Nokia is all set to unveil its latest mobile sensation, the Nokia 8.1 at an event in Dubai today. And apart from the usual updates that would apply to the new 8.1 over its predecessor, the Nokia 8, there are quite a few significant changes to be seen with the new Nokia 8.1.
Prime amongst those and which catches the eye right away is the new notched display. That means the bezel is gone all around save for the chin that is still evident at the bottom. Another noticeable change with the new 8.1 is that it seems to come with a Snapdragon 710 heart. Going by the Nokia 8 launched in 2017 and featuring a Snapdragon 835 processor at its core, many perhaps would have been expecting to see the SD845 in the Nokia 8.1. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case.
In any case, the Nokia 8.1 also seems to be the rebranded version of the Nokia X7 that is already on sale in China. That also provides us with an idea of what the 8.1 is going to be like from the inside and out. For instance, there likely will be a 6.18-inch full HD display up front having an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.
The phone is also expected to be available in two models having 4 GB and 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM coupled to either 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. Then there should also be provision to add another 400 GB by way of micro SD cards. Also, power will likely come from a 3,500 mAh battery complete with 18W fast charging technology.
So far as imaging abilities of the phone is concerned, the Nokia 8.1 will have a dual camera setup at the rear. Of these, there is going to be a primary 12 mp sensor along with a secondary sensor of 13 mp and having fixed focus.
The primary lens again is touted to feature dual-pixel autofocus and OIS along with a f/1.8 aperture. And so far as a selfie cam is concerned, there should be a 20 mp shooter of f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus but will have AI software support.
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HMD Global, the Nokia license holder, however is yet to commit to a firm launch schedule for India so far though unofficial sources claimed it might happen on Dec. 10.