Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Nokia 7.1, True Wireless Earbuds, Pro Wireless Earphones Launched

Nokia 7.1, True Wireless Earbuds, Pro Wireless Earphones Launched

Unlike what recent rumours and leaks have pointed out, the smartphone maker launched just one device and not the widely rumoured "Plus" variant.

The Nokia 7.1 is as good as $350 smartphones get in terms of design and could easily be mistaken for something much more expensive. 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. The firm has not yet revealed if and when the device will be hitting the Indian shores. The company says this will allow you to experience vibrant videos on apps like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video that support HDR content.

The new Nokia will be available in two finishes - Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel, both of which feature "dual-anodised diamond-cut coloured edges", which we think is marketing speak for "shiny and metallic-looking".

The Nokia 7.1 sports decent mid-range hardware and if HMD decides to launch the phone as an online-only model in India, we could see it landing at around Rs 17,999, marginally higher than the Nokia 6.1 Plus which also has the same Snapdragon 636 SoC.

It runs on Android 8.1 but will get Android 9 (Pie) later on in November and will get 2 years of support.

HMD has stressed on the "PureDisplay" tech which is a first in a Nokia handset. It supports HDR 10 and can also convert SDR to HDR in real time.

It's a 5.84-inch 19:9 aspect ratio IPS display with a FHD+ resolution.

Finally. the display is covered with protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

On the inside, the Nokia 7.1 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, or 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. While the storage is expandable via microSD card, the internal memory is running on eMMC 5.1 speeds.

Talking about imaging, Nokia 7.1 features a dual-camera system at the back. Both are powered by ZEISS Optics.

The single front 8MP camera comes with a new AI assisted portrait mode - we weren't able to test it, but I wouldn't expect excellent results here.

Now, it does have a notch, but I can forgive that because it also contains a headphone jack. While the Nokia 7 Plus came with a metal unibody design, the new Nokia 7.1 comes with glass back body.

Basically, instead of forcing you to pick up either the True Wireless earbuds or Pro Wireless earphones, Nokia Mobile is merely offering you a convenient alternative to the conventional, wired music-listening experience. These AirPods-esque Bluetooth earbuds weigh just 5g each and give you a not epic 3.5 hours of listening per charge.

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