Nokia 8.1: Features | Specifications | Pricing


What to expect

Nokia's latest handset isn't quite as premium as its predecessors, but it's priced aggressively and benefits from a clean Android experience and solid camera.


Nokia 8.1 at a glance
When will the Nokia 8.1 come out? Available in Australia from 21 February 2019
What's new about the Nokia 8.1? 6.18-inch display, dual-lens camera, Android One
How much will the Nokia 8.1 cost? $699

The Nokia 8.1 shifts the focus towards the mid-range, but may be worth considering if you want a well-built phone with a clean Android experience.

Back when Nokia relaunched into the smartphone space, it did so without a true "flagship" device, choosing instead to launch a range of more affordable phones.

Within a few months it changed that story, launching the Nokia 8 as its flagship phone.

In 2018 at Mobile World Congress, it revealed its successor, the more stylish Nokia 8 Sirocco. Then in late 2018, it changed the story again for the Nokia 8 series, with the Nokia 8.1.

It's no longer a phone packing premium power, but equally, it's not sold at premium price.

Design

  • Blue/Silver or Steel/Copper finish
  • 6.18-inch display
  • Rear fingerprint sensor

Camera

  • Dual 12/13MP rear lenses
  • 20MP front-facing selfie camera

Performance

  • Snapdragon 710 highlights the Nokia 8.1 as a mid-range phone
  • Android One for guaranteed updates and a clean Android experience

Battery life

  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Fast 18W charging

Early outlook

  • Another quality phone outing from Nokia

Pricing and availability

Nokia 8.1

Nokia's stylish mid-range option

The Nokia 8.1 is affordable and stylish, with plenty of camera power.

Promoted
  • The Nokia 8.1 will go on sale officially in Australia on 21 February 2019
  • Official pricing is $699 for the Nokia 8.1
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OS Android 9
Display size (inches) 6.18
Display resolution (pixels) 2280 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 408
Processor Snapdragon 710
Height (mm) 154.8
Width (mm) 75.8
Depth (mm) 7.97
Weight (g) 180
Battery size (mAh) 3,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion 400GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.8
Rear camera (2) resolution 13
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 20
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed N/A
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 24th, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
5.5
720x1280
8GB
4,000
5
1280 × 720
16GB
2,630
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
3,000
4.5
854 x 480
8GB
2,150
2.45
320 x 240
4GB
1,500
5.5
2560 x 1440
128GB
3,260
5.5
1080 x 2160
16GB
2,970
2.4
320 x 240
128MB
1,200
5.84
1080 x 2280
32GB
3,060
5.2
1280 × 720
16GB
3,000
6.18
2280 x 1080
64GB
3,500
5.3
2560 x 1440
64GB
3,090
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
3,800
5.8
HD+
32GB
3,060
5.8
HD+
64GB
3,060
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,000

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