Nokia is continuously trying to get into the race of smartphones with its every new launch smartphone. In the race where many brands are already clashing with each other by showing unique features in their smartphones, So Nokia is finding it difficult to catch all the attention. This time with Nokia 7.1 it will try to grab some costly attention.
Now a days the mid-range smartphone segment is too crowded. So, it must be required for smartphones brands to do something unique which will attract a lot of views.
Recently Samsung showed his unique move i.e the triple-rear-camera combination in new Samsung Galaxy A7 and may continue this tactic in upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro, which is expected to come With four-rear-camera combination.
Nokia 7.1 in details
This time with Nokia 7.1 the brand has done some noticeable changes like pure display screen technology and Zeiss branded dual cameras.
Nokia claims that this is the first Smartphone of the company which comes with pure display screen technology. Which will take your viewing experience to the next level?
You can say that this Nokia 7.1 is the successor of last year Nokia 7 but it has made a lot of improvements over it to be a worthy successor.
Let’s dive into a complete description of the new Nokia 7.1 so that you will get a better idea on it.
Nokia 7.1 comes with a die-cast metal core and aluminum frame design which feels solid in your hand.
The design has been inspired by aspects of jewelry design, and this is apparent in the Gloss Steel version – according to Nokia.
Both front and back have glass on with aluminum in the middle. Both the glass panels have 2.5D curvature and the anodized aluminum frame cut from a 6000-series aluminum with Diamond cut edges looks stunning.
You also get Nokia’s trademark accents around the edges, camera lens and fingerprint sensor on the back, which gives it a stylish look.
On the top side Nokia 7.1 offering a secondary microphone for noise canceling and 3.5mm audio jack which is very much necessary.
There is a volume up and down button and a power lock/unlock button on the right side of the phone. And a SIM tray on the left side which is a hybrid slot.
At the bottom, there is a primary microphone, speaker grille and a USB-type C port for connectivity and charging.
On the back, there is a dual camera set up at the top middle portion with a LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is placed just underneath of the setup. The rest of the back is left empty.
On the front, there is a notch which houses the front-facing camera, earpiece and proximity sensor.
The side bezels are but thinner but you can notice a pretty large chin which shows the branding of “Nokia”.
Nokia 7.1 comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio type 5.84-inch Full HD Plus display of resolution 1080 ×2280 pixels and 432 ppi pixel density.
The display supports to HDR10 and offering a more immersive viewing experience with the pure display screen. The display has a high contrast, which means blacks are deep and colors are vivid.
By which you can enjoy vibrant videos on YouTube, Netflix and Amazon prime that supports to HDR contents.
Nokia uses the 16-bits pipeline engine for real-time conversion of SDR to HDR contents.
There is a Corning Gorilla glass 3 on the screen to protect it against odd drops. It does not let you feel that you are holding a heavy object in your hand with just 159g of weighing.
In other dimensions it is 7.9mm thin, 71.1mm in width and 149.7mm in height.
Camera And Sensors
Nokia 7.1 features the dual camera setup with Zeiss branded lenses on the back. A 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.28 micron-pixels and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with aperture f/2.4 and 1.12 Micron-pixels for depth support.
The camera app includes rapid auto-focus, two-phase detection, Electronic image stabilization (EIS) also supports effects like portrait and bokeh mode.
You can also adjust the amount of bokeh in a picture by using a real-time slider.
On the front, there is an 8MP front-facing camera of an aperture f/2.0 with AI-based portrait mode and field-focus-sensor. Which able to capture 84° field of view.
Nokia 7.1 supports to Bothie mode. Which means you can capture with both front and rear camera and front camera simultaneously.
You can use Bothie mode to capture both video and picture. You can even live-stream with Bothie.
Bothie mode has been improved i.e You can now add Snapchat-like filters and masks, and adjust the split between front and rear cameras. The improvement also includes shooting each side of Bothie one at a time. So you can present in both Bothie shots.
There is a LED flash place below the dual camera setup to enhance low light pictures to a perfect one. You can able record videos up to 1080p @30fps.
Along with the fingerprint sensor on the back, Nokia 7.1 also includes sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor.
Processor And Software
Nokia 7.1 is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset octa-core processor with Adreno 509 GPU. Which allow you to do multitasking and run your apps smoothly.
Your gaming experience will increase as Nokia 7.1 offers OZO audio for a spatial 3D sound both for capture and playback.
Audio focus mode let you minimize the unwanted background noise. So, you can get more clear audio and focused on what is most important.
Nokia 7.1 runs on top of Android Oreo v8.1 and is a part of Android One program. Which means it runs on stock Android, no excessive bloatware.
It will get updated to Android Pie v9.0 as soon as next month and will receive regular security updates for three years and software updates for two year – According to HMD.
Android Pie v9.0 means you will able to use features like digital Wellbeing, Adaptive brightness, App action and many more.
RAM And Storage
Nokia 7.1 ships with two different variants i.e 3GB RAM and 32GB internal
And 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
You can also expand the storage up to 400GB through a Micro-SD card but for this, you will have to sacrifice one SIM slot. As this Nokia model comes with a hybrid SIM slot.
Nokia 7.1 backed with a 3060mAH battery under the hood, which is just 60mAH larger than the battery of Nokia 7.
It comes with a 9V/2A fast charger which gets you a charge of 50% in just 30 minutes.
Nokia 7.1 include connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
HMD also announced two new wireless earphones. One is a truly wireless earbud with 16 hours standby for audio. The other one is pro wireless earphones which comes with a magnetic connector, provides up to 10 hours of playback time.
Nokia 7.1 full specification
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October 28th|
|BODY||Dimensions||149.7 x 71.2 x 8 mm (5.89 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||160 g (5.64 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.84 inches, 85.1 cm2 (~79.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|– HDR10 compliant|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260|
|MEMORY||Card Slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 1.28µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|Features||Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 408 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 19 h 30 min (3G)|
|MISC||Colors||Gloss midnight blue, gloss steel|
|Price||About 350 EUR|
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Release Date, Price, and Color
HMD global announced the launch of Nokia 7.1 on October 4, Thursday in London. But it not specially mentioned when the device will be coming to India.
It is hearing that HMD holding an event in India on October 11, where the Nokia 7.1 could announce.
The price of the globally announced variants are
319€ for the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant.
And 349€ for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant.
If you directly convert the global retail price to the Indian rupee, then it will be approximately ₹27,000 for the 3GB/32GB and ₹29,000 for the 4GB/64GB variant.
But no doubt the price will be in front of you after the October 11 India launch event.
Nokia 7.1 will be available with two color options i.e Gloss midnight blue and Gloss midnight steel. Whereas the midnight steel is more attractive between the two.
Final Words On Nokia 7.1
Attractive body design, glossy finish on the aluminum frame, glass panel on both front and back Nokia 7.1 will get five out five on build quality.
Zeiss branded lenses in the rear camera definitely provide good images and will attract lots of views.
Most importantly Google’s Android one integration gives the surety that it will get software updates faster than other normal Android devices.
The absence of a dedicated Micro SD card slot will be miss out by many users because that feature in India market holds a high demand.
The battery in Nokia 7.1 should have been large than the original one.
It is a bit interesting to see at what price range Nokia 7.1 hits the Indian market. Because as I said the mid-range segment is too crowded and the Chinese brands are offering high-end specifications at the low price range.
So, in order to make a mark in the Indian market, it must have to offer a reasonable price for its specs. All the doubts will be cleared after the launch event on October 11 in India.