HMD Global has mostly been releasing midrange Nokia smartphones with a focus on Asian markets, but today, the company announced a new Nokia 7.1 device that will be released in the United States and UK. Since its an Android One device, the Nokia 7.1 will get three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates.
The inclusion of a display notch will likely be as polarizing Android consumers as other cutout-equipped devices proved to be, though the mass market already clearly signaled it doesn't consider notches to be a deal-breaker, as evidenced by the excellent commercial performance of recent flagships from Apple and Huawei. While the base global model of the handset offers only 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space, the one that's set to be available in the USA will feature twice as much flash memory and 4GB of RAM. Speculation is rife around the Nokia 6.1 Plus to be the smartphone Nokia introduces today, while there are suggestions it could also be the Nokia 7.1 or 7.1 Plus. Depending on the area in Europe, the Nokia 7.1 will be available anywhere between 299 to 349 Pounds (approx Rs 28,000 to Rs 33,000). There's a USB-Type C charging port on the bottom, while the headphone jack can be seen placed on the top of the handset.
- Much like the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia 7.1 is also all about offering a premium design language. The phone is also able to support microSD card with storage space of up to 400GB.
The rear fingerprint sensor is each to reach, fast, and sits beneath the dual camera setup. Up front, there's an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) AI-enhanced camera for selfies and video calls, with support for "3D Personas" (Nokia's take on Animojis).
"HMD does not say the ".1" part of the name out loud, so this is the Nokia 7. It also has an improved Bothie mode which allows you to shoot videos and photos simultaneously between the front and rear facing cameras. The fame is a little more polished and refined on the Nokia 7.1. However as usual with such buds, the pocketable charging case is also a battery pack, topping up the earbuds when you don't need them, for around 16 hours more listening time in total. As for the software, the handset is running Android 8.1 Oreo, but since it belongs to the Android One lineup, there are several benefits to this.
Among the new features that the Nokia 7.1 has brought to the table is the new PureDisplay tech for its 5.84-inch Full HD+ 19:9 notched screen.
Yes, it's coming to the U.S. In the US, the base model, which features 3GB RAM along with 32GB of storage will cost $349, while the European Union version will get it for €319. Pricing will start at €319 for the 3GB/32GB model and go up to €349 for the 4GB/64GB version.