Finnish company that owns the Nokia brand has launched Nokia 7.1., along with a couple of wireless earbuds at event held in London. The announcements made at the event indicates the Nokia 7.1 is being launched in the European and the US markets and it is not clear when it will be sold in India.
With regard to the specification of the new phone, it will sport a display of 5.84 inches and has kept an aspect ratio of 19:9 allowing space for a notch and reducing the bezels to the bare minimum. The screen resolution is 2280x1080pixels, making it a full HD+ display. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor in the CPU and the Nokia 7.1 is being released in 2 variants; one with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and the other 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The provision for a microSD card that can take the storage up to 400GB is also provided. A 3060mAh battery will power the device with the fast charging capability and it is expected the battery will last out a whole day on normal usage.
When it comes to the OS, the Nokia 7.1 is being branded under the Android One umbrella and while the first lot of shipments to be made by the end of this month may come with the Android Oreo loaded, HMD Global has said the upgrade to the Android Pie will happen sooner than later.
It is in the camera section that HMD Global is placing its bets on selling the Nokia 7.1. A dual camera setup in the rear sees a 12MP sensor and a secondary 5MP sensor and in the front camera for selfies, there is an 8MP sensor. A host of features have been added to the imaging section with blurring out the background using the bokeh effect, a Pro mode on the front camera and the unique â€˜bothieâ€™ effect in which you can take photos on both the cameras together. Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel are the two colour optios.
As mentioned, the new Nokia 7.1 is currently meant for the Europe and the US markets and the prices disclosed for these two markets are â‚¬319 and $349 for the lower variants respectively. These would roughly convert into Rs 27,000 and Rs 26,000 respectively.
HMD Global used the event to unveil two more products, Nokia True Wireless Earbuds and the Nokia Pro Wireless Earphone.
The True Wireless Earbuds weigh 5gms per earbud and are capable of lasting 3.5 hours of runtime on a single charge. Since these are meant for use while on the go, the company supplies a charging case that can charge the earbuds to give 16.5 hours of further runtime.
The other Nokia Pro Wireless Earphone is a head-set of the neckband style and can be put on for 10 hours without the charge being exhausted. These products are expected to ship to European markets in November.