At today’s event in London, HMD Global took the wraps off the Nokia 7.1, a premium-looking smartphone that offers somewhat compelling features such as HDR support.
And why shouldn’t they? Alongside the Nokia 6.1 Plus, its sibling Nokia 6.1 will also get the much-awaited Android 9 Pie update this month, followed by the newly launched Nokia 7.1 in November. Also, the display promises enhanced readability under sunlight. Dual-camera for blurred backgrounds in your portrait shots? With this technology, HMD is aiming to bring HDR displays to the mid-range segment. The two variants are priced at €299 and €349 respectively.
In the hand, the Nokia 7.1 feels surprisingly solid, too. Also, HMD Global promised the Nokia 7.1 will be officially available to the rest of the world next week. You can now add Snapchat-like filters and masks, and adjust the split between front and rear cameras – unlike the 50:50 split it is on other Nokia phones. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and 3GB/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. Their battery is good for 10 hours.
The True Wireless Earbuds and charging case.
Talking about the new device, The Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology which aims to achieve stunning HDR10 cinematic quality entertainment inside and out. That means you not only get stock Android experience with no third-party apps – you also get access to fast security and fast Android updates.
The “bothie” feature that has become a trademark of Nokia-branded smartphones will be included in the Nokia 7.1 as well.
HMD Global has already released a couple of Android One smartphones under the Nokia brand this year, and now the company is gearing up to do it again.
The Nokia 7.1 has been announced for Europe as of now.
At the same time, the tech also delivers adaptive brightness and contrast capability to the phone.
It’s the latest addition to the Nokia Android One family, which includes the mid-range Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus, and the high-end Nokia 8 Sirocco.
Both of these manufacturers are well-known for dragging their feet when it comes to pushing out the latest Android OS upgrades to their older handsets.
Which version you can get hold of is region dependent. And we’re tempted to agree.
In terms of optics, the Nokia 7.1 bears a vertically aligned pair of dual rear camera setup that consists of a 12-megapixel primary sensor, with autofocus and f/1.8 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture.