Just last month, Nokia 8.1 received a significant price reduction in India during the Nokia Fans Festival. If you did not buy it then you are in luck, as the phone is now sold even cheaper.
During the Fan Festival, a 4 GB RAM version cost 20,999 rupees (~ $ 300), but now you can buy it for 19,999 rupees (~ $ 287). However, this is not a significant reduction compared to the 6 GB RAM version.
The cost of Nokia 8.1 with 6 GB of RAM is now 22,999 rupees (~ $ 330), which is 3,000 rupees (~ $ 43) less than last month during the Fan Festival.
You can buy a phone at new prices in the official online store or at Amazon (even a little cheaper). They say that it is available at new prices in brick and mortar stores.
Nokia 8.1 runs on the Snapdragon 710 processor. It also has a 6.18-inch notch display with FHD + resolution. On the back there is a 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel camera with a fingerprint scanner. It also has a 20-megapixel selfie camera, a 3,500 mAh battery with 18 W fast charge, a 3.5 mm audio jack and support for memory expansion.
He launches Android Pie out of the box and receives OS updates for 2 years, so he should get Android Q and Android R. This is an advantage that he has over most of his competitors, which have similar characteristics but have a lower price.