Nokia 8.1 with 6/128GB configuration to arrive in January 2019

Nokia 8.1 with 6/128GB configuration to arrive in January 2019
Despite its price of €399 in Europe, the Nokia 8.1 is nothing short of impressive. It features a large 6.2-inch display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor, and even a dual-camera setup complete with ZEISS branding. Pretty soon, though, a slightly more impressive version will be available to purchase.

At the moment, those interested in the Nokia 8.1 can acquire the device in just one storage configuration that offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage – a pretty average setup by today’s standards. But following in the footsteps of the China-only Nokia X7, HMD Global has now revealed that a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is just around the corner.

The new configuration will go on sale in January 2019 and will be available in only select markets – the company is yet to specify which ones. Unfortunately, at this moment in time, the markup that associated with the new storage configuration remains unclear.

In addition to these 4/64GB and 6/128GB configurations, China’s Nokia X7 is also available with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. However, HMD Global did confirm that it currently has no plans to release such a model internationally as the Nokia 8.1

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8.1
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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21 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I really like the look of this device. the design just works for me. Slap an oled display in there, bring it across the pond and it would be at the top of my want list...

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Is there a Dual/Twin/Clone features in Nokia phones?

7. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Most of them are derivatives of each other.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’ll answer your question since it’s clear that the person above me has no idea what you’re referring to. So far none on my Nokia branded devices from HMD.

12. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I apologize for not misunderstanding your question. I'm not going to be like some people and throw shade because of a simple misunderstanding.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

“I apologize for not misunderstanding your question.” Wait, what? You can’t even apologize correctly, lol. And how are you saying that you didn’t misunderstand his question when you did? And don’t talk about shade being thrown when you do it constantly. Pot, meet kettle.

16. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

And you can't type correctly, so what? I misunderstood his question. Simple as that. You could have just answered him well before, but you only chose to do so now because of my response with your potshot thrown in of course.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you just proved that it’s YOU that can’t type correctly. And you “misunderstood” his question because you got all giddy and thought it was one thing because you didn’t bother to even try and understand what he was asking. You just thought it would be another chance for you to segue a shot in at HMD, and it backfired. Now you’re seething with anger because it’s me that corrected you by answering his question correctly.

3. Whitedot

Posts: 779; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Loving it!

8. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. I'm hoping that the higher storage one will make it to the US. If not, the 6T will be getting my money.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bummer that there are no plans for this variant to be released internationally, it seems. But again, I can understand why HMD focuses on certain markets currently. It’s where they are strongest and that focus enables them to bring in the most revenue with the least amount of loss, and they’ve proven that they can grow both sales and market share without certain markets (like the U.S.) being in the picture. Kudos for releasing another great midranger in the Nokia 8.1, HMD.

5. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

MG, I'd like to think that their global ambitions will change as their market share grows. Look how Huawei are trying to grow in the west, and even Xiaomi has desire to get into the US market...

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh, I agree. I'm just pointing out that by them focusing onarkets that are strongest for them, they have a winning formula that has allowed them to grow both sales and market share without having to charge exorbitant prices. HMD is the fastest growing OEM right now. And this is all without any real impact in the U.S. market. Both Huawei and Xiamoi have likewise been doing this.

9. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't understand why some people are so against growth in the west. I think the lukewarm sales of the overpriced iPhone Xs and the Galaxy Note 9 have shown that people aren't willing to shell out that much money for a phone. The midrange phone market is thriving, which is why phones like the Moto G continue to sell well. One only needs to look at the reviews for said phones and see that people are willing to buy affordable phones with good specs.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don’t understand what some people are so against positive growth that happens outside of the west (not you, Subie). It’s already a proven fact that OEM’s like HMD can grow both sales and market share in markets outside of the west that the Nokia name has traditionally been strongest in. The midrange Phone market is thriving, and more outside of the U.S. than within due to the economic realities of the world. One only needs to actually look at all the of the smartphone markets, as opposed to just focusing on the west to see this.

13. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Thank you Subie for understanding that the US market is an important market despite what some people think. Affordable phones are a growing trend in the US due to the overpriced flagship phones. That's why the best phone ever, the 6T, is popular in the US. It's just laughable to exclude the US market just because it's not an overseas country with a developing economy.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

No one said the U.S. isn’t an important market, and I challenge you now to point out where it was said, since you claim it’s what some people think. The U.S., however, isn’t as important a market to HMD as Europe, the UAE, India and China are. These are verifiable facts. And it’s business 101 to focus more resources on where you can maximize your profits the most. The 6T is a great smartphone, but “best ever”? No. Not when smartphones like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro exist. Europe and China both have developed economies btw, two places where HMD is stronger at than the U.S. Again, it’s business 101 to focus more resources in those places than the U.S., which HMD hasn’t excluded, or you wouldn’t be able to buy smartphones like the Nokia 7.1, 6.1, 6, and a few others here in brick and mortar stores.

17. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You definitely continue to imply it otherwise you wouldn't be going on about the overseas market and how they are so important for Nokia's growth. Your forced statements aren't considered verifiable facts. Doesn't work that way. 6.1 and the 6 are older devices, so stop with the excuses. And yes, the 6T is the best phone ever. I can say that because it's my opinion. It's a fact that is shared by many people who like the OnePlus.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m not implying anything, but thanks for admitting that you can’t provide proof of me saying that the U,S market isn’t important. I mention how important the overseas market is for HMD’s (NOT Nokia, as they don’t make smartphones anymore) growth because it’s a verifiable FACT, that can’t be disputed. Just because you refuse to accept it doesn’t make it any less a fact. It doesn’t make a difference if the 6 series are older devices, they are still available in U.S. brick and mortar stores, and the 6.1 is currently HMD’s highest selling smartphone. So stop defecting from the facts in order to justify your attack on HMD. And no, the 6T isn’t the best smartphone ever. I can say it because it’s my opinion, and it’s an opinion shared by many people that own other flagship smartphones. Btw, an “opinion” isn’t a “fact”, whether it’s shared or not. You’re welcome.

20. Venom

Posts: 3429; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

If you weren't implying it or getting the idea in some way, shape, or form then you wouldn't be whining every time I bring it up. I don't give a crap if the 6 series is available. Those devices are one and two years old now. Maybe you should just get over it and stop being so aggressive about your passion for Nokia. Btw, I never said anything about an opinion being a fact just because it's shared. I can't help it if the 6T is the BEST phone ever.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you just keep emotional about me saying the truth. Stop it already. There is nothing wrong with stating facts. I don’t give a sht what you don’t give a crap about. Facts are facts. And the Nokia 6 isn’t even a year old yet. This is another fact that I’ve dropped in your lap to prove you wrong and prove that you don’t know about Nokia branded smartphones. Maybe you should get over it and stop being so aggressive about having to post negative, erroneous comments about Nokia branded smartphones every time an article about them gets posted. “I can say that because it's my opinion. It's a fact that is shared by many people who like the OnePlus.” That’s your comment about an opinion being a fact. Stop lying about something that’s here in digital ink for everyone to see. And it’s an OPINION that the 6T is the best phone ever. If it were, it’d have things like the best camera ever, and it doesn’t. It’s good, but not the best. And don’t think I dint notice how you ran away from me pointing out that you didn’t even understand what the person with comment #2 said. You thought it was a chance for you to troll, and it backfired gloriously, lol.

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