Nokia on Wednesday launched its new Nokia 8.1 smartphone in Dubai. However, Nokia will also be launching the device in other regions soon, including, India, UK, and Europe. The India launch date for the Nokia 8.1 has been set for December 10 according to the Invite received by Media. However, the device will be launch in the UK and Europe on January 14 being the first Nokia phone in Europe’s for 2019.
In Europe, the Nokia 8.1 is expected to be priced at €399 and £379.99 in the UK. The new Nokia 8.1 is a successor to the Nokia 7 Plus which was launched in India earlier this year priced at around Rs. 25,000. For the Nokia 8.1 Indian pricing, we expect the new Nokia 8.1 to be priced a title bit higher, maybe its price could go around at Rs. 30,000 in India.
If Nokia manages to achieve that price for the Indian market then I think that price would be quite reasonable for a Android One device that also comes runing on the latest Android 9 Pie.
Nokia 8.1 Specifications
The new Nokia 8.1 comes with a Notched 6.18-inch FHD+ display with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 81% screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 support.
It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 400GB.
The new Nokia 8.1 includes dual Zeiss camera on the back, including a 13-megapixel primary IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4 micron pixels, and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. The cameras also supports both OIS + EIS and 2PD. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture
The Nokia 8.1 comes with a bigger 3,500mAh battery that also supports fast charging via USB Type-C and also includes an 18W charger in the box. The Nokia 8.1 is Android One device and it runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
Nokia 8.1 Price and Availability in India
As I told above, the new Nokia 8.1 will be launched in India on December 10 and for its price, we don’t have an official pricing as yet. However, based on other regions pricing we expect the new Nokia 8.1 price to be around Rs. 30,000.