Official Nokia 8.1 promo video leaks out ahead of tomorrow's unveiling

After being launched in China as the Nokia X7 back in October, the Nokia 8.1 is finally expected to make its international debut tomorrow at an event in Dubai. With less than 24 hours to go, though, an official promo video has now leaked out online.

The 30-second clip doesn’t really reveal anything new but it does go over some of the key features. For example, the rear camera will support optical image stabilization and will include ZEISS branding. Alongside this, the smartphone is also said to be capable of taking “superior” images in low-light conditions. In regards to selfies, portrait photos will be paired with a number of AI enhancements. Similarly, support for bokeh blur is listed among the camera features too.

The “Pure Display” on the smartphone is also listed as one of its main features, as is the support for HDR10 content. Towards the end of the video, it’s confirmed that the Nokia 8.1 will be available to purchase in three colors: Iron Steel, Blue Silver, and Steel Copper, all of which can be viewed in the gallery below.

Last week a number of promotional images confirmed some of the Nokia 8.1’s key specs. If everything is accurate, the smartphone will arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710. This will be paired with either a 4/64GB configuration or a 6/128GB setup depending on the model purchased. Stock Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed as part of the Android One program, while in the battery department a 3,500mAh cell can be found.

Related phones

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



1. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Originally I was excited for the 7.1, but I see that this is on the horizon being a follow up to the 7 Plus, I think I'll look into this one. Of course assuming that Nokia doesn't once again skip the US. And for the love of God please don't limit the choices. I would prefer that 128GB/6gb combo.

2. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

If Nokia got back on carriers' shelves they'd kill it.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. They absolutely would.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome! Can't wait for tomorrow to learn more about the Nokia 8.1. It will definitely be added to my Nokia branded smartphone collection, right next to my Nokia 7.1. Pretty sure that it will be available for U.S., despite what some people may think, as many Nokia branded smartphones are, including the recently released Nokia 7.1. HMD has, with the 7.1, made the highest storage choice available for the U.S. market, so I don't see that changing.

5. Subie

Posts: 2447; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm interested to find out what is meant by "PureDisplay" mentioned in the video. Could be a new tech term for their own oled panels like ClearBlack used to be...

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Nokia 7.1 uses their PureDisplay tech. Here's some info on it:

7. Subie

Posts: 2447; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Thanks. Anyway this new device looks fantastic in the promo vid/pics.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anytime. And yes, it looks great.

9. firdous101

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 07, 2018

Best come back nokia love it my first phone was Nokia

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