Nokia 7.1 launched: Price and specifications

CategoriesMobilesReadNews HMD Global introduces new Nokia 7.1
By Robin Leigh Chetty

Today, HMD Global officially announced the Nokia 7.1, the latest mid-range device from the recently revived mobile brand. Much like its name implies, this is supposed to be a higher-end alternative to the recently introduced and value-oriented Nokia 6.1 which was created to serve as yet another reliable daily driver capable of delivering consistent performance in virtually every scenario.

The Nokia 7.1 smartphone is an Android One smartphone. The handset will launch in two colors: Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Silver. 85-percent of the device is covered in glass, including 2.5D curved glass on the back, and its screen-to-body ratio is 80-percent, with the overall package being both compact (149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99mm, 160g) and easy to hold. As with most such earbuds, these come with a carrying case that also charges them. Also, the display promises enhanced readability under sunlight. Interestingly, the Nokia 7.1 is recommended for enterprise use as well.

It has a Snapdragon 636 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. In the US, the base model, which features 3GB RAM along with 32GB of storage will cost $349, while the European Union version will get it for €319. This is a very nice-looking device with some decent specs as well.

The 5.84-inch 19:9 display is still LCD rather than OLED (as we'd expect at this price), but thanks to Nokia's PureDisplay technology there are a few enhancements.

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A PixelWorks chip adjusts contrast according to environmental conditions as well as enables the handset to display HDR10 video and upgrade SDR to HDR, too.

On the photography front, the handset sports a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 12MP f/1.8 primary camera and a 5MP f/2.4 secondary camera. On the front, Nokia 7.1 has an 8MP front-facing snapper.

The camera comes with features like True Life HDR, Bokeh mode, Pro Camera mode, Livestream functionality, and Bothie.

"HMD does not say the ".1" part of the name out loud, so this is the Nokia 7.

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Besides, the company has also launched two new audio accessories - the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds and the Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones.

Looking at everything it offers, the Nokia 7.1 offers a compelling mid-range experience at an attractive price point. Nokia 7.1 uses a 3,060mAh battery along with support for fast charging via a USB Type-C port. Their battery is good for 10 hours. By my calculations, HMD Global - the Swedish firm pulling Nokia's strings - has released a total of eight phones this year, not to mention the countless others launched in 2017 during Nokia's revival following a brief hiatus.

A new variant of the Nokia 7 series, the Nokia 7.1 sits between the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 7 Plus.

Yes, it's coming to the U.S. Depending on the area in Europe, the Nokia 7.1 will be available anywhere between 299 to 349 Pounds (approx Rs 28,000 to Rs 33,000).

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