Nokia 8.1 is expected to make its appearance at the December 5 HMD Global event. However, prior to this formal announcement, the new Smartphone may just have been teased in a red color variant. The teaser released by the Finnish company make the speculation that the new model to be the global variant of the Nokia X7, which was launched by the company in China. You can expect Nokia 8.1 launch in India with a massive 6.15-inch full HD+ display along with screen resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels.
Nokia Mobile India Twitter account posted the teaser video informing the audience about the launch of Nokia 8.1. However, in the video, the company has not revealed the handset nor its launch date in India.
The nine-second-long teaser video highlights the image of red roses and says, "The picture's about to get rosy with an epic viewing experience. Get ready to #ExpectMore [sic]."
According to MySmartPrice, the teaser posted on the official twitter account of Nokia Mobile India Twitter account may indicate the Lush Red color variant of the Nokia 8.1.
The launch in India could have slightly altered Night Red option. At the December 5 event, HMD Global is expected to officially launch the Nokia 8.1 along with Nokia 9 and Nokia 2.1 Plus.
Expected Price of Nokia 8.1
As per some reports, Nokia 8.1 will come with various storage capacities, which will influence its price tag like any other smartphone. With a 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage option, the expected price of Nok1a 8.1 will be Rs. 23,999 in India.
Just to give a price comparison, let me tell you that the Nokia X7 base variant model with 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage that was launched in China was priced at CNY 16,99 (around INR 17,300). However, the higher variant comes with a steep price tag of CNY 1,999 (roughly INR 20,300) for its 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. The top end model of this series costs CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,400) that carries 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage.
Expected Specifications of Nokia 8.1]
According to industry analysts, the specifications of Nokia 8.1 will be similar to the X7 model if it arrives in India as the global variant of X7. Nokia 8.1 is speculated to carry the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, powered with 4GB/ 6GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of internal storage supported by a microSD card (up to 400GB) on expandable mode.
As mentioned above a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass will make this a big phone ideal for all types of activities such as gaming, watching movies and emailing. Initially, the Smartphone is expected to run on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system which can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie.
Talking about the camera, Nokia 8.1 is believed to come with dual cameras consisting of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor. If you are a selfie lover, you will be excited to know that the industry experts believe the new Nokia Smartphone to carry a 20-megapixel selfie camera with a f/2.0 aperture. It cannot be concluded without talking about the battery life, which is expected to be a 3,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
These are just some conclusion drawn by industry experts and the reality can be bit different. However, let’s wait for the Dec 5 launch, which will clear all facts about Nokia 8.1.
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