HMD Global has introduced its new flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8.1. The phone features a large 6.18-inch display, an elegant design with a metallic frame, an advanced camera with Zeiss optics, and a pretty unique selfie camera with a 20 MP sensor. What sets the Nokia 8.1 apart from other Nokia 8-branded devices released by HMD so far is an odd choice of SoC and features for a high-end smartphone. In fact, the Nokia 8.1 looks to be a rebadged version of the Nokia X7 introduced in China earlier this year. Positioning, Chassis and Display Let us start from the positioning of the phone. Nokia’s 8-series has traditionally been all about style (as discussed in historical flashback of our Nokia 8 Sirocco coverage), yet they did...
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