HMD Global launched its newest smartphone, the Nokia 8.1 back in December last year. The 4GB variant of the device was available starting from December itself. While, the 6GB variant went on sales in the month of February this year.
The Nokia 8.1 is a mid-range device from HMD Global. It is certainly a fair device considering the specifications of the device and public reviews. And, you should definitely consider it if your budget is around Rs 30,000.
Here, we look at the specifications of this smartphone which would help you decide whether you should go for it or not.
At first, talking about the physical overview of the device. It comes with a 6.18-inch Full HD+ PureDisplay with support for HDR10. The screen resolution of the device is 1080 x 2244 pixels along with a Pixel Density of 408 ppi. The device is available in 2 color variants, which are blue/silver and black/iron.
Now, coming to the performance part, the Nokia 8.1 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC. In addition, it is comes with 4GB of RAM + 64GB of storage, at it’s base configuration. The device is running on Android v9.0 Pie along with Android One support. This means that the user will get pure Android experience free of bloatwares and regular software updates from Google.
The camera unit of Nokia 8.1 features a dual-camera setup at the rear. It comes with a 12MP primary sensor (f/1.8), along with a 13MP depth sensor. Besides, the rear camera unit also features a dual LED flash. The front has a 20MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter. Above all, the camera setup on the smartphone has Carl Zeiss lenses and supports Optical and Electronic Image Stabilisation.
Nokia 8.1 packs in a massive 3,500 mAh Li-Polymer battery to keep the device powered up. It comes along with a 18W fast charging support via a USB Type-C port.
Other features include a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm audio jack, a faster Bluetooth 5.0 and voWi-Fi (Voice over Wi-Fi). It supports dual SIM with dual VoLTE at 4G connection. The device comes along with a hybrid sim slot tray. So, you can expand the memory to upto 400GB using a microSD card.
Finally, talking about the pricing of the device. Nokia 8.1 is available in India in two variants. The 4GB + 64GB variant has a price starting at Rs 26,500. However, the higher variant with is the 6GB + 128 GB is now available at a discounted price of Rs 29,999 on the ongoing Amazon Summer Sale. The original price of this variant is Rs 31,999. So, you can now avail a discount of Rs 2,000 instantly. However, this is only a limited period offer.