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Dubai hosts launch of the new Nokia 8.1 smartphone

HMD Global, the caretakers of the Nokia brand, unveils its latest product at a special event in Dubai

Dubai hosts launch of the new Nokia 8.1 smartphone
A day before Wednesday's announcement, a 30-second video spot that showed the phone highlighted its photography capabilities, was published to YouTube.

HMD Global, the caretakers of the Nokia brand, on Wednesday unveiled its latest product launch in Dubai.

Nokia revealed its next phone for what it calls the "affordable premium" market - the Nokia 8.1, which costs 399 euros ($452).

The Nokia 8.1 is the followup to the Nokia 7.1 and includes a number of updated components.

Specs include a 6.18-inch display, 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 20-megapixel front camera and is available in three colours - Iron/Steel, Blue/Silver and Steel/Copper

A day before Wednesday's announcement, a 30-second video spot that showed the phone highlighted its photography capabilities, was published to YouTube.

The Nokia 8.1 will be available later this month in Middle East markets with pre-ordering starting on Thursday, according to reports.

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