HMD Global launched Nokia 8.1 in Dubai. It is not exactly a big innovation compared to Nokia 8 or Nokia 8 Sirocco and it also does not have as main objective to compete with the flagships. In practice, this device fits into what this company considers an affordable premium segment. It’s a mid-range high and succeeds Nokia 7 Plus.
Nokia 8.1 Features
Nokia 8.1 has a design similar to other devices from this manufacturer, such as Nokia 5.1 Plus. However, it looks more elegant. The main culprits are the good combination of glass and aluminum. Meanwhile, it keeps the chrome aspects of the Nokia 7.1 Plus. Also note the fingerprint sensor on the back.
Here we come to one of the fundamental aspects for many users. Nokia 8.1 has a FullHD + display of 6.18 inches with HDR10. The ratio 18: 7 is also highlighted. If you prefer to look at the resolution I can say that it is 2246 x 1080 pixels.
Processor, memory, and storage
This bet from Nokia comes with a Snapdragon 710 chipset from Qualcomm. This processor is manufactured with a process of 10nm.
Firstly, it includes two Kryo 360 Cortex A75 cores that reach 2.2 GHz and six Kryo 360 Cortex A55 cores, which operate at 1.7 GHz. The Octa-core processor adds an Adreno 616 graphics card that promises to render 35% better.
Compared to the Snapdragon 660, the SD710 offers 25% higher performance. In addition, it’s designed to consume less energy while enjoying videos and games. Application launch times were improved by 15% compared to the previous model.
However, this chipset joins 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of expandable storage. At the level of specifications, it is also important to point out the 3500mAh battery that according to the manufacturer gives for about two days.
Nokia 8.1 comes with Qualcomm’s aptX audio support. This ensures a wireless sound quality.
At the camera level, the Nokia 8.1 has a primary 12MP f / 1.8 aperture sensor combined with a 13MP depth sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Also stands out the presence of the artificial intelligence to give an aid. This allows, for example, automatic scene detection. It is also worth noting that you can capture 4K video at 30fps. In addition to the hardware stabilization, there is also the electronic image stabilization that gives a good help so that these videos are captured without shivering.
On the front is a camera for adaptive selfies of 20 MP.
This device is an Android One. This means they will quickly receive the Android updates. In addition, they have access to two years of major updates at the operating system level.
Color and Price
The Nokia 8.1 is available in three different colors, Blue, Copper and a metalized version. The price is 399 Euros.