HMD Global launches the Nokia 8.1 in Kenya retailing at 45K

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HMD Global owners of the Nokia mobile division have launched their latest addition to their mobile range in Kenya, the Nokia 8.1.

The Nokia 8.1 has the  Android 9 Pie, this means that it will be able to deliver the best version of Android innovations and software experiences. The snapdragon 710 mobile platform will ensure that you can be able to multitask without experiencing any lag. An adaptive battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often. The 3500 mAh battery should give you enough juice to last through the day.

The 8.1 comes with  a Zeiss Optics 12MP main camera with 1/2.55” super sensitive sensor with large 1.4 micron pixels for precise light capture which delivers exceptionally detailed images. Optical image stabilization technology means that shaky hands will no longer ruin your pictures. A wide aperture ensures you are able to capture sharp pictures even in low light conditions, allowing longer exposure times that can be manually controlled with the Pro Camera mode. A 20MP front camera ensures that you will always be able to capture that bomb selfie.

App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly. These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your overall Android experience. The Nokia 8.1 also combines the capabilities of Google Assistant with Dual-Sight, so you can ask it to take #Bothie pictures and videos, and even command it to livestream to YouTube for a convenient and seamless experience.

The phones comes in the following colours Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel and will be retailing at Ksh. 45,000.

Nokia 8.1 Specifications

Network: GSM/HSPA/LTE
Dimensions: 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31  inches
Weight: 180 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Screen: 6.18 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 91.0 cm2 ~81.2% screen-to-body ratio) with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 616
Internal storage: 64GB upgradable via microSD to up to 400 GB
RAM: 4 GB
Rear camera: Dual cameras, 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 13 MP
Selfie camera: 20 Megapixels with LED flash
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh

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