HMD To Launch Nokia 7.1 In India In November
HMD Global had launched their Nokia 7.1 smartphone at an event held in London earlier this moth. The device was announced for the European market. An India launch was expected soon after, but HMD launched the device as the Nokia X7 in China after a few days. However, the India launch of the device is now near, according to a report, stating that we may see the Nokia 7.1 soon.
The device was also showcased at the Indian Mobile Congress held in New Delhi, adding to the fact that the device will arrive soon. The Nokia 7.1 is the successor to the Nokia 7 Plus and combines a premium style and finish with Zeiss optics and the Android One experience.
The Nokia 7.1 has a one piece aluminium body with 2.5D curved glass edges. It has a 5.85 inch FHD+ display with a notch and a 2280 x 1080 px resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a 432 ppi pixel density. The Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone by HMD to have the ‘Pure Display’ technology. This enables the display to have HDR10 support and therefore make it more crisp. The device has a special chip which lets it convert any content into the HDR10 format in real time. This feature is seen in flagship devices.
It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, supported by the Adreno 509 GPU. The device offers 3 GB and 4 GB RAM variants and 32 GB/ 64 GB storage options. The storage can be expanded upto 400 GB using a microSD card. It has a 3,060 mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. The company says that the phone will get the Android 9 Pie update by the end of November. Additionally, it is a part of the Android One program, meaning that it has a very clean stock Android experience and will receive speedy updates.
The Nokia 7.1 has a 12 MP+ 5 MP dual rear camera. The 12 MP sensor has an aperture of f/1.8. The setup has Zeiss lenses, and offers the highest quality, according to the company. The rear camera also supports the live Bokeh feature, which was only available in the flagship Nokia 8 up until now. The device has an 8 MP f/2.0 front facing camera which features an advanced version of the Bothie Mode. The Bothie Mode by Nokia lets users take pictures or record video with both, the front and rear cameras at the same time.
Price & Availability
The Nokia 7.1 is available in the European market for a price which converts to around Rs 25,000. The Indian price of the device is however, reported to be Rs 30,000. The device is also said to be an online exclusive.