tech2 News StaffJan 12, 2019 16:10:36 IST
Nokia 8.1 arrived in India last year with the price tag of Rs 26,999, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage (expandable up to 400 GB using the hybrid SIM tray).
Now as a per a new report, Nokia is planning to launch a second variant for the phone. Nokiapoweruser claims that there might be a coming of the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage of the Nokia 8.1 by January end or early February in India.
The report further states that the phone might be priced at Rs 28,999/ Rs 29,999. It is also said that the phones may be out directly via retail, but also be available offline.
Nokia 8.1 Specs
In terms of display, the device features a 6.18-inch Full HD Plus "PureDisplay" with an 18.7:9 ratio. The screen is protected by Corning's 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
Nokia 8.1 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 chipset.
In terms of storage, we see only one storage variant — 4 GB of RAM coupled with 64 GB of internal storage. The phone also comes with a microSD card slot which can be used to expand the memory of the device up to 400 GB.
The device features a dual camera set up at the back with a 12 MP camera unit a 1/2.55-inch sensor and 1.4 um pixels, OIS, EIS, and interestingly 2PD or dual photodiode.
The secondary sensor in the dual rear set up is 13 MP unit, and the front camera includes a single 20 MP sensor.
Nokia 8.1 runs stock Android 9.0 Pie and is part of the Android One programme. Powering the device is a 3,500 mAh battery and there is a support for 18 W fast charging.
Connectivity options include Network speed VoLTE, VoWiFi, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a single speaker with a smart amplifier. Further, a USB Type-C 2.0 cable is present and finally, the range of sensors on the device include — Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear) and NFC.
The device has been launched in three colour combinations — Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper and Iron/Steel.