HMD global is holding an event today in Dubai, wherein it is expected to a new phone. The company has previously teased three new Nokia smartphones for the event, of which the most certain smartphone to launch today would be the Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia X7. The event will be held in Dubai that will start at 8:30 pm IST and will be live-streamed on the company's official YouTube channel.
Followed with the Dubai launch, the company plans on launching it in India, along with other phones. The Nokia 8.1 will most likely be replacing the Nokia 7 Plus in India, backed with better hardware and design.
Based on rumours, the Nokia 8.1 is expected to sport a 5.18-inch FHD+ (2246x1080) display with a notch on the front, including a PureDisplay screen technology with high contrast and accurate colours. The phone will get Gorilla Glass protection both on the front and back. The Nokia 8.1 will come in three colour options of Red, Silver and Blue. Powering the Nokia 8.1 would be the 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset and could come in two variants that include a 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB.
For optics, the phone is expected to come with a dual camera set up at the back with Zeiss branding that includes a 12 Megapixel camera and a 13 Megapixel camera. On the front would be the 20 Megapixel camera. It will house a 3,400mAh battery and will ship with Android 9 Pie, as a part of Android one program.
There have been reports of Nokia 9 as well, but it won't launch as Nokia doesn't have a history of launching a flagship at the end of the year. HMD Global could launch it next year in MWC 2019.