Nokia 8.1 Launched In India For Rs 26,999

HMD Global announced its newest addition to its value flagship range Nokia 8.1. This is in the the same category, including the Nokia 7 plus.The main highlight of this device is its camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The phone also boasts of PureDisplay screen technology with HDR 10 support along with highly accurate colour reproduction.

The new Nokia 8.1 is running on the latest Android software, Android 9 Pie, with best Android experience with the latest innovations right out of the box.


At its core is the strength of an extruded 6000-series aluminium frame with a diecast centre for efficient use of materials. Exploiting the elegant contrast between the curved glass, polished metal and the sand-blasted finish, the Nokia 8.1’s two-tone design is augmented with a dual anodising process, which they have used in Nokia 7 plus. Diamond cut edges deliver a bold statement with the durability to withstand the knocks of everyday life. The Nokia 8.1’s has a 6.18” Full HD+ edge-to-edge display is housed within a beautifully refined and neat footprint which will offer more screen size than the Nokia 7 Plus.

Camera Specs:

The Nokia 8.1 tries to blend software and hardware capabilities for better pictures. Its 12MP main camera with ZEISS Optics has 1/2.55” super sensitive sensor with large 1.4 micron pixels for better light capture. With its combination of Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) technology and superfast autofocus, the Nokia 8.1 looks promising for capturing crisp images and videos.

It has a 20MP adaptive front camera combines four pixels into one super pixel. You can also shoot movies like a pro with 4K video, coupled with its secondary 13MP depth sensor, the Pro Camera UI gives you good control over your photos. AI-powered 3D personas, masks and fun filters in your photos and videos, all of which you can live stream directly without leaving your camera app.


With smartphones rapidly becoming the default device for watching videos, you need a display tailored to the content you’re enjoying in the environment you’re in. The Nokia 8.1 is the second Nokia smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology for an enhanced viewing experience. HDR 10 delivering higher contrast, great clarity, and over a billion individual colours to ensure images remain accurate whether you’re in a dark room or bright sunlight. Playing games or watching videos, your display will deliver the best possible experience.


The Nokia 8.1 promises to give about up to two days with one charge. Long-lasting power combined with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform means the Nokia 8.1 can get through any task. According to HMD it will offer 35% faster graphics and 20% higher performance than the previous generation, the Snapdragon 660. It also has twice the AI power, thanks to a multi-core AI Engine which combines a brand-new architecture for efficient performance. Qualcomm aptX audio support also means music lovers can enjoy high quality sound wirelessly over Bluetooth.

Price/ Availability/ Offers:

The Nokia 8.1 will be available on sale from 21st December 2018 across top mobile retail outlets in India, on and on at 26,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant.

Airtel prepaid customers on Nokia 8.1 can enjoy 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs. 199 and Airtel post-paid customers can enjoy additional data of 120GB along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs. 499. This offer is available at all channels.

Consumers purchasing Nokia 8.1 using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores will receive a 10% cashback. This offer is available at retail outlets.

Consumers pre-booking on or through retail outlets, or registering for notify-me on, will receive a one-time screen-replacement plan for the first 6 months, offered by our partner Servify, on Nokia 8.1.

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