After it was announced back in December 2018, HMD Global has today announced that the new Nokia 8.1 is on sale in Australia.

The Nokia 8.1 has landed at JB HiFi and is on sale today for $699 RRP.

What does it offer?

The Nokia 8.1 is a genuine value flagship phone, offering HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology and accelerated performance, paired with ZEISS optics. The Nokia 8.1 is no fool, offering an advanced AI 20 MP camera, meaning users can capture stunning moments like a professional.

There are two colour options on sale in Australia – the Blue/Silver (as shown above) and Steel/Copper. Both are on sale for $699 from today. Earlier, this phone was slated to go on sale on Thursday 21 February, but the availability has been brought forward a couple of days.

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Kishor
Kishor
1 year ago

Sounds very much like a paid promo

Jogi
Jogi
1 year ago

Nokia 8.1 with same specs in India Rs 26000.00 which is AUD 515.00 it even cheaper in China somewhere around AUD 355.00. here is completely rip off by Gready Retailers.

David Anderton
David Anderton
Reply to  Jogi
1 year ago

Nokia sets the RRP, but yes it’s easy too expensive.

Anis Mistry
Anis Mistry
1 year ago

You can get a brand new OnePlus 6T for around 725 on eBay with top flagship specs. Nokia get your expectations realistic.

Jeni Skunk
Jeni Skunk
Reply to  Anis Mistry
1 year ago

That’s ebay, with no overheads. JB is physical retail. So JB prices will be higher than a grey market seller on ebay.

David Anderton
David Anderton
1 year ago

Considering JB are selling a 30+ at the moment for $479 this is way overpriced as much as I love the idea of Android One.

Maj
Maj
1 year ago

Flagship phone with a Snapdragon 710?
I think not.
That is a mid-level phone specification.

David Anderton
David Anderton
Reply to  Maj
1 year ago

I agree, although it has a flagship camera.

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Maj
1 year ago

It was likely copy-pasted from the media release, I doubt Ausdroid themselves would call this a flagship phone