HMD Global is a Finnish company that brought back the Nokia brand. Ever since they re-entered their iconic brand back into the mobile space, consumers everywhere have anticipated it’s high-end offerings. While US consumers will have to continue to wait, they will be launching the Nokia 8.1 in India soon. Below, we will be going over what you should expect from the Nokia 8.1 smartphone.

1. Semi-Premium Offering

This all-new smartphone is an upper mid-range offering by HMD Global. It is primarily designed to take the place of Nokia’s 7 Plus series. Because of this, you can expect it to sit around the same price point as the 7 Plus. At the same time, you can expect upper mid-range specs. The phone is expected to feature a more than capable Snapdragon 710 SoC along with a sufficient 4GB of RAM. It is also said to feature a 6.18 inch notched 1080×2280 pixel display. Because the phone is certified Android One, you can expect it to come with the latest iteration of Android right out of the box.

2. Camera

As with any Nokia smartphone, one of the primary places of emphasis is with the camera and the optics. This phone is expected to feature ZEISS branding. Along with this branding, it is expected to feature a dual-lens camera system for the rear-facing camera. It is going to pack a 12-megapixel lens and feature a 13-megapixel secondary sensor. To combine with this, it will feature both OIS and PDAF for better image stabilization. Whereas, the selfie camera will feature a 20-megapixel camera for better selfie resolution and video resolution.

4. Battery

The phone will feature a 3,500mAh battery which means that it should have plenty of battery life for day to day usage.

5. Availability

This is the downside. This phone is not expected to launch in the United States. Therefore, you will not find the phone being sold by US carriers or retail stores. Instead, if you want the phone, you will need to import it. Along with this, because it is not designed to be sold within the US, it is going to be missing a few critical bands that you would want in a mid-range to high-end smartphone.

Final thoughts

Overall, HMD Global continues to put out great offerings that shine a light on what Nokia did best back in the day. They continue to offer some of the best specs for an affordable price point. Along with this, they continue to focus on having a premium build quality, unique and aesthetically pleasing designs, and one of the best cameras on the entire marketplace. They were the originators when it came to having a focus on an incredible camera on a smartphone and they continue to excel at offering just that.

If you are looking for a pure Android experience with the fastest updates on the market combined with one of the best smartphone cameras that you will find, you can’t do much better than a Nokia branded smartphone. The Nokia 8.1 is shaping out to be another stellar iteration for HMD Global and the Nokia brand as a whole.