Leaked Nokia 8.1 marketing images reveal design and spec sheet

Leaked Nokia 8.1 marketing images reveal design and spec sheet
With exactly one week to go until its expected debut, official marketing images of the upcoming Nokia 8.1 have leaked out online confirming what was originally thought – the device is simply an international variant of China’s Nokia X7.

As seen in the renders, the Nokia 8.1 makes use of a tall 6.18-inch display complete with a small chin below and a relatively wide notch up top. The frame of the device is carved out of an aluminum while, just like most modern smartphones, the rear panel is made out of glass. Speaking of which, this is home to a fingerprint scanner and a vertical camera set up in the middle that is home to two sensors and ZEISS branding.

Moving on to the smartphone’s specifications and features, the various images list a 20-megapixel selfie camera that is backed up by AI enhancements. Additionally, over on the rear, a main 12-megapixel sensor accompanied by a secondary 13-megapixel unit and a dual-tone LED flash can be found. In regards to performance, the smartphone will arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710. Depending on each user’s preference, this will then be paired with either 4/64GB or 6/128GB. Also worth noting is the presence of stock Android 9 Pie straight out of the box as part of the Android One program and the 3,500mAh battery.

The marketing images in question, unfortunately, don’t confirm when the smartphone will be released or how much it’ll cost. However, with Christmas just around the corner, HMD Global will probably launch this device soon after the unveiling in most major markets.

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  • 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



1. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Notch notch notch Everywhere notch lol :D

9. Venom

Posts: 3723; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Too bad the naming isn't top notch. Why can't they just keep it uniform and less confusing?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Unlike what some like to say, there is nothing confusing about the name Nokia 8.1. It's pretty much like he name "iPhone 6s". Some people just want to make an issue out of nothing.


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Huge notch with just camera

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

For those that don't like the notch, this is notch the phone for you, lol. Joking aside, this looks to be a great upper midrange smartphone. HMD has certainly been putting out some great low end to midrange smartphones. Can't wait to see how this performs.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Unfortunate NOKIA placement.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Just in case you ever forget what brand phone you're using

6. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

So many people have excepted that hadphone jack is gone for lot of smartphones. I wonder when people will stop crying about notch.? They are not going anywhere soon away. Because not all phones will have truly bezel- less screens. BTW I hate when phone arena and other companies call smartphones bezel-less but the phone still has bezzels!!!

7. Piotr

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

HMD confirmed, 8.1 is their last phone with notch. Very good decission


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Notch really sucks, wonder how we got to this point. I will never buy a phone with a notch. Hope it is the last notched Nokia, waiting for the Nokia 9.

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