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Continuing its trend of new smartphone launches, HMD Global recently announced the Nokia 8.1, also known as the X7 in Western markets. According to the company, the phone will be launched around mid-December this year.
The phone will come with a 6.18-inch 1080p display, surrounded by a metal and glass build that is common with newer smartphones nowadays. Running Android 9 on the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, backed by 4 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of internal storage. Powering the phone is a relatively large 3500 mAh battery. Additionally, you get a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-C charging port, and a fast-charge feature as well.
The phone is impressive in the imaging department, as the front houses a 20-megapixel selfie camera, which is complemented by a dual camera set-up on the back, featuring 12 and 13-megapixel lenses. The 81 ships in three colors, with blue & silver, copper & steel, as well as iron & steel combinations.
The phone is also part of the Android One program, which ensures security and software updates for at least three years.