Nokia 8.1 India Launch Expected as HMD Global Reschedules Event to December 10


Nokia 8.1, which was earlier expected to be unveiled in India on December 6, will now likely make an appearance on December 10. HMD Global has sent out revised invites for an event later this month announcing the change of dates. Since the invite was last sent, HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 7.1 in India, which means the as-yet announced Nokia 8.1 is likely to be the star at the India launch event on December 10.

Earlier this week, HMD Global sent out invites for an event in New Delhi on December 6. Though there was no official word from the company, it was largely expected that the event will see Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 7.1 unveiled for the Indian markets. But on Friday, HMD announced the India launch of the Nokia 7.1 via a press release.

Nokia 8.1, of course, is the as-yet unannounced phone, the successor to last year’s Nokia 8. The phone is expected to be announced — possibly alongside the budget Nokia 2.1 Plus, with a small chance that the hotly anticipated Nokia 9 may also make an appearance.

Nokia 8.1 price in India and specifications

According to earlier reports, the Nokia 8.1 price in India might be set at Rs. 23,999 in India.

The Nokia 8.1 is said to be global variant of the Nokia X7, so their specifications should match. That would mean the Nokia 8.1 is expected to run a stock version of Android Pie out-of-the-box. It will sport a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. The handset will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of inbuilt storage. Storage on the Nokia 8.1 might be expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB).

In terms of optics, the Nokia 8.1 is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup with a primary 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 13-megapixel sensor. On the front, the handset will bear a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus. There will most likely be a 3,500mAh battery under the hood of the Nokia 8.1, with support for 18W fast charging.






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