Nokia 8.1: Flagship level Android One phone launched in PH

TAGUIG, Philippines – Nokia 8.1 is now in the Philippines. HMD Global launched the brand’s newest flagship Android device along with the Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.2 at a cafe in BGC High Street on Tuesday. The phones will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 19.

Staying true to Nokia’s promise of delivering pure, secure, and up-to-date Android experience to its customers, these devices guarantee up to three years of updates as part of the Android One program. Shipping with Android 9 (Pie) out of the box, the phones will support up to two major OS updates, including the upcoming Android 10 (Android Q) release.

As Nokia’s flagship device, the Nokia 8.1 features an 6.18-inch screen and runs on the Snapdragon 710 chipset. It also touts a 12MP + 13MP main camera with ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization (OIS).

Both the Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.2 offer incremental upgrades over their predecessors, the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1.

“We value our relatationship with the Filipino Nokia mobile fans,” said Sancho Chak, General Manager for the Philippines at HMD Global.

“This is why we offer only the best smartphones with accelerated performance, designs that are made with precision and are of the highest standards, the latest AI advances, including fast access to Google Assistant,” he added.

Nokia 8.1 with 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM will be available in Iron Steel color for P19,990 as an online exclusive at Lazada. Nokia 3.2 with 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM will be available in Black for P6,990 (down from P7,990 with a P1,000 gift certificate) as an online exclusive at Shopee. Nokia 2.2 with 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM will be available in Tungsten Black for P5,990 at Nokia stores nationwide.

Nokia 8.1 specs (full)

  • Display: 6.4″ 1080 x 2280 IPS LCD
  • Processor: Octa-core 2×2.2GHz Kryo 360 Gold + 6×1.7GHz Kryo 360 Silver
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 710 SoC (10nm)
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • Front camera (selfie): 20MP f/2.0 (0.9µm)
  • Rear camera (main): dual 12MP f/1.8 (1.4µm) + 13MP with dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Memory / storage: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB Internal Storage
  • Expansion: Up to 512 GB Micro SD
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh (18W)
  • Features: fingerprint scanner (rear mounted), USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Colors: Iron Steel
  • Price (Philippines): 19,990 PHP