[Exclusive]: Nokia 7.1 India launch in November, price will be under Rs 30,000

“The Nokia 7.1 Plus in India will be available exclusively via online channels”

The Nokia 7.1 that was launched earlier this month in London will be heading to Indian shores as early as next month. 91mobiles has received confirmation that the smartphone will be launched in the Indian market in November and will be an online-exclusive in the country. It is presently being showcased by Nokia brand licensee HMD Global at the India Mobile Congress 2018. The Nokia 7.1 price in India would be below Rs 30,000, it has been reliably learnt. This pricing would be in line with the smartphone’s starting global price tag of €299 (~Rs 25,400).

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Nokia 7.1 at India Mobile Congress 2018

Nokia 7.1 is a mid-range smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC, same as that of the more affordable Nokia 6.1 Plus. Its highlights are the 5.84-inch PureDisplay full-HD+ display with HDR10 support and dual rear cameras with Carl Zeiss optics. At the launch event, HMD Global said the display will allow buyers to enjoy higher contrast (1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio) even with standard content, as the smartphone is able to convert normal videos to HDR ones real-time.

As for the specifications, the Nokia 7.1 comes in two RAM and storage configurations — 3GB +32GB and 4GB +64GB. At the rear, the handset gets a pair of 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel cameras with ZEISS optics and a dual-LED flash. For selfies, you get an 8-megapixel fixed focus snapper on the front. The smartphone is also equipped with the Live Bokeh mode for both camera sensors.

Nokia 7.1

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 7.1 offers dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, and GPS with GLONASS. The smartphone also gets a Smart amp with Qualcomm’s aptX support. Software-wise, the phone boots the stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo. The brand has also promised that the handset will be receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update soon after the release. A 3,060mAh battery with fast charging capability keeps the whole package alive.