HMD Global has already released a couple of Android One smartphones under the Nokia brand this year, and now the company is gearing up to do it again. HMD claims this native tech can charge the smartphone up to 50% in 30 minutes, which is not bad for the given device in the particular price bracket (between Euro 299 to Euro 349).
Gadgets Now got some time to use the smartphone one day before the global launch and here's what we think about the newly-launched smartphone. Nevertheless, the company never give it a miss when it comes to releasing a flagship (sort of) or even a budget Nokia phone in the United States market. The phone will initially be available to pre-order starting tomorrow in the European markets in two colour variants including Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Silver.
The Nokia 7.1's highlight is its display. Although HMD claims that the viewing experience with the Nokia 7.1 will be a good one but we are yet to fully test it. The new Nokia 7.1 follows the same design language as the X.1-series smartphones like the Nokia 5.1 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
The cost of the device will be $349 in the United States, which gets you the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both the Gloss Steel and Gloss Midnight Blue variants of the device give a sense of depth and sturdiness that's unlike anything else now available in the mid-range segment, except for possibly HMD's Nokia 6.1 launched earlier this year. I have had a chance to try out the new Nokia 7.1 ahead of the launch, and here's what I think about the smartphone. The screen comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a promised update to Android Pie very soon.
The 5.84-inch 19:9 display is still LCD rather than OLED (as we'd expect at this price), but thanks to Nokia's PureDisplay technology there are a few enhancements. As with most such earbuds, these come with a carrying case that also charges them. The Nokia 7.1 will also upscale SDR content to HDR in real time, which should enhance color, increase brightness and expand the dynamic range of any video content that graces the display. In terms of optics, the Nokia 7.1 sports 12MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP Monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Talking about imaging, Nokia 7.1 features a dual-camera system at the back. The handset uses a 3,060mAh cell rechargeable via a USB Type-C (2.0) port. On the front side, it comes equipped with an AI-backed 8-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling.