HMD Global announced Nokia 7.1 pricing and availability this week, detailing a mid-range device that brings plenty of premium specs for the price of just $349.99. That's despite the fact the Nokia 7.1 still comes with a traditional 3.5 mm jack, mind you.
The only Nokia smartphone to get the stable Android Pie so far is Nokia 7 Plus which was one of the eligible devices for Android Pie Beta. If you're in the market for an affordable Android device, the Nokia 7.1 is one to keep on your radar. 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.
The Nokia 7.1 will open for preorders on October 5th in Europe and the United Kingdom, where it will be priced from £299. There's a microSD card slot as well which allows users to expand storage up to 400GB.
The phone itself is powered by the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform and includes a USB type-C fast charging port that promises to provide up to 50 percent of your battery power in 30 mins. There's HDR support, of course, and a background blurring portrait mode that you can adjust before you take the shot. The display supports HDR 10 and is also capable of converting SDR to HDR in real time. If you're looking for a lovely phone with decent specs, Android One (Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, with Android 9 Pie coming in November), and a price that won't break the bank, the Nokia 7.1 is a good bet!
For imaging duties, the smartphone boasts of dual rear cameras consisting of a 12MP autofocus sensor with 1.2um pixel size and f/1.8 aperture along with a 5MP monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.12um pixel size. However as usual with such buds, the pocketable charging case is also a battery pack, topping up the earbuds when you don't need them, for around 16 hours more listening time in total. The Nokia 7.1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and comes affiliated to the Android One programme. It's paired with a secondary, 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 lens.
Priced at €129 for a vague European release taking place in November, they will be joined to market by a cheaper €69 Nokia Pro Wireless headset billed as the "perfect companion for your commute" rather than the "perfect companion for your smartphone".
HMD has also touted the camera capabilities of the new phone.
The buds offer up to 3.5 hours of playback or 4 hours of talk time with the included charging case offering up to three additional charges.