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Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 is an upgraded variant of the Nokia 8. This device features a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and boasts a large 6.18-inches full HD IPS LCD display that comes with a notch at the top. Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 4/6GB of RAM. This is accompanied by 64/128GB of internal storage space.  On the software front, you get Android Pie (Android One) by default. This mobile phone is equipped with a dual 12MP+13MP setup at the back and has 20MP shooter at the front. Powering this entire phone is a 3500mAh battery.  The 8.1 follows the release of other second generation Nokia phones i.e Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7.1 earlier in 2018.

Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 Specifications Summary

  • 4/6GB RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 3500mAh battery
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 6.18 inches display
  • Dual 12MP+13MP dual rear cameras, 20MP front
  • Android v9.0 Pie – Android One
  • Dual SIM

Nokia 8.1 Price In Kenya

Approx= KSh. 45,000

A Review Of The Specifications Of Nokia 8.1

Introduction & Display

Nokia 8.1 sports rear fingerprint sensor and a small top notch which solves the problem of having very thin bezels while keeping important sensor at the front.  It is a good looking phone constructed from glass and aluminum. The screen on the Nokia 8.1 is a tad larger than the one found in its predecessor and that of the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The 6.18-inch IPS LCD Full HD display boasts of 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 403 pixels per inch density. In addition, the display has a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.

Camera & Battery

The 8.1 comes with a 20-megapixel front camera loaded with features like HDR, Screen Flash and Face Beauty. At the back, the dual 12+13-megapixels cameras can capture excellent videos and pictures thanks to OIS and EIS.  There is a dual LED flash at the back that aids low light photography.  This phone is a better camera phone than the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8.1 is fueled by a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery that can easily last for a full day even when the phone is on heavy usage.  You can charge it faster thanks to fast-charging (9V 2A) support.

Performance & Platform

This phone is armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset which is coupled with 4/6GB of RAM. This set-up promises a smooth and problem experience whenever you are multitasking, playing games that use a lot of resources for an extended period or while doing both.  It runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Since this phone is featured on Google’s Android One program, you should expect to receive updates from time to time.

Storage & Connectivity

The 8.1 comes with all the connectivity options found in the Nokia 8. These options include 4G with VoLTE support, GPS, dual SIM slots, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and a USB 3.0 reversible port.  It is loaded with 64/128GB of expandable on-board storage space (up to 400GB).

Nokia 8.1 Specs

Launched December, 2018
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G
Dimensions -
Weight 185g
Screen Size 6.18 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution 1080 pixels x 2246 pixels, 19:9 aspect
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android v9.0 Pie: Android One
Chipset Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
Processor Octa-core
GPU Adreno 616
Storage 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB internal storage
MicroSD Yes, up to 400GB (hybrid slot)
Rear 12MP + 13MP, dual LED flash
Front 20MP
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB 3.0, Type-C, USB OTG
Radio No
Sensors Fingerprint(rear), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
Battery 3500mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)