Specs comparison: Nokia 8.1 vs Nokia 7.1

By yatin singh | Published on 06 Dec 2018

The Nokia 8.1 is the latest addition in HMD Global’s smartphone lineup. We are comparing the device with the Nokia 7.1 to see what’s new the device has to offer in comparison to its predecessor.

Specs comparison: Nokia 8.1 vs Nokia 7.1

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The Nokia 8.1, which was launched on Wednesday at the company's event in Dubai is the latest premium mid-range smartphone of Nokia. The smartphone features a 6.14-inch display with HDR 10 support, has a dual rear camera with Zeiss optics and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. On the other hand, we have the Nokia 7.1, which is priced at Rs 19,999 in India and features a dual rear camera. Let’s start with a quick comparison between the two to see what's different the Nokia 8.1 packs under its hood in comparison to the  Nokia 7.1. 


Nokia 8.1

Nokia 7.1

Launch price


Rs 19,999





1080 x 2244 pixels

1080 x 2280 pixels

Processor make

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636


2.2GHz octa-core

1.80GHz octa-core




Internal storage



Expandable storage



Rear camera

12MP + 13MP

12MP + 5MP

Rear Flash



Front camera



LED selfie light



Android version

9.0 Pie

8.1 Oreo

Sim slot



Let’s start by comparing the display of these two devices in detail. The Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch display that offers a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels, while the Nokia 7.1 sports a slightly smaller 5.84-inch display that offers a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. 

When it comes to the performance, the Nokia 8.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, which is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor in Nokia 7.1. 

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 8.1 sports a dual 12MP + 13MP camera set up at the back, while the Nokia 7.1 features a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera. At the front, both devices come with an 8MP sensor. 

The Nokia 7.1 is available in India at a price of Rs 19,999. The Nokia 8.1 is expected to launch in India at an event, which is going to held on December 10. However, there is no official confirmation has come from the company’s side about the phone that they are going to release in India at the event. 

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