Nokia 7.1 launched with PureDisplay & Carl Zeiss optics
After several weeks of information leaks and rumors, HMD Global has finally introduced its new Android One smartphone right on schedule. As expected, the Nokia 7.1 comes out as a very interesting smartphone.
The Finnish company launched the brand new Nokia 7.1 at an event held in London yesterday – Oct4. The company also launched two companion audio accessories – Nokia True Wireless Earbuds and Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones.
Although the Nokia 7.1 does not present top of the line hardware, in general it is a smartphone that will certainly show quite solid and interesting details.
Featuring dual-anodized diamond-cut edges, Nokia 7.1 comes in two colors – Midnight Blue and Steel. The new Nokia 7.1 follows the same design language as the X.1-series smartphones like the Nokia 5.1 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
The Nokia 7.1’s highlight is its display. It is the first smartphone to come with ‘PureDisplay’ technology, which ensures higher contrast, and more vibrant colors.
It has a 5.84-inch IPS LCD FHD+ notched panel, with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display is HDR10-compliant, and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Interestingly, the smartphone also has a dedicated 16-bit engine that can convert any SDR content to HDR in real-time.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, same as Nokia 6.1 Plus. It’s paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards of up to 400GB. Like most other smartphones in HMD Global’s line-up, the Nokia 7.1 too is Android One-certified. It runs stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box, with an update to Android Pie scheduled to arrive soon.
As noted, the Nokia 7.1 comes with two cameras on the back. It consists of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel, complete with ZEISS optics and dual-LED flash. On the front, the Nokia 7.1 sports an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture AI-enhanced camera for selfies and video calls, with support for ‘3D Personas’ (Nokia’s take on Animojis). There’s support for ‘Bothies’ as well, and they can be live streamed directly to Facebook and YouTube.. The smartphone comes with a 3,060mAh battery.
The company has a event scheduled for Oct 11 in India and is expected to launch Nokia 7.1 in the indian market.
Nokia has priced the two variants at €299(NRs. 40,500) and €349(NRs. 47,300) respectively.
Nokia 7.1 Full Specification
- CPU – Octa-core 4×1.8GHz Kryo 260 + 4×1.6GHz Kryo 260
- Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 64-bit Processor
- GPU – Qualcomm Adreno 509
- Camera – 12 Megapixel + 5 Megapixel with AF and Dual LED Flash | 8 Megapixel Front Camera
- Memory – RAM- 3GB/4GB LPDDR4, 1333MHz | ROM 32GB/64GB External TF Card Up to 400GB (Uses SIM 2)
- Display – Screen size 5.84 inches IPS, LCD, FHD+ Display (2246 x 1080 Pixels)
- Battery – Non-Removable 3,000mAh Lithium-Polymer
- SIM – Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM/microSD Card), Dual Standby
- Sensors – Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint scanner
- Color – Black, Blue
- Operating System – Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Nokia True Wireless Earbuds
Providing a playback time of 3.5 hours on a single charge, these new wireless earbuds are compact enough to be carried around everywhere. For the same, they come with a charging/carrying case that can juice them up for up to 16 hours of playback.
Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones
These earphones come with a headband that sits comfortably around the user’s neck. They are claimed to have a playback time of 10 hours on a single charge, and come with a built-in vibration function that alerts the user of incoming calls and other notifications.