Ever since HMD Globals took Nokia under their wing, phones have been coming out to the masses. We’ve seen low-end Nokia devices, mid-range phones, and high-end Nokia phones. Asian markets have been getting the most action with the devices, but other countries are slowly getting some too. The next Nokia phone to reach the U.S. and the U.K. is the Nokia 7.1, a mid-range phone with some serious specs at an affordable price.
The Nokia 7.1 will have what HMD Global calls “PureDisplay display technology” that will be able to show HDR quality images and videos. The display will convert SDR to HDR in real-time even if whatever you’re watching doesn’t support HDR, and support for HDR10. All that on the Full HD+ 5.84-inch screen. And yes, there’s a notch present.
On the inside of the device, it’s running off the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform SoC. Internal storage is 32/64GB (support up to 400GB with Micro SD) with either 3/4GB RAM respectively. The dual rear-facing camera will be a ZEISS Optics 12MP + 5MP camera and the front-facing camera is 8MP. The phone will have the ability to take a “bothie” picture, meaning a picture where the front and back cameras will work simultaneously.
The battery capacity is 3060mAh and will be charged via USB-Type C. There is a headphone jack present and will come with Android 8.0 Oreo preinstalled. It’ll be guaranteed two years worth of updates by being on Google’s Android One Program.
The phone will start shipping in the U.K. on October 17th, while the U.S. will start seeing them on October 28th. Preorders start tomorrow on Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. The U.K. will receive the 32GB and 64GB (£299) variants, while the U.S. will only get the 64GB for $349USD. The two color options you have are Gloss Midnight Blue or Gloss Steel.
Last Updated on October 4, 2018.