Nokia 8.1 makes its way to India

Nokia 8.1 Blue

The Nokia 8.1 has officially landed in India. The upscale midranger was first launched in China back in October as the Nokia X7, then underwent a name change when it showed up in Dubai just last week.

You’ll have to pay Rs 26999 to get your hands on the Nokia 8.1 in India. It’s only available in a single 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM variant. Color options are limited to Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel. It’s up for pre-orders on the brand’s site, Amazon India, and various offline sellers like Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha, and Big C.

Nokia 8.1 Launch Offers

Sales begin on December 21 across the country. Launch offers include a gift card worth Rs 2000 for any Nokia device or accessory and a one-time screen replacement Servify offer for 6 months. Airtel is throwing in a 3-month Netflix subscription, a 1-year Amazon Prime subscription, and 120GB extra data for postpaid users on plans starting from Rs 499.

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Prepaid customers get up to 1TB of additional data on plans starting from Rs 199. If you buy the Nokia 8.1 offline, you can grab 10% cashback from HDFC Bank on credit and debit card EMI transactions. This would lower the price to roughly Rs 24299.

Specifications of the Nokia 8.1:

– Display: 6.18-inch PureDisplay 18.7:9, 1080 x 2280 pixels
– OS: Android 9.0 Pie with Android One
– CPU: Snapdragon 710
– Camera: 12MP + 13MP rear, 20MP front
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 400GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Battery: 3500mAh
– Weight: 180g
– Size: 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, 3.5 mm headphone jack

The Nokia 8.1 has an interesting mix of specs to win over consumers. It boasts of HDR10 support on its 6.18-inch PureDisplay FHD+ screen, AI-enhanced Zeiss dual 12MP + 13MP cameras, and an 18W fast charging 3500mAh battery. Android One support means it’ll get updated to both Android Q and Android R.