HMD Global has unveiled Nokia 7.1 smartphone at an event in London. Nokia 7.1 is the successor to the company’s Nokia 7 smartphone that we saw last year and has been launched right after Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. The smartphone comes with PureDisplay screen technology and Zeiss-branded dual cameras.
Nokia 7.1 mobile will be available in two colour variants — Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel. In global markets, the smartphone will be available starting October. In Europe, the base storage model of Nokia 7.1 is priced at 299 Euros and the higher storage model costs 349 Euros.
While there is no official word about the smartphone‘s availability in India, HMD Global is hosting an event here on October 11. So we wouldn’t be wrong to expect the smartphone getting launched then.
The Nokia 7.1 features a 5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display that has an aspect ratio of 19:9. Nokia 7.1 comes with PureDisplay screen technology which — according to the company — ensures a more immersive viewing experience and enhances contrast with HDR10 support. HMD Global is calling Nokia 7.1 the first ever Nokia smartphone to come with the said technology that allows users to view vibrant videos on various apps that support HDR content. Nokia 7.1 mobile can also convert SDR content to HDR in real-time.
The front and the back panel of the smartphone are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The design comes clubbed with dual-anodised Series 6000 aluminium frame that has diamond cut edges. The back panel also houses the dual camera setup and the fingerprint sensor. Powered by 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 processor, Nokia 7.1 smartphone comes in two storage variants — one with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Both the variants can support a microSD card of up to 400GB.
The dual rear camera setup of the smartphone comes with a 12MP+5MP sensors. While the primary sensor comes with f/1.8 aperture and 1.28 micron pixels, the secondary sensor has depth support. Both the cameras come with Zeiss-branded lenses. For selfies and video calls, there is an 8MP front facing snapper that has an aperture of f/2.0.
Nokia 7.1 houses a 3,060mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Note that the device is a part of Google’s Android One program — much like other Nokia smartphones that have been launched this year. This means that users will get timely Android updates and security patches. HMD Global has also promised an Android 9 Pie update for Nokia 7.1 soon. The newly launched Nokia 7.1 is ARCore certified — which means that it has the ability to run a number of AR apps that are found in Play Store.
Connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides a fingerprint sensor, the smartphone also has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope and a proximity sensor.
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