HMD Global has announced their latest premium upper mid-range smartphone Nokia 8.1 in an event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the same device that was previously launched in China as Nokia X7.

Nokia 8.1 comes with the 10 nm architecture based Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 octa-core SoC along with the, Adreno 616 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The device is powered by Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and run on the Android One.

Nokia 8.1 : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Prices and Availability

Nokia 8.1 features a 6.18 inch full HD+ screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio with 408 PPI density. The screen is supports HDR10 and is also capable of converting the SDR videos into HDR.

On the imaging side, Nokia 8.1 comes with a dual-rear camera setup featuring a 12 MP Zeiss optics lens with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, dual pixel PDAF, Optical Image Stabilization, AI scene and object detection along with a 13 MP depth-sensor for the bokeh effect. The rear camera is capable of recording 2160p@30fps videos.

On the front side, there is a single 20 MP camera provided with f/2.0 aperture and 0.9µm pixel size. Nokia 8.1 sports a metal unibody design with glass back panel. The device is powered by 3500 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Nokia 8.1 : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Prices and Availability

The complete list of all hardware specs and features of Nokia 8.1 smartphone are given below.

Nokia 8.1 : Full Hardware Specs and Features

- 4G LTE with Cat6 LTE Capability

- Dual SIM Slots

- 6.18-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen with 1080 x 2280 Pixels Resolution, 19:9 Aspect Ratio and 408 PPI Density

- HDR10

- Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 Octa-core (Dual-core 2.2 GHz 360 Gold and Hexa-core 1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) Processor

- Adreno 616 GPU

- 64 GB Internal Memory

- 4 GB of RAM

- 12+13MP Dual-Rear Camera with Zeiss Optics, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED Dual Tone Flash, HDR

- 2160P@30fps 4K, 1080p@30fps Video Recording

- 20 MP Front-facing Camera with f/2.0 Aperture

- Android 9.0 Pie OS with Android One

- 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

- 9V/2A 18W Fast Battery Charging

- Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Hotspot

- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX


- USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector

- Face ID, Magnetic Compass, Fingerprint Scanner, Gyro, Accelerometer and Proximity Sensors

- 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm Dimensions

- 180 Grams Weight

Nokia 8.1 will be available in Silver Steel, Copper Steel, Iron Steel colors options. The price of Nokia 8.1 is 1,459 SAR and it will be available in Saudi Arabia from December 20th.