Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay, Zeiss-branded cameras launched

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Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay, Zeiss-branded cameras launched

Featuring dual-anodized diamond-cut edges, Nokia 7.1 comes in two colors - Midnight Blue and Steel. The camera bump from Nokia's previous devices is still present but is also barely noticeable, protruding only by 1.152mm.

The camera, from a brief tests, seems to be solid, and there's enough power inside the Nokia 7.1 to keep Android ticking along nicely.

Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, same as Nokia 6.1 Plus. Nokia will be selling 32GB and 64GB storage models, and both can be expanded via microSD.

The notch has allowed Nokia to squeeze a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display into the physical footprint of a smaller handset.

The display on the Nokia 7.1 takes a special mention as it's the first smartphone under HMD's portfolio to come with PureDisplay screen technology.

It's the company's first display tech with HDR10 support, so any content being watched in HDR will look fantastic and it's able to upscale your normal SDR video into HDR in real-time too. The 12MP sensor has 1.28um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, and Electronic Image Stabilization, while the 5MP secondary camera bosts an f/2.4 aperture.

Among the features, the 12 MP/5MP dual cameras promise fast and accurate autofocus and HDR photography even in low light, as well as studio-style "bokeh" shots, picture-in-picture capabilities and a mode that lets you use the front and back cameras simultaneously.

The thickness is just shy of 8mm, though the camera housing does jut out by around 1.5mm extra - hardly an issue. Other Nokia Android smartphones will taste Android Pie but HMD failed to announce a release timeline for them. On the bright side, quick charging support is part of the package, with HMD claiming you can recharge your battery to 50-percent of its capacity within half an hour. Not when the mid-range Nokia 7.1 provides such great bang for your buck, with no less than four other phones looking at swift Android 9 Pie updates after the 7 Plus has already made the jump. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box but will also be receiving Android 9.0 Pie in future. Speculation is rife around the Nokia 6.1 Plus to be the smartphone Nokia introduces today, while there are suggestions it could also be the Nokia 7.1 or 7.1 Plus.

Yes, it's coming to the U.S. Pre-orders for the handset will begin on October 5 and HMD will start shipping the product from October 28.

Talking about the pricing, the Nokia 7.1 has been priced at €299 (~Rs 25,400) or €349 (~Rs 29,700), depending on the region for the base 3GB model, while the price of the 4GB variant hasn't been revealed yet.

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