Nokia 7.1 Likely to Unveil in India Early November

HMD Global has been continuously putting efforts to offer something new to the customers and this time the Finnish smartphone manufacturer has launched the successor of Nokia 7 with the name tag Nokia 7.1 and comes with some modifications and improved specifications.

At the beginning of October, Nokia Finnish based smartphone manufacturer company had launched the Nokia 7.1 at a mega event in London. Just a few days after the London event, the Nokia has conducted an event in India where the company was planning to unveil the Nokia 7.1, but HMD Global had unveiled the Nokia 3.1 Plus instead of Nokia 7.1.

The new reports suggesting that HMD Global is about to unveil the Nokia 7.1 in the Indian market in the coming month most probably in November.

The newly launched Nokia 7.1 featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, USB Type-C port for fast charging, 19:9 aspect ratio with display notch and compatible with Android Pie mobile operating system.

It is a part of Android One Programme which the company claims it will receive the software updates regularly and monthly security updates during the 90 days of launch.

Nokia 7.1 Price and Availability

It seems that HMD Global would unveil the Nokia 7.1 in the month of November in the Indian market which will be available for purchase exclusively at online retail platforms. The leaks so far claim that the Nokia 7.1 will be available under the price tag of Rs 30,000 in India. The Nokia 7.1 was recently showcased at India Mobile Congress 2018.

A contradictory situation has arrived now, as previously it was rumoured that the Nokia would unveil only Nokia 7.1 Plus in the Indian market which was recently launched in the China market with the name tag Nokia X7.

On another hand, it is assuming that the Nokia 7.1 will be priced above Rs 25,000 which seems difficult to get a strong position particularly in the India market, where the competition is very tough.

To recall, the Nokia 7.1 was launched at a retail price of EUR 299 (around Rs 25,400) particularly in the European market at the beginning of October.

Nokia 7.1 Specifications

The Nokia 7.1 bears a 5.84-inch full-HD+ Pure Display panel. The smartphone offers 1080x2280 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It will be shipped with Android Oreo and as a part of Android One programme, it will receive Android 9.0 Pie software update in the succeeding month.

On the top, the smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which protects the smartphone from damages and scratches. It supports dual-SIM (Nano) and HDR10. It is embedded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC.

It will be available in two variants 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage.

A vertically positioned dual rear cameras on the Nokia 7.1 include a 12MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor with an aperture of a f/1.8 and f/2.4 respectively.

The company claims that rear camera setup comes with features like two-phase detection autofocus, Zeiss optics and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). For selfies and video calling, the smartphone gets an 8MP selfie snapper featuring an aperture of f/2.0 and 84-degree field-of-view.

It is powered by a 3,060mAh non-removable battery bundled with 18W and supports fast charging. The company claims that the 50 percent battery of the smartphone can charge in just 30 minutes.

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 7.1 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The smartphone comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The length, breadth, depth and height of the smartphone are 149.7x71.19x7.99mm and weighs 159 grams.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global reported while addressing at the launch event, "We believe the best camera is the one you carry with you, so we’ve designed a new imaging experience powered by ZEISS Optics, featuring rapid autofocus thanks to the two-phase detection technology to capture your own incredible HDR photography.

We are excited to deliver a unique, premium experience in collaboration with best in class partners to deliver a standout smartphone at a great value."

The Nokia 7.1 has been equipped comes with the patented "PureDisplay" technology which provides the better display, color and contrast to the device. It also features real-time native support which ranges from SDR to HDR conversion by using a 16-bit engine, letting users experience "HDR quality entertainment, even when the content is not.".

The smartphone has been developed with 6000 series aluminum CNC machined frame and a die-cast metal centre.