New Nokia 8.1 Variant Unveiled in India: Price, Launch Offers, and Specifications

Nokia’s 8.1 series is set to have a new variant that will be released in India. On Thursday, Nokia announced that they will be adding a new variant in the 8.1 series that will have 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that will be released in India. In December Nokia introduced the Nokia 8.1 phone that had 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and recently the company announced that they will be revealing new variant that will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. The new variant will be officially for sale next week. These are the only changes the phone has, it is pretty much the same phone but has more GB’s of ram and internal storage.

New Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant price in India, launch offers

The Nokia 8.1 variant that has 6GB RAM and 128GB will be sold at Rs. 29,999, and the previous variant that had 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that was launched back in December is sold for Rs. 26,999. That phone was launched worldwide just a couple of day earlier. The new variant will become available for purchasing from February 6 and onwards, the phone will be sold at Nokia’s online website, Amazon India, and their local retail stores. The phone will have 4 color options, which are Silver, Iron, Steel, and Blue. The pre-booking has already started on Nokia’s official website, and Amazon.in.

Nokia 8.1 Special Offers and Cash-Back Deals

Airtel is offering a launch offer that will give you 1TB 4G data on prepaid packs Rs.199. For postpaid customers of Airtel, they will get an additional 120GB with free 3 months of Netflix and 1 year Amazon Prime subscriptions. If you but the phone from Amazon between February 6 and 17 you will get an additional exchange discount of Rupees 2,500. If you buy the phone between February 18 and February 28 you will get an additional exchange discount of Rupees 1,500.

If you will buy the Nokia 8.1 between February 6 to 17 by using HDFC debit or credit cards by using Pinelab at retail stores, you will get a 10percent cash-back and 5percent cash-back between February 18-28.  If you buy the phone via their website, you will get a gift card that is worth Rupees 3000.

Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM/ 128GB Specifications

The new Nokia will have a similar specifications with the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant, but in the new variant you will get extra 2GB’s of RAM and extra 64GB internal storage for just Rs. 3000. The supports dual-SIMS which are Nano, the phone will be running on Android 9 Pie, Nokia has promised to provide users timely updates for the phone. The phone has a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) display that has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, 81.5% of screen to body ratio, HDR10 support, 500 nits maximum brightness, and has 96% color gamut. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC that is clocked to 2.2Ghz and 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

The new Nokia 8.1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage has a dual rear camera setup that features Zeiss optics, the primary camera is 12-megapixels that features a 1/2.55-inch sensor, 1.4-micron pixels, EIS, OIS, dual photodiode technology, and a dual-LED flash. The secondary camera is a 13-megapixel fixed-focus lens that is used for its depth sensing.  The front camera of the new Nokia 8.1 uses a 20-megapixel fixed focus lens with .9 micron pixels, and a 4 in 1 pixel technology that will allow users to have low-light photos. Nokia is flaunting the phones Bothie feature that will allow users to use both the rear and front camera simultaneously, manual camera options, and its own Pro Camera UI.

For its internal storage, buyers will get 128GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 400GB if you add a microSD card. The Nokia 8.1 supports 4g VoLTE, VoWiFi, Wi0Fi 802.11ac, GPS, A-GPS, Bluethooth, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The new variant has an ambient light sensor, compass, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. A fingerprint sensor is also added on the back side of the cover.

The new variant will have a 3,500mAh battery capacity, Nokia claims that it is capable of giving 22 hours of talk time, 24 days if standby time, and 11 hours of video streaming. The company also added an USB type-c port with an 18 watt fast charger. The phone itself measures 154.8×75.76×7.97mm, and has a weight of 178 grams. The new phone has a single speaker, smart amp, 2 microphones, and Nokia Ozo surround capture. The new variant also uses the Google ARCore support.

 

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