Nokia 8.1 selling for as low as Rs 21,999 in May, makes it best time to buy the phone

first_imgThe Nokia 8.1 (Review) is available at its lowest price this month in India thanks to some big discounts as part of the “Nokia Mobile Fan Festival, May 2019.” Until May 13, the Nokia 8.1 will be available for as low as Rs 21,999 via the Nokia online store. Similar discounts will be available via offline retail stores until May 18. Both the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of the Nokia 8.1 are seeing big discounts for the next few days, making it the best time to buy the Android One phone.The Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant is actually priced at Rs 26,999, while the 6GB RAM version is generally available for Rs 29,999. During the next few days, you can avail massive discounts on the two variants on the Nokia online store. To avail the offer, you have to use the promo code “FAN6000” to get a Rs 6,000 discount on the Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant, and “FAN4000” to get a Rs 4,000 off on the Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM option. This offer is valid until May 13, 2019 for online purchase.You can also buy the Nokia 8.1 offline via retail stores where the 4GB RAM version will be available with Rs 5,000 off and the 6GB RAM option will sell at Rs 3,000 cheaper than their actual price. The retail store offer will be valid until May 18.Nokia 8.1 specificationsThe Nokia 8.1 is HMD’s premium mid-range smartphone that touts a premium glass and metal design in Blue and Iron colours. It is an Android One device that ships with stock Android Pie and is powered by a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 710 chipset. It sports a 6.18-inch display with a FHD+ (2246×1080) resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio and up to 500 nits of brightness.advertisementThe Nokia 8.1 houses a 3,500mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. It sports a dual camera setup with Zeiss optics. The system includes a 12MP primary sensor with 1.4 micron pixel, f/1.8 aperture, OIS support and 2 PD and a 13MP fixed-focus sensor. On the front, the Nokia 8.1 gets a 20MP selfie camera.Should you buy the Nokia 8.1?First launched in December, the Nokia 8.1 is very much a relevant smartphone even today. The wide, iPhone-like notch might not be as attractive in a time of waterdrop notches, but if you can ignore this, the Nokia 8.1 offers a lot of attractive features, especially at its discounted price.The Nokia 8.1 is one of the most elegant and premium-looking devices you’ll find in this segment thanks to its glass design, chamfered aluminium frame with silver accents all around. It also offers a vivid and sharp PureDisplay screen and a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset that runs smoothly even while playing graphic intensive games.The cameras are decent in most lighting conditions, but they aren’t spectacular in low-light. But what really makes the Nokia 8.1 attractive is its stock Android Pie software. Not only is it up-to-date on Android security patches, but it is guaranteed to receive Android Q and Android R updates in the future. It is also one of a handful of phones to support the latest Android Q Beta update.ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1 review: Premium and Pie-poweredlast_img read more

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