Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch ‘PureDisplay’ HDR panel, Snapdragon 636 SoC launched

Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch ‘PureDisplay’ HDR panel, Snapdragon 636 SoC launched

Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch ‘PureDisplay’ HDR panel, Snapdragon 636 SoC launched

It will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as part of an Android One programme. with an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie slated for next month.

In India, we've seen them launch the 6.1 Plus and the 5.1 Plus that are priced at Rs 15,999 and Rs 10,999 respectively.

A new variant of the Nokia 7 series, the Nokia 7.1 sits between the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 7 Plus. This is the same internal setup as the Moto Z3 Play and Asus ZenFone 5 so, if either of those devices is any indication as to how well the 7.1 will perform come launch, this should be a rather speedy phone indeed.

Make no mistake, though, you're not going to accidentally mix-up phones and pocket your friend's Nokia 7.1 instead of your iPhone XS. The phone will initially be available to pre-order starting tomorrow in the European markets in two colour variants including Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Silver.

The first thing that stands out with the Nokia 7.1 is its handsome design and materials.

HMD Global, the firm behind the Nokia smartphone relaunch, says this display can show content with higher contrast and great clarity. In the USA, you'll get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while some markets will get a cheaper model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. But for people who care more about the basics and have a less complicated relationship with their phones, this could be a solid selling point.

Nokia's otherwise solidly specified 5.5-inch flagship smartphone is let down by its curved 16:9 aspect-ratio screen. The display is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Nokia's flagship phones, the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco are also getting Pie, but not until next month.

The single front 8MP camera comes with a new AI assisted portrait mode - we weren't able to test it, but I wouldn't expect excellent results here. With this technology, HMD is aiming to bring HDR displays to the mid-range segment. However, that is not the notable feature of the smartphone, because the Nokia 7.1 offers real-time SDR to HDR conversion for all user content.

Talking about imaging, Nokia 7.1 features a dual-camera system at the back.

In terms of photography, the Nokia 7.1 features a 12MP f/1.8 camera and 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor together with ZEISS optics on its rear. It's one of the few earbuds out there to support Bluetooth 5.0, and the charging case uses USB Type-C instead of the dying micro-USB connector.

Out of the box the phone will run the AndroidOne version of Android Oreo, though an upgrade to Android Pie is forthcoming. Backing up the entire package is a 3,060mAh battery with fast-charging support. On the front side, it comes equipped with an AI-backed 8-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling.

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