The former mobile kings at Nokia have unveiled a new mid-range Android dubbed the 7.1. It boasts some pretty impressive specs for the asking price - including inbuilt HDR. If you're not looking to drop $2000 on a new smartphone, this one could be worth a look. Here are the Australian specifications, price details and release date.
Nokia 7.1 specifications
The Nokia 7.1 is being billed as the first smartphone with PureDisplay - which is basically a fancy marketing term for High Dynamic Range-quality images. It supports HDR10 (the current industry standard in consumer televisions) and can upscale non-HDR images on the fly.
People who like to cling onto the same phone for extended periods will be particularly well served by this phone - it comes with a guaranteed three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates.
In terms of components, the Nokia 7.1 acquits itself well for a mid-range phone: it comes with a ZEISS-designed 12-megapixel camera, a Snapdragon 636 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a USB-C port for fast charging, a MicroSD card slot and a beefy 3060mAh battery. It's also rocking a notch, which is either a good or bad thing depending on your viewpoint.
Here's the full list of specifications:
|Network speed||LTE Cat. 6, 2CA 300Mbps DL/50Mbps UL|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Storage/Memory||3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
|Display||5.8-inch PureDisplay (2280 x 1080 pixels)|
|Camera||Rear: Dual 12MP 2PD/AF/F1.8/1.28um/5MP BW/FF/F2.4/1.12um
Front: 8MP FF/F2.0/FOV 84°
|Battery||3060mAh fast charging|
|Dimensions (L x W x D)||149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99mm|
|OS||Android Oreo (upgradable to Android 9 Pie)|
|Colour||Gloss Midnight Blue|
Nokia 7.1 pricing and availability
The Nokia 7.1 will set you back $499. It will initially be available through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman from October 17. You can also get it for $199 when bundled on JB Hi-Fi’s new $65 BYO phone plan.