HMD Global unveils Nokia 8.1, coming to Pakistan in a few weeks

By Shaoor Munir on
December 7, 2018
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In a launch event held in Dubai, HMD has taken veils of its latest value flagship phone Nokia 8.1. The phone will be coming to Pakistan in a few weeks and will be priced at 69,000 PKR.

HMD Global is marketing Nokia 8.1 as a value flagship phone, with a focus on some key areas such as camera performance, high-quality display with HDR 10 support and long battery life. Nokia is also shipping the latest Android OS version 9, known as Android Pie with Nokia 8.1.

Nokia 8.1 comes with a Snapdragon 710, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. Powering all that is a 3,500 mAh battery which should be enough to keep the device running for a whole day. Coupled with a near stock Android experience due to being part of Android One project, Nokia is promising consistent performance and updates over the next two years. HMD global claims that Nokia 8.1 will get the Android Q update too when it is released next year.

Nokia has also used an HDR 10 compliant IPS LCD display in Nokia 8.1. The main focus of Nokia 8.1, however, is its cameras. Nokia claims that the Carl Zeiss setup used at the back of Nokia 8.1 is one of the best in the industry. It has a dual 12 MP and 13 MP cameras at its back, with a 20 MP selfie camera at its front.

Talking at the launch of Nokia 8.1, Juhu Servikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD global said:

“We’ve seen great success in the value flagship category with each of our smartphones in this class, consistently introducing new premium experiences to our fans. With the Nokia 8.1, we are further pushing the boundaries in this segment. Our fans are at the heart of every design and engineering decision. We want to give them premium experiences – we hope they agree that the Nokia 8.1 embodies engineering excellence at a great value.”

Nokia is also accelerating its push in the Pakistani market with a more aggressive marketing and distributor partnership programs. Arif Shaffique, country head Pakistan and Afghanistan said:

“With the launch of Nokia 8.1, we have added yet another powerful device to our portfolio. It comes with the revolutionary Artificial Intelligence technology that will quickly learn its users’ needs and gets better with time. I am very confident that our fans in Pakistan will love this device which is the ultimate combination of innovation and technology.”

Nokia 8.1 will be launched in Pakistan in the next few weeks at the price of 69,000 PKR.

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