Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1HMD Global released the Nokia 8.1 to the market in late 2018. Dubbed the X7 in other markets, the 8.1 is among the new breed of phones that are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chip that should deliver upper midrange performance. Also, the Nokia 8.1 should be launching in Kenya in the next couple of days with a starting price of KES 45,000. Here are the handheld’s specifications:

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.18-inches
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio
Protection NEG
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); Android One
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPUAdreno 616
Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM
ExternalmicroSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Main 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS
13 MP
Selfie20 MP, f/2.0
SizeNon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh
Charging Fast battery charging 2A/9V (18W)
FeaturesUSB Type-C, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), headphone jack
ColoursBlue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel
PriceKsh 45,000

The 8.1 drops the HDR10 capable screen on the 7.1, but increases its display size to near 6.2 inches and battery capacity to 3500 mAh.


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