Nokia 8.1 to Launch Today at Dubai Event: Features, Live Streaming Details, Launch Time, More

HMD Global should launch the eagerly awaited Nokia 8.1 Android One smartphone today at an even in Dubai. Here are the details.


HMD Global has scheduled an event today, December 5. The company flew eight fans to Dubai to witness the new product launches. Hence we expect Nokia 8.1 to launch at the event. Interestingly, there could be one more product launch, but details are a little scarce.

According to consistent reports, the Nokia 8.1 is set to launch today in Dubai, and could arrive in India on December 10. Incidentally, HMD Global launched the capable Nokia X7 in China recently. Subsequently, a leaked promotional video surfaced. The teaser video does not categorically mention the device as Nokia 8.1. However, there are several clues and hints that indicate the Nokia X7 could launch as Nokia 8.1 outside China. MSP Gear recently predicted 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.

Now HMD Global has an event in Dubai. We strongly believe Nokia 8.1 will officially launch outside China, where it is selling very well as Nokia X7. There are several interesting aspects about the international version of the capable Nokia Android One handset.

Nokia 8.1 Launch Time, Live Streaming Details

Late last month, HMD Global had started sending out invites for an event on December 6. Subsequently, the company changed the date to December 10. But Nokia Mobile is holding an event in Dubai today, December 5. Although unconfirmed yet, the brand could launch the eagerly awaited Nokia 8.1, and one another Nokia branded device.

Nokia has setup a dedicate Live Stream of the event scheduled to take place today. In addition to YouTube Live Stream, Nokia could also offer other options to watch the launch event. We will update our readers about the different ways interested Nokia fans can watch the Live Stream of the Nokia launch event in Dubai.


Nokia 8.1 Specifications, Features, Expected Price, Availability

The Nokia 8.1 is a capable mid-range Android One smartphone. We expect HMD Global may launch the Nokia smartphone at INR 23,999. At the price, the Nokia 8.1 will compete against devices such as the Samsung Galaxy A7, Xiaomi’s POCO F1, and several other mid-range Android handsets.

Nokia 8.1, the presumed global variant of the Nokia X7 sports a Series 6000 Aluminum frame. The device features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

The Nokia X7/8.1 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, which works with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. A hybrid Dual SIM slot allows further memory expansion. A 3,500mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging support powers the Nokia device. We expect the Nokia smartphone to launch with pure Android 9 Pie OS.

One of the most notable highlights of the Nokia smartphone is the Carl Zeiss optics. The device has a Zeiss optics dual-rear camera setup consisting of 12MP + 13MP sensors. There’s a 20MP sensor on the front.  According to recent reports, the new Nokia handset will arrive in three color variants: Dark Blue, Night Red and Magic Night Silver. Interestingly, there could Night Black color option too.