Monday, January 17, 2022

Nokia 8.1 now available in Kenya

Starts at Ksh. 45,000

The Nokia 8.1 announced back in December of 2018 is now available in Kenya. It comes with a 10nm Snapdragon 710 and features the usual Nokia-style design and Zeiss Optics cameras.

I love the design Nokia went with for their smartphones. From the Nokia 5.1 Plus, the 6.1 Plus, to the 7.1 that I am currently using. They are all really solid, and well built phones. I am not sure about the pricing though. At 45,000 it is very expensive by all standards being that we’ve seen devices like the Pocophone cost less. What are your thoughts: 45k?

I will be sharing a couple of posts on different Nokia phones this coming week, so stay tuned.

The Nokia 8.1 will be available in retail outlets countrywide, and a single-SIM version will be in Safaricom Shops.

Nokia 8.1 Specifications and Price in Kenya

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  Size 6.18 inches, 95.3 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
Platform Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  Chip Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
  GPU Adreno 616
Memory RAM 4 GB
  Internal 64 GB (expandable up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot))
Network SIM Dual SIM Support
  Support 2G, 3G, 4G
Cameras Main Dual:
12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP
  Front 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Battery Size 3500 mAh non-removable battery
Colours Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel
Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Type-C 1.0
Price RRP KES. 45,000

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