Nokia 8.1 coming to Australia on February 21

HMD Global officially announced the Nokia 8.1 or Nokia 8 (2018) for Australia. The latest addition to the 8 series of Nokia phones will be available in Australia from February 21 through JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks. The price of the phone is set to $699, and it will be available in Blue/Silver and Steel/Copper.

The Nokia 8.1 isn’t the real successor of the Nokia 8 (2017) nor Nokia 8 Sirocco but is somewhere between the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8. It comes with new Snapdragon 710, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, and improved dual cameras at the back with 12MP/13MP sensors, and with 20 MP camera at the front of the device. It has 6.18’’ Full HD+ PureDisplay with a notch that can be hidden later on.

Here are the basic specs of the device.

  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm
  • Mass: 180g
  • Display: 6.18’’ Full HD+ PureDisplay, 18.7:9, NEG Dinorex Glass, 2.5D Glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616 GPU
  • Memory: 4 GB LPPDDR4x, 64 GB e-MMC 5.1, extended with MicroSD up to 400GB
  • Camera: Dual Main: 12 MP 1/2.55’’, 1.4um pixels, OIS 2PD, Dual second: 13 MP FF, Front Facing: Adaptive 20 MP FF/0.9um, Dual Hi-Cri flash
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear), NFC
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat. 6, 2CA, L+L, VoLTE, VoWiFi, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth® 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+Beidou, 3.5 mm connector, USB Type-C 2.0 cable
  • Additional: Nokia OZO surround sound capture, Single speaker + smart amplifier
  • Battery: 3500 mAh, 18W charger
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Colors: Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel
  • Price: $699

is there any Aussie interested in getting this one, or are you waiting for Nokia 9 Pureview that will be announced at MWC19?