Nokia 8.1 promo video leaks ahead of the official unveiling

Vlad, 04 December 2018

HMD Global's event in Dubai on December 5 is expected to be the launchpad for up to three smartphones, including the Nokia 8.1 - for a while this has been rumored to be nothing but a rebranded international version of the Nokia X7 that has been available in China since October.

And now, mere hours before said event, a promo video for the Nokia 8.1 has been outed, which intriguingly shows us a much larger notch than the Nokia X7's. The phones could still be identical on the inside, though, with only that visible differentiating feature.

As you can see, the video emphasizes the camera's Zeiss optics with OIS, its prowess in shooting superior low-light images, its ability to make "AI" portraits, and beautiful bokeh. The screen supports HDR10, and that's all we get from this presentation. It looks like the Nokia 8.1's marketing will be very focused on the camera (excuse the pun), if this is anything to go by.

Anyway, stay tuned for all of the official details coming straight from the Dubai event in a few hours.


Reader comments

It's plain Android phones with no skins and rapid updates, and that puts them a cut above everyone else. Name another vendor who does that aside from Google itself. Even Motorola fell off that wagon when Lenovo bought them.

So far, it's all "me, too" phones coming out of this company. It should have stayed dead.

  • antidumb
  • 05 Dec 2018
  • xhm

another ugly phone with notch and chin -_-

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