Nokia's Latest Product Is a Gorgeous $349 Android Phone

Nokia's Latest Product Is a Gorgeous $349 Android Phone

Nokia's Latest Product Is a Gorgeous $349 Android Phone

Unlike the Nokia 7, the Nokia 7.1 will launch globally, with pre-orders starting tomorrow, October 5.

And why shouldn't they?

The best thing about the Nokia 7.1 is its launch price.

HMD Global has been on phone launching spree this year and the Nokia 7.1 is the latest in its lineup of devices that have started sounding abnormal.

It's also been optimised for content consumption which should mean you can watch videos and play games for longer without the battery running flat. As you can see, there are openings for the microphone, USB-C charging port and single speaker on the bottom of the phone.

The first thing that stands out with the Nokia 7.1 is its attractive design and materials.

Specs-wise, the Nokia 7.1 runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, and it has 12MP / 5MP dual cameras that can take Nokia-branded "Bothie" photos. Also, HMD Global promised the Nokia 7.1 will be officially available to the rest of the world next week.

As expected, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 7.1 smartphone with the premium Carl Zeiss imaging solution that reportedly mimics the human eye. A microSD card tray with support for up to 400GB of extra storage is included as well, together with dual-SIM capabilities (in a Hybrid SIM setup, meaning you have to choose between an extra SIM card and a microSD one) and a 5.84-inch display panel. Along with the smartphone, two companion audio accessories - Nokia True Wireless Earbuds and Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones - have also been unveiled.

The Nokia 7.1 has been announced for Europe as of now.

With a super screen and premium design, there's little to dislike about the Nokia 7.1. Huawei and Samsung both ship smartphones with heavily-customised versions of Android. The latest build of Android 9 Pie brings with it AI-powered Adaptive Battery and Brightness features. You will still get an option to hide the notch for third-party apps. The result of that collaboration is a dual-lens rear setup utilizing a 12-megapixel (1.28um) sensor with an f/1.8 lens and autofocus, as well as a 5-megapixel (1.12um) module sitting behind an f/2.4 lens. But the presentation wasn't just for phones, and the company also introduced two sets of wireless earbuds, offering very distinct designs. Unfortunately, we weren't able to vouch for this during our brief time with the device.

There's also a Pro Camera Mode that gives you deeper control over the camera's white balance, ISO, focus and shutter speed, and there are AI enhancements accompanying the front-facing camera that allow for 3D personas, masks and filters.

On the front of the Nokia 7.1 is an 8-megapixel for selfies and video calls.

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