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Nokia unveiled the new Nokia 7.1: the first to feature Nokia’s PureDisplay tech

cjmagowan  —  2 weeks ago ( Oct 09, 2018 )    |    Mobile, News

HMD Global unveiled part of Nokia’s 2018 lineup with another mid-range device that’s particularly an update to the Nokia 7 from last year. Called the new Nokia 7.1, it features Nokia’s latest design offerings which of course with a notch on top of the display and a significantly thin bezels. The body of the new Nokia 7.1 is built-in full metal frame with glass from the front and back that are sandwiched together.

The Nokia 7.1 comes with PureDisplay and that notch on top that we mentioned just moments ago. Running across the handset is a 5.84″ display with its Full-HD+ resolution and 19:9 screen aspect ratio. With Nokia’s PureDisplay tech, the handset supports HDR10 and can do real-time HDR conversion to SDR videos. Covering the handsets delicate display is Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which we found to a mainstay for mid-range Nokia devices as of late.

The display notch houses the handset’s earpiece and its 8 Megapixel front-facing camera for Selfies which also double as the main sensor for its own Face Unlock feature thanks to its built-in AI algorithms.

The main imaging sensors on the back comes with a primary 12 Megapixel camera with an f/1.8 Aperture which then supported by a secondary 5 Megapixel depth sensor and then there’s an LED flash keep subjects as visible as possible especially in low-light conditions. The module boosts Zeiss optics which enhances shots even more with quality lens that’s truly dedicated for photography.

These camera sensors is supported by Nokia’s powerful camera software and its AI features. It also includes a Pro mode which lets you control elements needed to make a perfect shot. It supports Nokia’s own Bothie feature that allows you to use both the front and back cameras to either take a photo or even shot a video.

Ticking inside the new handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset that is paired to either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and storage from 32GB and 64GB. It supports memory expansion of up to 400GB of microSD cards from its hybrid dual SIM tray.

As part of Android One program, the new Nokia 7.1 runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and will be updated to Android 9.0 Pie by November and will support the next two major OS updates and three years up to three years of Android security patches.

Running the show is a 3,060mAh embedded battery which might not be the biggest to always keep your days work running but it supports quick charging functionality which Nokia claims to get the battery from zero to 30% in just 30 minutes thank to its USB-C fast charging capabilities.

Available in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel, the new Nokia 7.1 will be available starting on October 28. The new handset is already up for pre-order with prices starting at 319 Euros for the 3GB/32GB configuration while the top spec’d variant will settle for 349 Euros, quite affordable indeed…