Remember a time when the handset to purchase was a Nokia? In particular, the small 88XX models that were extremely suave and had an elegant look to it. Well, the rise of smartphones literally killed off Nokia, but thankfully we have HMD Global who rode on the wave of nostalgia to take on the Nokia mantle and have slowly but surely began the process of bringing Nokia back to the lips of mainstream smartphone users. It is still early days, but the recent introduction of the Nokia 7.1 harks back to a time when the Finnish firm delivered quality handsets.
The Nokia 7.1 is touted to be the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, elevating the user’s viewing experience to the next level by offering a high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colors regardless of the content that it displays. We are talking about a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio here, where the Full HD+ 5.84″ and 19:9 screen ratio display will work great even when you are under bright sunlight.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, it has been specially optimized for content consumption with first-class graphics, performance and battery efficiency enhancements. The clever use of different metal finishes will bring everything together seamlessly, capturing the essence of elegance with its dual-anodized aluminium diamond cut colored edges. In addition, the clever implementation of highly sensitive ZEISS Optics 12MP and 5MP dual cameras with two-phase detection behind opens up an opportunity to enjoy fast, accurate autofocus and great looking portrait shots.
In terms of its operating system, you get a pure Android experience with Android One, letting you minimize on bloatware while maximizing what Google has in mind for Android users. This translates to receiving three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, guaranteed. Arriving with the ability to handle the Android 9.0 update, the Nokia 7.1 certainly looks appealing in its Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel shades, with a starting price point of $349.