After launching the Nokia 7.1 at a launch event in London last month, the company had said that the phone would soon be made available in the Indian market. Well, today, HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 7.1 in India.
Priced at Rs. 19,999, which roughly converts to $287, the Nokia 7.1 will be available for purchase in India from 7th December. It will be available through Nokia’s own online store as well as other leading mobile retailers across the country in two colors — Glossy Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel.
There are also several offers associated with the purchase of Nokia 7.1 in India. Airtel is offering 1TB of 4G data for plans starting at Rs. 199. On the other hand, the postpaid users get 120GB of additional data along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription for selected plans.
To recall, the Nokia 7.1 features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ “PureDisplay” with 19:9 screen aspect ratio and a notch on top. The company claims that the PureDisplay’s internal HDR can convert the SDR content into the HDR in real-time.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s mid-range Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, which is claimed to deliver 40 percent improved performance over its predecessor Snapdragon 630. It is coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and comes in two models — 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM.
However, the company has only launched the 4GB RAM model in India, which packs 64GB of internal storage. It also comes with a microSD card slot that enables storage expansion up to 400GB.
For photography, the phone comes with a new Zeiss imaging solution, featuring a dual camera setup on the back that’s stacked vertically in the top-center position. It comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth sensing.
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 8-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
The Nokia 7.1 is a part of Google‘s Android One programme and runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. The Finnish company has promised the Android Pie update by the end of this month and future updates for two years.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C 2.0, NFC, and 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security. The phone is backed by a 3,060mAh battery and comes with support for fast charging.