Offers on Nokia 8.1:
- Airtel prepaid customers on Nokia 8.1 will get 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs. 199 and Airtel post-paid customers can get additional data of 120GB along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs. 499. This offer is available at all channels.
- Consumers purchasing Nokia 8.1 using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores will receive a 10% cashback. This offer is available at retail outlets.
- Consumers pre-booking on Nokia.com/phones or through retail outlets, or registering for notify-me on Amazon.in, will receive a one-time screen-replacement plan for the first 6 months, offered by Servify.