HMD Global has demonstrated that Nokia has the ability to adapt to smartphone market trends, starting last year with the “Plus” series of devices equipped with cut-outs at the top. Now that the notch starts to disappear, being replaced by a more elegant solution (screen punch), Nokia 8.1 Plus seems to be the first model of the company to use this new design, according to the first images made in 3D modeling software the manufacturer’s official plans.
Nokia 8.1 Plus will be the first HMD
Nokia’s Nokia 8.1 introduced at the end of last year was already a device that could easily fit into Nokia’s “Plus” range of devices, equipped with a Notch display, but the new Nokia 8.1 Plus seems to keep design lines, replacing the screen with a notch with one with an integrated camera in the upper left corner. The new screen measures 6.2 “diagonally and displays Full HD + resolution. Unfortunately, at the bottom, there is still a black space where the Nokia logo is integrated.
STRONG POINTS The Nokia 8.1 has a 6.18-inch screen with a notch and a battery of 3500 mAh This is an Android One phone that is running Android 9.0 Pie It uses the new Snapdragon 710 octa-core SoC and has 4 GB of RAM. As if the HMD Global model with numbers and decimals was not confusing enough, a race correction was made with the Nokia 8.1. This phone is in no way superior to the flagship of last year, the Nokia 8 33993 or the Nokia 8 Sirocco: the price is £ 33993. From now on, the flagship models will form a new level of the 9 series. Instead, the new Nokia 8.1 8.100 ₹ is a bonus for those who do not want to spend money at the flagship level. Indeed, there is a fairly large gap in the market right now, because we are a relentless price war. We now have a lot of sub-R. 20,000 phones with features considered impossible. However, prices for premium phones are also falling. We are the P P P P, 9, 9 22 999 (Review) and Asus ZenFone 5Z (Review), the support for triple Samsung Galaxy A7 camera (Review) 30 000 with quality features. Has HMD Global evaluated the market correctly and can the new Nokia 8.1 find its jogging here? We are about to know.
On the back, the differences disappear. Nokia 8.1 Plus seems to be equipped with the same dual-camera system with ZEISS lenses, fingerprint sensor and glass panel. The phone comes with a 3.5mm jack, something almost all Nokia devices have offered so far (except Nokia 8 Sirocco), while charging is via a USB Type-C port.
At the hardware level, we do not have official or unofficial information about what Nokia 8.1 Plus could integrate, but most likely the Nokia 8.1 “standard” platform will be used again. We are talking about a Snapdragon 710, 4 or 6 GB RAM, 64 or 128 GB storage and 12 + 13 megapixel cameras on the back and 20 megapixels on the front. Considering that we are dealing with a premium mid-range, these specifications overcome the theoretical performance of most devices in this range, which are typically equipped with Snapdragon 600 processors.
We do not know when the new Nokia 8.1 Plus will be launched, but it is very likely that it will debut at the Mobile World Congress. The price of the Nokia 8.1 model was 400 euros at launch, so the “Plus” model is likely to benefit from a similar or slightly higher price.