Nokia 7.1: Where to buy, when, and for how much

Four Nokia smartphones will soon receive Android 9 Pie HMD Global confirms

Nokia 7.1 hands-on: A $350 success story

HMD Global has been making Nokia phones for over a year now - it licenses the name for the devices - and the latest addition to its burgeoning line of devices it the mid-range Nokia 7.1.

Similar to the TrueTone feature found on iPhones, the Nokia 7.1 automatically shifts the colours on the display so that the picture fits with the surrounding ambiance. It supports HDR 10 and can also convert SDR to HDR in real time. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. In the US, you'll get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while some markets will get a cheaper model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

In the camera department, the Nokia 7.1 features a dual camera setup at the back with 12MP and 5MP sensors.

Nokia 7.1 has a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB-C.

Now, it does have a notch, but I can forgive that because it also contains a headphone jack. The device starts at $349 in the United States and £299 in the United Kingdom, where you'll also be able to buy a 32GB model of the device.

While the Nokia 7.1's specifications may not give a Galaxy S9 or LG V40 ThinQ sleepless nights, on paper at least, HMD is counting on smarter camera tech to give the phone an edge.

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 7.1 offers dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, and Global Positioning System with GLONASS.

The camera, from a brief tests, seems to be solid, and there's enough power inside the Nokia 7.1 to keep Android ticking along nicely.

The Nokia 7.1 will be available for pre-order in Europe from October 5, and will begin shipping to other markets from next week. Because of this, we have to assume Pie will come shortly after the launch of this phone, and since it is an Android One device, rest assured that it will come in a timely manner. And then there's Android One, which will ensure that you're up-to-date with OS upgrades for two years and security updates for three.

In terms of the camera, there are dual cameras on the rear with dual flash - a 12 megapixel f1.8 unit and a 5 megapixel f2.4 secondary one, too.

As expected, HMD Global, the brand that holds the license to make and sell Nokia smartphones, has unveiled its latest handset. They recharge in the cylindrical storage case - which also has a battery to extend use up to 16 hours overall - and itself charges via USB Type-C. While the Nokia 7.1 will retailing from Euro 299, the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds comes with price tag of Euro 129.

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