HMD Global has been on phone launching spree this year and the Nokia 7.1 is the latest in its lineup of devices that have started sounding abnormal. The phone isn’t coming to India for now and will be eyeing its buyers in the Europe first up with pricing set at 299 and 349 Euros.
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. While the Nokia 7 never made it to India, we got hold of the Nokia 7.1 Plus that for Rs 25,999 did well for its segment.
Not to forget, this is also one of the very few phones in 2018 to be running on Android Pie version. Coming back to the Nokia 7.1, here’s a look at what the latest Nokia phone will offer.
The phone gets a 5.8-inch screen with FHD+ resolution of 2280×1080 pixels, just like what we saw and liked on the Nokia 6.1 Plus few weeks back. But HMD Global told us that with the Nokia 7.1, you’re getting more punch from the screen which it calls Pure Display, something used by the brand for the first time.
It comes with Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with 3 or 4GB RAM and offering storage variants 32 and 64GB. You can choose between using a single SIM or expand the storage space further, something that’s doable with a hybrid SIM slot.
Design-wise, the phone isn’t very different from the 6.1 Plus and that’s not a bad thing in the first place. The build quality is durable with aluminium at the forefront of how the phone is made, giving you enough confidence while holding it. The USB Type C port is placed at the bottom, the fingerprint reader at the back of the phone.
And yes, there’s a notch on the front. Duh!
Time for Zeiss Optics
Unlike the 6.1 Plus, HMD Global highlighted that the Nokia 7.1 will get dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics lens. The resulting images did turn out better than what we got with the Nokia 6.1 Plus, even though we’d like some more improvement on the low-light front.
We’ll do a detailed review of the camera once it launches in India but the change in quality was evident. Finally, the Nokia 7.1 comes loaded with a 3060mAh battery that the company feels is good enough for a single day’s usage.
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