N0kia refers to device as “Phoenix” at the bottom of its press release, referencing its internal codename, while also doling out all the goods: a Snapdragon 710 SoC from Qualcomm, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, an HDR10 display for streaming, colorful content and dual rear cameras with ZEISS glass and OZO surround sound recording.
Combining the engine with a 3,500mAh battery and clean Android Pie, the company is claiming 2 days of battery life. It may not be a Nokia 8 successor, per se, but HMD Global did say that it was “building on” the fan positivity from the Nokia 7 Plus.
Other aspects not listed above include a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, a single speaker (though with a 3.5mm headphone jack) and a USB 2.0 port with a Type-C connector.
The Nokia 8.1 will be available in blue-and-steel, steel-and-copper and iron-and-steel color combinations with sales starting within a few weeks across Europe for €399, VAT included.