Sunday, June 9, 2019

New Nokia 8.1 now starts from Rs 19,999 gets a price cut in India

Nokia 8.1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC along with Adreno 616 GPU. 

HMD Global, the company behind Nokia-branded smartphones in the market has just dropped the price of its Nokia 8.1. As part of the price reduction, the base-line Nokia 8.1 with 4GB RAM will start at Rs 19,999. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 22,999.

Nokia 8.1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC along with Adreno 616 GPU.

This price cut comes just about six months after HMD Global launched the device in the market. The starting price of the device at launch was Rs 26,999 while the 6GB RAM variant was for Rs 31,999.

In terms of storage and RAM, we get up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

This price reduction for Nokia 8.1 comes right after Nokia Mobile India slashed priced of its other devices. This is the second price reduction for the smartphone as previously the 4GB RAM variant was priced at Rs 21,9999. It is worth noting here is that this new price is applicable for both offline as well as online channels. The new price is already available on Nokia India online store with Amazon India following the new price. The Amazon India listing has priced Nokia 8.1 with 4GB RAM at Rs 19,170 making it the lowest. Interested buyers can further push the price down by up to Rs 10,150 with the help of the exchange offers.
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Nokia 8.1 specifications


Now that you know the new price of Nokia 8.1 after the new price cut, let’s talk about the specifications. It comes with 6.18-inch PureDisplay IPS LED panel with curved glass, a notch and FHD+ resolution. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC along with Adreno 616 GPU. In terms of storage and RAM, we get up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. HMD Global has also added a hybrid microSD/nano-SIM slot to allow users to expand the storage capacity. The smartphone can support up to 400GB capacity microSD cards.

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In terms of storage and RAM, we get up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

NETWORK
Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE

LAUNCH
Announced
2018, December
Status
Available. Released 2018, December

BODY
Dimensions
154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
Weight
180 g (6.35 oz)
Build
Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY
Type
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
6.18 inches, 95.3 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution
1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
Protection
NEG

PLATFORM
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Chipset
Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU
Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU
Adreno 616

MEMORY
Card slot
microSD, up to 400 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal
64 GB, 4 GB RAM - Nokia 8.1
64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM - Nokia X7Y

MAIN CAMERA
Dual
12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP
Features
Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)

SELFIE CAMERA
Single
20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Video

SOUND
Loudspeaker
Yes
3.5mm jack
Yes

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
Yes
Radio
FM radio
USB
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES
Sensors
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Charging
Fast battery charging 2A/9V (18W)

MISC
Colors
Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel
Models
8.1, X7
Price
About 360 EUR