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

Adjust Comment Print

The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 7.1 runs Android Oreo, based on the Android One programme, with an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie slated for next month.

It is backed by a 3,060mAh non-removable battery that also supports fast charging.

The Nokia 7.1 is armed with a Snapdragon 636 chipset that is complemented with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back.

Unlike the Nokia 7, the Nokia 7.1 will launch globally, with pre-orders starting tomorrow, October 5.

It also has a glass-metal sandwich like the more expensive phones out there with a 6000 series aluminium frame and available in two colours: Gloss Steel and Gloss Midnight Blue. Also of note is that the Nokia 7.1 includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is something not all smartphones can say. HMD has baked some special features into the Nokia 7.1 to utilize those cameras, like a Pro Camera Mode that gives you control over the white balance, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. The phone comes in 3GB/4GB and 32GB/64GB storage options along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

The Nokia 7.1 has been officially unveiled at a launch event in London, promising improved Zeiss optics, a handsome viewing experience and a new generation of Nokia design. This 19:9 panel features an FHD+ resolution of 2,280 by 1,080 pixels and functions as a more conventional 18:9 (2:1) screen when not accounting for its notch. Interestingly, the Nokia 7.1 is recommended for enterprise use as well. 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. Interestingly, the smartphone also has a dedicated 16-bit engine that can convert SDR content to HDR in real-time. 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.

It also has an eight-megapixel front-facing camera and features Nokia's "bothie" pictures, which use front and rear cameras with a new slider to adjust the split screen. Not quite because right in the middle of its presentation, HMD laid out its timetable for rolling out Android 9 Pie. The latter sports a neckband with up to 10 hours of playback time. It will be available from Best Buy stores on November 4.

The new Nokia 7.1 will be rolled out into the market starting from this month onwards with a global average price tag of European Union 319 (about RM 1522) for the 3GB/32GB variant. Although HMD claims that the viewing experience with the Nokia 7.1 will be a good one but we are yet to fully test it.

Cut to the latter portion of the year and, as the winter nights begin to creep in, yet another Nokia smartphone will make an appearance in phone shops across the land.