At the early part of October, HMD Global expanded its smartphone catalogue with the addition of the Nokia 7.1. The model was yet another Snapdragon 636-powered model and it came in 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB memory options. Well, that is on paper and n some region but apparently, HMD only made the lower 3GB+32GB version available in Europe. The news making the rounds is that the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant will be available to buyers in Europe from this Friday.
Nokia 7.1 adopts a design that isn’t very much different from that of the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6). It has a notch on top of the display but at the rear, there is a dual camera setup instead of a single sensor. The device features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ “PureDisplay” with a 19:9 screen aspect ratio. The Nokia 7.1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo under Google’s Android One program and comes with a promise for monthly security updates for three years after its launch.
On the camera end, the Nokia 7.1 packs a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup at the rear with Zeiss optics. The camera comes with features like True Life HDR, Bokeh mode, Pro Camera mode, Livestream functionality, and Bothie. On the front side, it comes equipped with an AI-backed 8MP snapper for taking selfies and video calling. The Nokia 7.1 gets its juice from a 3060mAh battery with fast-charging that fills about 45% of the empty battery in 30 minutes. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as connectivity options such as Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and NFC. It is available in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel with a copper accent.
For the price, the 4GB/64GB version, which is now up for pre-order in the Czech Republic, comes with a price tag of CZK8,499 or about €330. This price is notably cheaper than the launch RRP of €349.