Nokia 8.1 Spotted in List of ARCore Supported Devices, Launch Appears Imminent

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HMD Global, the Nokia brand’s smartphone maker, has not provided any information about the Nokia 8.1 yet not launched. But this smartphone has been made part of Google’s ARCOR support list. The latest disclosure has happened on such occasions when information came out a week ago that Nokia X7 will be known as the Nokia 8.1 in the global market. The listing of Geekbench revealed a Nokia smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and 4GB RAM. This smartphone will run out of the box Android 9.0 Pie.

According to the list of update support devices, the Nokia 8.1 handset is among the few select smartphones of HMD Global, which will provide advanced Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. The information about the new Nokia model is first given by NokiaPowerUser.

No information was found about the specification of Nokia 8.1 from ARCore’s support list. However, a new Nokia phone, Snapderen 710 processor and 4GB RAM were detected from Geekchain’s listing last month. In this Benchmark listing, there was information about having Android 9.0 pie in this phone.

According to a recent report, Nokia X7 was originally called the Nokia 7.1 Plus in the global market. But the company’s chief product officer, Jhowo Sravikas has changed his mind and is considering bringing this phone in the name of the Nokia 8.1 in the global market. The new model will be launched next year, but not before the Mobile World Congress 2018.

If seen, the specifications of the alleged Nokia 8.1 are not seen anywhere as an upgrade to the Snapdragon 835 processor, Nokia 8. It is possible that instead of launching an upgrade to HMD Global’s old flagship smartphone, instead of launching the Nokia 8 family into a mid-range segment. The company wants to challenge Samsung’s Galaxy A series and Shaomi’s Me series model in this way.

In the Chinese market, the price of Nokia X7 will start from 1,699 Chinese yuan (around Rs 18,000). This price will be sold to a 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage model. This phone will be available in 6 GB RAM / 64GB storage variants of 1,999 Chinese Yuan (around Rs 21,200). Nokia X 7 is the premium variants 6 GB of RAM and comes with 128GB of storage and is priced at 2,499 Chinese yuan (Rs 26,500). This phone has been made available in dark blue, night rad, night black and magic night silver color.

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