Nokia 8.1: 20MP Selfie Camera, NFC, Price, Performance & Full Specs

HMD Global has done it again by announcing Nokia 8.1 mobile phone in the month of December 2018. The device has been released in Europe and Middle East on the 5th of December and will also be announced in India on the 10th of December 2018.

The device arrives with 20 MP selfie camera and a very efficient performance department, with a battery that is neither too heavy nor too light. This is an NFC smartphone, meaning it can communicate naturally with other smartphones in range.

Let’s dive into the review, and we will be taking a look at the price, camera, design, network, performance and other features of Nokia 8.1.

Design and Display Nokia 8.1

Primary design in the smartphone is aluminum frame. The dimensions herein are 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm and it weighs 180 grams. It comes in black, blue, copper, and silver colors. Nokia 8.1 is not a water resistant smartphone but has face recognition and fingerprint sensor in-built.

Display type is IPS LCD capacitive multi-touch screen of 16 million colors. The screen size is 6.18 inches. Further, pixel density is 403 ppi, pixel resolution is 2246 x 1080, and aspect ratio is 18.7:9. Other display features are HDR 10, 2.5D curved glass, 81.5 screen to body ratio, and 500nits brightness.

Camera Features

At the camera department, there is dual 12 MP f/1.8; plus 13 MP f/2.2. The cameras are equipped with dual LED flash. To the front, there is another single secondary selfie lens of 20 MP of f/2.0 aperture. The video performance the device is [email protected]

Furthermore, the camera features available in the Nokia 8.1 are geotagging, OIS, touch focus, AI camera, face detection, HDR, panorama, auto focus, and more.

Hardware and Software

Android OS v9.0 Pie (Android One) runs the Nokia 8.1. In addition to that, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 reigns supreme in the device. It comes with process technology 10nm, 64-bit architecture. Accordingly, the CPU is Octa-core 2.2 GHz Kryo 360, while the GPU is Adreno 616.

Storage Capacity and Sensors

Internal memory inside the Nokia 8.1 is in two variants of 4GB/6GB and both cannot be expanded. This is followed by a combination of 64GB/128GB internal storage that can be increased to 400GB with the use of a micro-SD card.

Sensors in the device are accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light, fingerprint, fingerprint, and others.

Network and Connectivity

Nokia 8.1 is able to handle 2G, 3G, and 4G and that means that it is GSM, HSPA, and LTE enabled. There are two hybrid/nano SIM card slots provided to make things work on the device.

Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, headphone jack, and USB v2.0 type c 1.0 reversible connector and OTG.

Battery Life in Nokia 8.1

Powering the device is a Li-Po 3500 mAh non-removable battery which has fast charging technology. However, the smartphone doesn’t have wireless charging technology. Standby time is up to 24 days, talk time is up to 22 hours, and movie playback is up to 11 hours.

Price and Availability

Price of Nokia 8.1 is said to be $453 USD, However, we can’t tell if that is the official price. The smartphone will be available shortly in stores in India and worldwide.


Nokia 8.1 – Technical Specification


  • Device Type


  • Model

Nokia 8.1

  • Announced

(05-Dec-2018 in Europe & Middle East) (10-Dec-2018 in India)

  • Released

Expected 15-Dec-2018

  • Status

Coming Soon

  • Price

EUR 399 (About USD 453, Rs. 31,900, £ 356)


  • Type


  • Dimensions

154.8 mm x 75.76 mm x 7.97 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches)

  • Weight

180 g (6.35 oz)

  • Colors


  • Waterproof No
  • Fingerprint Yes
  • Face Recognition


  • Dedicated Keys

Volume, Power, Fingerprint

  • Device Security

Fingerprint, Face, Pin, Pattern, Password, Slide

  • Features

-Aluminum Frame
-2.5D Front & Rear glass
-Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)


  • Display Type

IPS LCD, Capacitive touch screen

  • Size


  • Secondary Display


  • Touch Screen


  • Pixel Density

~403 PPI

  • Resolution

2246 x 1080 pixels

  • Display Colors

16 M

  • Display Protection Yes
  • Features

-HDR 10
-2.5D curved glass
-18.7:9 aspect ratio
-Full lamination
-1500:1 contrast ratio
-96% NTSC
-500nits brightness
-~81.5% screen-to-body ratio


  • Supported Network


  • 2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

  • 3G Network

GSM 850 / 900/ 1900 / 2100 MHz

  • 4G Network

LTE 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2300/ 2500/ 2600 MHz
Dual VoLTE support

  • SIM

Nano SIM

  • Hybrid Sim Yes
  • Dual SIM

Yes, Dual stand by


  • Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 10nm, 64 bit

  • CPU

Octa-core ( 2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 360 + 6 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 360)

  • GPU

Adreno 616, 500 MHz

  • RAM (Memory)

4 GB/ 6 GB, 1866 MHz, LPDDR4X

  • Internal Storage

64 GB/ 128 GB (eMMC 5.1)

  • Card Slot

Up to 400 GB (microSD)

  • Dedicated slot

No, Use Sim 2 slot

  • Sensors

Ambient light


  • Operating System

Android OS v9.0 Pie (Android One)

  • Java Support No
  • Youtube Yes
  • Facebook Yes


  • SMS

Yes (threaded view)

  • MMS Yes
  • Email


  • IM Yes


  • Primary

12 MP (f/1.8) + 13 MP (f/2.2), ZEISS Optics, EIS, OIS

  • Flash

dual LED dual tone flash (High CRI LED flash)

  • Front

20 MP, f/2.0 aperture, Carl ZEISS lens, 1080p

  • Front Flash


  • Video

[email protected][email protected]

  • Camera Features

AI camera
Touch focus
Face detection


  • Bluetooth

Yes, v5.0, A2DP. LE

  • Infrared No
  • Wi-fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual band, WiFi direct

  • Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
  • GPS


  • NFC Yes
  • Wireless Charging


  • Headphone Jack Yes
  • HDMI No
  • USB

v2.0 Type C 1.0 reversible connector, OTG


  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • Speed

HSPA 42.2/ 5.76 Mbps; LTE

  • Web Browser



  • Video Format

3GP, M4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, AVI, xVID, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265

  • Audio Format

MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player

  • FM Radio


  • Alert Types

Vibration, MP3

  • Ring Tones

Wav ring tones

  • Loudspeaker



  • Battery Type

Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)

  • Capacity


  • Placement


  • Talk Time

Up to 22 hrs

  • Standby

Up to 24 days

  • Movie Playback

Up to 11 hrs


  • Features
  1. Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    2. Document viewer
    3. Photo and video editor
    4. Fast battery charging
    5. Google ARCore support
    6. OZO audio

==> Disclaimer: Specifications, Features & Price Shown For The Above Device Was Entered Manually. We Can Not Guarantee That The Info On This Page Is 100% Correct. If You Think That Any Information For The Current Device Is Wrong Or Missing, Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us.

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