Handcrafted by HMD, the Nokia 8.1 was announced yesterday at an event in Dubai, UAE. The smartphone is the last device of 2018 that HMD had for its customers and now it is all set to make its debut in the Indian market; an event has been organized in Delhi, India on December 10. For the time being the UAE will take advantage of the early launch as the pre-order is now open in the country and it is available for AED 1,499.

Inside the Nokia 8.1, you get 2.2 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 710, 4GB/6GB LPDDR4 of primary memory, 64/128 GB3 eMMC 5.1 for storage, 6.18” IPS LCD with support for HDR Video playback,  12MP at the backside and 20MP at the front. You can read the full specs below.

Complete Specs:


  • Colors Dark blue, Night red, Magic night silver, Night black
  • Size 154.8×75.76×7.97 (mm)
  • Weight 180 (g)

Network and connectivity:

  • Network speed LTE Cat 6, 2CA, L+L
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth® 5.0


  • Operating system Android 9 Pie
  • CPU 2.2 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 710


  • Internal memory 64 GB3 eMMC 5.1
  • MicroSD card slot Support for up to 400 GB


  • Connector 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Speakers Single speaker with smart amp
  • Three microphones with Nokia OZO Audio


  • Size and type 6.18 (inch) Full HD+, HDR Video playback support
  • Resolution (2246×1080, 18.7:9), 1:1500 contrast ratio
  • Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, laminated & polarized


  • Rear lens main lens : 12MP, 1/2.55” Sony IMX 363 sensor, f / 1.8 aperture, 1.4um pixels, dual-core focus, optical image stabilization, Zeiss Optics
  • Sub lens : 13 MP FF
  • Front lens 20MP, dynamic sensor, FF/09 um, f/2.0 large aperture, 1.8μm (4 in 1) large pixel technology
  • Flash Dual color temperature double LED flash
  • OZO Audio capture

Connections and sensors:

  • Cable type USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
  • Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, NFC

Battery life:

  • Battery type Integrated 3500 mAh battery2

Cool features:

  • Face Unlock
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge