Nokia 8.1 India launch is set for November 28, claims a report in 91mobiles. The site quotes sources in retail channel, which claim that Nokia 8.1 India price will likely be Rs 23,999. The company is yet to officially send out invites for the launch event. Nokia 8.1 is speculated to be the global variant of Nokia X7, which was launched in China. The smartphone was also spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench. The listing also reveals specifications of the phone.
Nokia X7 was initially rumoured to be rebranded as Nokia 7.1 Plus for the global markets, but Nokia 8.1 name change was suggested by HMD Chief Product officer Juho Sarvikas, Nokia anew claimed in a tweet. Nokia 8.1 will apparently also support Google ARCore, which is Google’s augmented reality (AR) platform for mid-range smartphones.
As for specifications, the premium mid-range Nokia 8.1 will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon processor coupled with 4GB RAM. The phone will run Android 9 Pie out of the box. It is expected to feature a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with PureDisplay technology and screen aspect ratio of 18.7:9, same as Nokia X7. The rear cameras are expected to be 13MP+12MP, while front camera will be 24MP.
If one goes by the leaked price, Nokia 8.1 could directly compete with Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) that sports a triple rear cameras at the back. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) price in India is Rs 23,990. The phone has a 6-inch SAMOLED Infinity display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The battery is 3300mAh one.