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Nokia Launch Event Dubai – Live Stream, Start Time, Here is what to expect

Expected Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 9 with penta-lens camera

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Nokia Launch Event Dubai

HMD Global is all set to announce new Nokia phones on December 5th during an exclusive launch event in Dubai. The company is, reportedly, going to launch its new phones in global markets.

Most speculated one is the Nokia 8.1 which will be global variant of the China specific Nokia X7. HMD is supposed to launch more than one phone, so you should expect at least another phone. It might be the one speculated as Nokia 9 with the Penta-lens camera.

With respect to the scheduled time, the launch event will kick off at 7:00 PM GST Local Dubai Time. That is 8PM Islamabad/Karachi, 3PM London, or 10AM New York – check your own local time. HMD Global will be broadcasting the launch event from Dubai via a live-stream which you can watch right here.

Nokia 8.1 (or Nokia Phoenix)

The global variant of Nokia X7, features a 6.2-inch display with FHD+ resolution of 2246×1080 pixels. Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chip, the X7 is available with 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage in China. You can expect both variants with global Nokia 8.1. Backed by 3400 mAh battery, the phone comes in three colors – red, silver and blue.

On the camera side, if it’s exact Nokia X7, then the global Nokia 8.1 will feature a 12MP+13MP dual-camera as the main shooter on the back and a 20MP selfie camera on the front. It’s worth noting here that Nokia X7’s dual-cam features significant improvements over the Nokia 7 Plus camera.

Nokia X7 Nokia 8.1

Nokia X7 (Nokia 8.1) Specs

  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo / Android 9 Pie
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB LPDDR4
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB eMMC 5.1 – microSD card up to 400GB
  • Display: 6.18-inch, IPS LCD
    • Resolution: 2246×1080, 18.7:9, 1:1500 contrast ratio
    • Other features: Corning Gorilla Glass 3, laminated & polarized
  • Camera:
    • Main:
      • 12MP, 1/2.55” Sony IMX 363 sensor, Zeiss Optics, f / 1.8 aperture, 1.4um pixels, dual-core focus, optical image stabilization,
      • 13MP Fixed Focus
      • Flash double high color rendering index flash
    • Front: 20MP, dynamic sensor, FF/0.9 um
    • OZO Audio capture
  • Battery: Integrated 3500 mAh battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge
  • Colors: Dark blue, Night red, Magic night silver, Night black
  • Size: 154.8×75.76×7.97 (mm)
  • Weight: 185 (g)
  • Other features:
    • USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
    • Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor
    • Face Unlock
    • Network speed LTE Cat 6, 2CA, 300Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • Bluetooth® 5.0
    • GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC

Nokia 9 feature details

Another speculated phone is the flagship Nokia 9 which has been widely rumored to feature penta-lens camera setup. The phone is supposed to feature a 5.9-inch display with QHD resolution and OLED display with 3D glass.

The Nokia 9 will be powered by Snapdragon 845 and also may have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Five-Camera Nokia Smartphone

Rumored Features and Specs

  • OS/Software: Android 9 Pie
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Storage: 128 GB internal storage, microSD card support
  • Display: Notch-less 5.9-inch, OLED display.
    • QHD resolution 3D glass
    • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Camera: Penta-Lens Rear PureView Camera
  • Battery: 4150 mAH, Wireless Charging
  • Water/Dust Resistance: IP68 rating
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