In a world where flagship smartphones have crossed the $1,000 boundary, HMD Global has tapped into the price/performance market by introducing the Nokia 7.1. Though it is not as powerful as the remaining handsets that command four-digit prices, this one will go easy on your wallet and looking at the specifications plus other features it has to offer, looks like this might be the device to deserve your dollars. Here are all the important details related to the Nokia 7.1 that you need to know right now.
Design and Display
The Nokia 7.1 features a 5.84-inch IPS LCD screen with a notch at the notch and chin bezel at the bottom, which shows the Nokia logo. The front is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and according to HMD Global, the LCD panel can get noticeably bright. 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. The design of the handset feels like every other device with a metal and glass chassis, so there is nothing extraordinary here that we should ponder upon any further.
Performance and Other Specifications
The Nokia 7.1 is armed with a Snapdragon 636 chipset that is complemented with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The base model features 32GB of internal storage, while the 4GB RAM variant features memory that has been bumped up to 64GB. While the storage is expandable via microSD card, the internal memory is running on eMMC 5.1 speeds.
At the backside of the smartphone, the Nokia 7.1 is equipped with two cameras, a main 12MP, F/1.8 one and another 5MP monochrome one that would be used for depth-sensing information. This allows for the Bokeh mode to be activated with the Nokia 7.1, allowing the user to snap images with a background blur effect. At the front, the smartphone features a single 8MP camera.
Battery and Software
The Nokia 7.1 features a 3060mAh battery that can be charged via Type-C USB port and fortunately, the smartphone supports fast-charging that takes the battery life from 0-50 percent in 30 minutes. As for the software, the handset is running Android 8.1 Oreo, but since it belongs to the Android One lineup, there are several benefits to this. Firstly, you will experience a clean UI with reduced bloatware, resulting in a fluid OS.
Another thing that the Nokia 7.1 brings to the table is that it will provide the user with timely software and security updates. As for the yearly software updates, those are going to be handled by HMD Global. According to the company, it is going to be updated to Android 9 Pie, followed by two years of software updates, and three years of security patches.
Pricing and Availability
The available colours for the Nokia 7.1 are Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel. The smartphone will be on pre-order starting on October 5 with actual shipments coming on October 28. In the U.S., the base model, which features 3GB RAM along with 32GB of storage will cost $349, while the EU version will get it for €319. As for the upgraded variant, it will cost €349.