Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay, Zeiss-branded cameras launched

first_imgHMD Global on Thursday announced the Nokia 7.1 at an event in London. The phone, which is an upgrade over last year’s Nokia 7, comes soon after the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus phones, both of which have made their way to the Indian market. The new Nokia 7.1 brings a similar design language as the other two, but with two notable new features – PureDisplay screen technology and Zeiss-branded dual cameras.Not only is the Nokia 7.1 similar to the 6.1 Plus in design, but it also shares a lot of the same hardware. It will come in two colours – Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel. It will be available tomorrow in Europe and next week in other markets like the US. The Nokia 7.1 is priced between 299 to 349 Pounds (approx Rs 28,000 to Rs 33,000). HMD is yet to announce its India availability, but considering the company is hosting an event on October 11 in India, we expect the Nokia 7.1 to be announced for the country next week.Nokia 7.1 specificationsThe Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ (2246×1080) IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. HMD is calling this the first Nokia phone with a PureDisplay screen technology for a more immersive viewing experience and better contrast with HDR10 support. The company says this will allow you to experience vibrant videos on apps like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video that support HDR content. The phone will also convert SDR to HDR content in real-time.The design of the Nokia 7.1 may look almost identical to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, but there’s a little more to the overall finish. The phone is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back along with a dual-anodised Series 6000 aluminium frame with diamond cut edges. You also get Nokia’s trademark accents around the edges, camera lens and fingerprint sensor on the back. The Nokia 7.1 is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The phone will be offered with 3GB and 4GB of RAM along with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, respectively. Both the variants support storage expandability up to 400GB via microSD card.advertisementNotably, the new Nokia phone gets a dual camera setup with Zeiss-branded lenses, something that was missing on the 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 7.1 brings a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.28 micron pixels and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth support. Up front, the Nokia 7.1 gets an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. HMD says the Nokia 7.1 can capture true-to-life HDR images. The camera app also gets a Pro mode and bokeh effect, among other things.The Nokia 7.1 will house a 3,060mAh battery, which is once again similar to the the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The phone will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo and the device will be part of the Android One program. HMD says the phone will soon be updated to Android 9 Pie soon. Pie will bring features like Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery and App Actions. The phone is also ARCore certified and will be able to run thousands of AR apps in the Play Store. The handset supports USB Type-C port, fast charging, hybrid dual SIM slot and weighs around 160 grams, making it pretty lightweight.HMD also announced two new wireless earphones. One is a truly wireless earbuds with up to 16 hours of audio playback thanks to the audio case. The other is the Pro Wireless Earphones which comes with magnetic connectors.”Almost two thirds of videos around the world are viewed on mobile 1 which is why we’ve introduced our PureDisplay screen technology, to give everyone a premium viewing experience on a smartphone. The Nokia 7.1 even offers real-time SDR to HDR conversion, meaning you can experience HDR quality entertainment, even when your content is not,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global.ALSO READ: Nokia 5.1 Plus review: HMD notches yet another win in the affordable segment”We believe the best camera is the one you carry with you, so we’ve designed a new imaging experience powered by ZEISS Optics, featuring rapid auto focus thanks to the two-phase detection technology to capture your own incredible HDR photography. We are excited to deliver a unique, premium experience in collaboration with best in class partners to deliver a standout smartphone at great value.”last_img read more