Nokia 8.1 Android One Phone Promo Video, Color Options Leaked Ahead of Launch Event Today

The new Nokia 8.1 will come in three color variants: blue, dark red and silver. We will have to wait for the launch to see what colors HMD finalizes for the Nokia 8.1.

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Nokia 8.1 (X7)

In a report published by NokiaPowerUser, you can see three color variants of the upcoming Nokia 8.1 handset, and some more details of its specifications. As you may be aware, the phone has been the center of attention for quite a while now, and there have been several leaks concerning the device.

The Nokia 8.1 is set to launch tomorrow in Dubai, and is expected to arrive in India on December 10. Ahead of its global launch, the handset, which sells as Nokia X7 in China, was revealed in leaked promotional video, although, the video itself does not label it as Nokia 8.1. However, there are enough clues to conclude that the promoted handset is indeed the Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia X7. Also, in a recent report published by MySmartPrice Gear, we confirmed that the next phone Nokia will launch is Nokia 8.1, and that it is the same device that was being referred to as Phoenix by Nokia. Here, you can watch the new leaked promo video and read details of the soon-to-come mid-ranger.

Three Color Variants Leaked For Nokia 8.1

As shown clearly in the video, the new Nokia 8.1 will come in three color variants: blue, dark red and silver. For the Nokia X7, these colors are called Dark Blue, Night Red and Magic Night Silver. The Nokia X7 comes in Night Black color too, but that variant is not seen in the promo video of the Nokia 8.1, which means that it is possibly held back for a later release.

As per NokiaPowerUser, the phone will come in three colors Blue Silver (Dark Blue), Iron Steel (Magic Night Silver) and Steel Copper (Night Red). However, the report does not explain where the tweaked color names were obtained from. We will have to wait for the launch to see what colors HMD finalizes for the Nokia 8.1.

Key Features Of the Nokia 8.1

The video brings some of the specifications of the upcoming Nokia 8.1 out in the open. These include a dual rear camera with Zeiss optics, Optical Image Stabilization for the rear camera, AI Portrait Mode for the front camera, Nokia’s PureDisplay technology for the screen, and HDR10 support for the display. Nothing here is entirely new, as we have seen these features on the Nokia X7 already.

Based on what the Nokia X7 offers, we can safely conclude that the Nokia 8.1 will be powered by a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset, and run Android 9 Pie right from launch time. It will also probably be launched under the Android One program, which means stock Android and timely software and security updates. The display spans 6.18 inches diagonally, featuring a Full HD+ screen resolution with 403 pixels per inch. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or a later version will protect the IPS LCD display. The device will also have a glass back over an aluminum frame, and weigh approximately 185 grams.

The front camera will have a single 20MP sensor with large pixels, while the rear dual-camera will have a 12MP+13MP setup, complemented by large pixels, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, 4K video recording, and dual-LED dual-tone flash. There will be a 3.5mm audio jack, and Type C reversible USB 3.0 as well as NFC for ease of connectivity. The price of the handset, according to reports, will be INR 23,000, but that is not confirmed yet.


Coming from a background in journalism, Sharjeel (not Ahmed) is curious about consumer technology. He thinks Xiaomi is taking over the world, and he is excited about it. He has written feature stories and news reports for Telangana Today, Times of India, Metro India, and a couple of other publications. He tweets at @Sharjeel314, and writes short fiction when armtwisted by his wife.

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  1. I am looking for a good phone and I think I found it in the Motorola E4. I’ve been using a small Samsung feature phone for 8 years. I am not a hi-tech person right.

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