The Nokia 7.1 looks to be well worth its $350 asking price

The Nokia 7.1 looks to be well worth its $350 asking price

The Nokia 7.1 looks to be well worth its $350 asking price

It runs stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box, with an update to Android Pie scheduled to arrive soon.

The body is made from 6000 series aluminium and the front and back are glass, though you don't get wireless charging. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset aided by up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage.

This first-look review reveals the Nokia 7.1's specs, plus we tour the best features - including that 5.84-inch HDR10 display.

Available in gloss midnight blue (which looks like black, as you can see from our pics) and gloss steel. the 7.1 weighs in at 160g and is 149.7 x 71.18mm in terms of footprint.

There's also a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB-C. Right on schedule, the Finnish company launched the brand-new Nokia 7.1 at an event in London. The phone comes in 3GB/4GB and 32GB/64GB storage options along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

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Camera In the photography department, Nokia 7.1 sports ZEISS-powered 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual cameras.

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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. It can support HDR 10 and also convert SDR to HDR in real time.

Three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates are promised for the device, which also has an adaptive battery feature that limits battery usage from apps you don't use often.

The True Wireless Earbuds have a 3.5-hour battery life, while the cylindrical charging case holds enough charge to give up to 16 hours of battery life, according to HMD.

Looking at everything it offers, the Nokia 7.1 offers a compelling mid-range experience at an attractive price point. From feature phones that cost peanuts to the flashy Nokia 8 Sirocco flagship, the firm is making itself comfortable in every nook and cranny of the smartphone space.

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 7.1 offers dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, and Global Positioning System with GLONASS.

The Nokia 7.1 will be available from JB Hi-Fi (including SIM-only plans) and Harvey Norman from October 17 with an RRP of $499.

Cut to the latter portion of the year and, as the winter nights begin to creep in, yet another Nokia smartphone will make an appearance in phone shops across the land. 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.

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