Nokia 8.1 leaked images confirm that it will be the global variant of Nokia X7

Nokia 8.1 is expected to be launched on 5 December with prices starting at about Rs 23,999.

Nokia has officially realesed a teaser stating that it is going to launch new devices on 5 December in Dubai. It has been rumoured that two devices will be launched; Nokia 9 with a penta-cam set up at the back, and the Nokia 8.1. The 8.1, however, is exected to the global version of the Nokia X7 which was launched in China last month.

While there may have been some doubts about the same, there is a possibilty that it might be true after all. The publication NokiaPowerUser has publsihed a report with what it claims are the official images of Nokia 8.1 and the marketing material for the device.

The leaked images reveal specifications like 6.18-inch display, Snapdragon 710 SoC, 3,500 mAh camera and more which coincide with the Nokia X7.

Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia Phoenix. Image:

Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia Phoenix. Image:

The company has been using the tagline "Expect More" across its social media channels and we see the same taglines used in the leaked marketing material.

What the report also reveals is that the new device is also known as Nokia Pheonix. I know, we're confused too. Whateever it is, we surely have some clarity next week.

Nokia X7 specifications

The Nokia X7 features a 6.18-inch notched screen with a 1080p resolution. It has Nokia's 'PureDisplay', which is also seen on the Nokia 7.1. It is said to feature SDR to HDR video conversion in real time as well. HMD claims that the X7 has an 86.5 percent screen to body ratio.

The phone is powered by the relatively new and rare Snapdragon 710 SoC and is expected to arrive in storage options which include 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.

Nokia X7. Image: Nokia Nokia X7. Image: Nokia

In terms of optics, there is a dual camera on the back with a 12 MP Sony IMX363 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 13 MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The device offers a 20 MP selfie camera which is being housed in the notch up front. The camera app of the phone uses extensive AI functions like AI bokeh effect, AI recognition for 18 scenes and much more. The lens is Zeiss branded.

The device will run Android 8.1 Oreo for the time-being and 9.0 Pie is expected at a later date.

There is a support for 18 W fast charger to fill half of the 3,500 mAh battery in just 30 minutes. It works over the USB-C port.

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