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Nokia 8.1 is official – Nokia X7 goes global with NFC & Android One

Nokia 8.1

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8.1 at the launch event in Dubai. The Nokia 8.1 is the Nokia X7 for the global markets. As expected, there’s NFC support and Android One software experience. The rest of the device is majorly the same as the Nokia X7.

Nokia Mobile is projecting the Nokia 8.1 as an upgrade to the Nokia 7 Plus (instead of Nokia 8). HMD Global’s CPO, Juho Sarvikas mentioned that it is done to simplify the naming of Nokia phones. Honestly speaking, it is a bit of a mess, but the Nokia 8.1 might not be the perfect name for a Nokia 7 Plus successor.

The highlight of the Nokia X7 are its cameras, along with the Zeiss optics. Nokia Mobile is using a Sony IMX363 sensor on the back. The back camera is a 12MP + 13 MP sensor with a f/1.8 lens and a dual LED flash. The front camera is a 20MP shooter with a f/2.0 aperture. Here are the other major specs.

  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm
  • Mass: 180g
  • Display: 6.18’’ Full HD+ PureDisplay, 18.7:9, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 2.5D Glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616 GPU
  • Memory: 4 GB LPPDDR4x, 64 GB e-MMC 5.1, extended with MicroSD up to 400GB
  • Camera: Dual Main: 12 MP 1/2.55’’, 1.4um pixels, OIS 2PD, Dual second: 13 MP FF, Front Facing: Adaptive 20 MP FF/0.9um, Dual Hi-Cri flash
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear), NFC
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat. 6, 2CA, L+L, VoLTE, VoWiFi, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth® 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+Beidou, 3.5 mm connector, USB Type-C 2.0 cable
  • Additional: Nokia OZO surround sound capture, Single speaker + smart amplifier
  • Battery: 3500 mAh, 18W charger
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Colors: Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel
  • Price: €399

Specs from: NokiaMob.net

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