Nokia 7.1 With Zeiss Optics Camera Launched: Price, Specs & More

Yolanda Curtis
October 5, 2018

If you're looking to spend a little less, you may find the Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones a little easier on the wallet.

The design of the Nokia 7.1 may look nearly identical to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, but there's a little more to the overall finish. 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. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear side of the smartphone.

Lovingly referred to as the "Banana Phone" it's going to be available in two colours - a vibrant yellow for those of who love themselves a ripe phone, or black for those who liked prefer the whole "may still be okay for baking" aesthetic. All things considered, anyone on the lookout for an aesthetically pleasing device on a budget will likely want to consider the Nokia 7.1 this fall because the gadget is as stylish as contemporary (non-Samsung) smartphones get. 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. The phone will be offered with 3GB and 4GB of RAM along with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, respectively. This 19:9 aspect ratio display is HDR10 certified which is impressive for a "budget" phone and this means you'll be able to enjoy HDR content better that is taken with your phone or uploaded in sites like YouTube. Because of this, we have to assume Pie will come shortly after the launch of this phone, and since it is an Android One device, rest assured that it will come in a timely manner. Both the variants support storage expandability up to 400GB via microSD card. Early buyers will begin receiving their shipments from October 28, whereas 285 Best Buy locations will also be stocking the Nokia 7.1 and allow prospective buyers to try it out from November 4. As you can see, there are openings for the microphone, USB-C charging port and single speaker on the bottom of the phone. The USP of the device is its 5.84-inch screen with a Full HD+ (1080X2280 pixels) resolution and a notch on top. Software-wise, the phone boots the stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo.

Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, same as Nokia 6.1 Plus. HMD says that will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie shortly after launch, and the Nokia 7.1 will be part of Google's Android One program.

The camera, from a brief tests, seems to be solid, and there's enough power inside the Nokia 7.1 to keep Android ticking along nicely. It's comprised of a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) sensor, and a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) sensor, complete with ZEISS optics and dual-LED flash. This is certainly a phone to watch as it could be one of the best mid-range smartphones of the year.

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