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Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM/128GB Storage Variant Launched in India

Nokia 8.1 has received another variant in India. HMD Global on Thursday announced it will be offering the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant of the smartphone in the country. To recall, the Nokia 8.1 was launched in a single 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant in the country back in December, and the company had soon after revealed that the 6GB RAM/ 128GB variant would go on sale in the country in January.

The Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant price in India is set at Rs. 29,999. To put that in perspective, the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant that was launched in India in December was priced at Rs. 26,999. It was launched globally just a few days earlier. The new Nokia 8.1 variant will go on sale in the country from February 6, via Amazon India and the Nokia online store, apart from offline retail outlets.

Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant specifications

The Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant’s specifications are identical to the 4G RAM/ 64GB storage variant, with the exception of RAM and inbuilt storage. The Nokia 8.1 runs stock Android 9 Pie – it is part of the Android One programme that is guaranteed to deliver timely updates. It features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 81.5% screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 support, 500 nits peak brightness, and is capable of a 96% color gamut. The Nokia 8.1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked up to 2.2GHz, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

In terms of a camera, the Nokia 8.1 6GB/ 128GB bears a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, with the primary 12-megapixel camera featuring a 1/2.55-inch sensor, 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, EIS, 2PD (dual photodiode) tech, and a dual-LED flash. The secondary 13-megapixel fixed-focus lens is meant for depth sensing. At the front, the Nokia 8.1 bears a 20-megapixel fixed focus lens with 0.9-micron pixels and 4-in-1 pixel tech for better low-light photography. The company is touting its Bothie feature, which allows both the front and rear camera to used simultaneously, as well as its Pro Camera UI, with several manual camera options. The dual rear camera setup will help create portrait shots featuring a bokeh effect, the company said.

There is 128GB of inbuilt storage on the Nokia 8.1, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. The Nokia 8.1 6GB/ 128GB bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It features a two-tone design, and is built out of 6000-Series aluminum that has diamond cut edges and has been through two anodizing processes, the company claims.

The Nokia 8.1 6GB/ 128GB runs on a 3,500mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 22 hours of talk time, 24 days of standby time, and up to 11 hours of video playback. The company is also touting the presence of 18W fast charging. It features a single speaker design, and also comes with a smart amp, 2 mics, and Nokia Ozo surrounds capture. HMD Global also points out that the Nokia 8.1 has Google ARCore support.

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