+ Wednesday August 21st, 2019

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.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Kishor

Sounds very much like a paid promo

Jogi
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Jogi

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
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David Anderton

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

Anis Mistry
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Anis Mistry

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

Jeni Skunk
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Jeni Skunk

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
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David Anderton

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
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Maj

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

David Anderton
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David Anderton

I agree, although it has a flagship camera.

Adam
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Adam

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

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