Nokia 8.1 promo video emerges ahead of today’s launch event

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Nokia 8 runs Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie in its stock avatar and is backed by a 3,500mAh battery

Since this is tipped to be the global variant of the Nokia X7, it is expected that the Nokia 8.1 will be powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset. The Nokia 8.1 is the direct successor to the Nokia 7 Plus which saw a lot of attraction in the sub-continent.

Nokia 8.1 design: The Nokia 8.1 flaunts an all-glass design with a metal frame. There are also reports of a 13-megapixel secondary camera sensor at the back with fixed focus.

Since the phone is only just venturing out to the West, allow us a quick introduction. The device is expected to pack a Snapdragon 710 processor instead of a Snapdragon 835 chipset that was found on the flagship level Nokia 8. The storage can be expanded p to 400GB via microSD card and the body will be made of up 6000 Series aluminium.

There's no mentioned of its internal specs but thanks to a number of leaks, we are able to expect some of the key specs from the Nokia 8.1.

As far as the optics is concerned, Nokia 8.1 will offer a Zeiss-branded dual cameras on the back with a 12MP + 13MP configuration, and a 20MP front-facing camera. The rear camera has a f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.55-inch sensor, 1.4um pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation and Electronic Image Stabilisation. The camera app also comes with AI scene recognition modes baked into it.

As for the battery life, a 3,500mAh battery is expected under the hood, supporting 18W fast charging. Connectivity options include Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Most of the phones from HMD Global, fall under the mid-range segment and that's where it is most comfortable.

Nokia 8.1 has LCD Full HD + screen which is 6.18 inch wide in diameter.

Nokia 8.1 is seen as a replacement for Nokia 7 Plus with an updated hardware and a new stylish design. The Nokia 7.1 has been launched at Rs 19,999 and may be one of the three phones that hMD announces at its Dubai event later today. Rs 31,900). In Dubai, the phone retails for 1499 Dirham which rounds up for Rs 28,800.

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