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The Nokia 8.1 Specifications and Price in Kenya

Nokia 8.1

The Nokia 8.1 is the latest smartphone from HMD Global to launch in Kenya. The phone is currently available in retail stores for Ksh 45,000, not cheap no matter how you look at it. The phone was launched in the country a couple of days back and is available in both single and dual SIM versions. The single SIM version is available through Safaricom shops while the dual SIM version is available through other retail stores.

The Nokia 8.1 is the most expensive smartphone launched by HMD Global in Kenya this year. It is perfect for photographers as the company promises better results than you would get with other smartphones it is competing with. The phone comes with some amazing cameras that we have come to associate Nokia smartphones with.

Below are some of the key specifications of the Nokia 8.1.

The Nokia 8.1 Specifications

Specs Nokia 8.1 PureView Specifications
BodyDimensions154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm

Weight180 g

SIMSingle and Dual SIM
DisplaySize 6.18 inches, 19:9 Aspect Ratio

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, PureDisplay

Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
PlatformOperating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie, Android One

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 710

CPU Octa-core;
2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver

GPU Adreno 616
StorageInternal space 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage

MicroSD card Slot Yes, up to 400GB
CameraRear Facing CameraDual 12MP + 13MP

FeaturesZeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR

Video RecordingYes, up to 2160p@30fps,

Front facing camera 20 MP
ConnectivityCellular Data2G, 3G, 4G
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
3500 mAh non-removable battery
Available colors
Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel
Ksh 45,000

With the specifications listed above, is the Nokia 8.1 worth your money? Will you consider it? I am really curious as this price is not cheap and I am interested in seeing if those who are not big mobile photography fans will consider getting such a smartphone.

Also Read: The Nokia 9 PureView Specifications

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