Finnish based phone maker Nokia appears to be back to its former glory in the past years thanks to a lineup of very interesting, high quality and well priced handsets released into the market. Will the just released Nokia 7.1 follow the same path? Well, it’s really too early to say without having it in our hands, we do know all the specs though, so let’s begin with that.
The Nokia 7.1 comes with a relatively small (for today’s standards) 5.84-inch PureDisplay LCD screen sporting 2280 x 1080 resolution, a 19:9 aspect ratio and support for HDR10 and SDR to HDR. The high quality panel is then encased in a full glass body with the only metal part being the outer aluminum frame, a fingerprint scanner has also been placed on the back.
Inside, the Nokia 7.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage with expandable storage (up to 400GB).
Camera wise, we find a 12MP 1.28 micron sensor with f/1.8 aperture, Zeiss optics, dual PDAF, HDR, Portrait mode, Pro mode, EIS, meanwhile the secondary shooter is a 5MP with f/2.4. At the front we instead find an 8MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
Nokia’s latest mid-ranger packs lots of basic features you don’t always find on a smartphone in this segment, such as NFC; a 3.5mm audio jack along with an USB Type-C port. Finally, the 7.1 comes with dual SIM slots, a 3060mAh battery, Android 8.1 Oreo in its Android One edition (Android 9 Coming in November) and is available in two colors: Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Midnight Steel.
Pricing is probably the less exciting thing about this phone starting at $349.99 for the 3GB / 32GB model in the US. Meanwhile in Europe there’ll be the 3GB / 32GB going for 319€ and the 4GB / 64GB variant going for 349€ (around $400).