HMD’s budget Nokia 8.1 comes with #android Pie and an HDR-equipped display

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HMD Global just announced the Nokia 8.1, a successor to the midrange Nokia 7 Plus that was released earlier this year. The new handset, which is set to launch in the UK and Europe next year on January 14th for £379.99 (€399), swaps out the 7 Plus’ Snapdragon 660 for a Snapdragon 710, and it includes a notch and HDR10 support for its 2160 x 1440 resolution display.

Otherwise, the specs are more or less in line with what you’d expect from this price point, with 4GB of RAM flanked by 64GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 400GB via microSD). Its 3,500mAh battery can be fast charged at 18W, and yes, it has a headphone jack if you don’t want to make the jump to wireless. (But if you do, then you’ll get Bluetooth AptX support for good…

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