Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Nokia 7.1, True Wireless Earbuds, Pro Wireless Earphones Launched

Nokia 7.1, True Wireless Earbuds, Pro Wireless Earphones Launched

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 USA and UK. The mid-range Android One phone may come to India as well, so here's what you need to know about the device. It has a 5.84-inch IPS LCD FHD+ notched panel, with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. 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. Latest in the Finnish firm's reboot of the Nokia smartphone range, the Nokia 7.1 packs dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics.

Nokia Mobile is now in the top five of Android smartphone manufacturers and it's no wonder; the phones are great. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. Although HMD claims that the viewing experience with the Nokia 7.1 will be a good one but we are yet to fully test it. Nokia will be selling 32GB and 64GB storage models, and both can be expanded via microSD. While the Nokia 7 Plus came with a metal unibody design, the new Nokia 7.1 comes with glass back body. Portrait mode can also live-adjust Bokeh intensity - in back through the dual cameras, and up-front via AI algorithms.

Nokia says the dual-lens camera system should produce better, more accurate low light shots thanks to the improved HDR capabilities.

The buds offer up to 3.5 hours of playback or 4 hours of talk time with the included charging case offering up to three additional charges. The phone will initially be available to pre-order starting tomorrow in the European markets in two colour variants including Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Silver. Like most other smartphones in HMD Global's line-up, the Nokia 7.1 too is Android One-certified. Software-wise, the phone boots the stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo.

The widespread availability - crucially, including in-store at Best Buy from early next month - should put this phone front and center in front of prospective buyers and it has a real chance of being a success for Nokia stateside. The pricing for those models is 319 euros (~$369) and 349 euros (~$404) respectively. Prices start from £299 in the United Kingdom, while European customers will have to spend in the region of €299 to €349 depending on their region.

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