“The Nokia 7.1 has a very premium metal-glass body design apart from solid internals at Rs 18,000 price point”
After a global debut of the Nokia X71, HMD Global is now actively slashing prices of its handsets across the budget range in India. The latest handset to receive a price cut is the mid-tier Nokia 7.1. The handset, sold on Flipkart, as well as offline stores, has got a price cut of Rs 2,000, resulting in an effective retail price tag of Rs 17,999. To recall, the phone debuted in India in November 2018 with a price tag of Rs 19,999.
Coming to the specifications, the Nokia 7.1 boasts of a 5.84-inch PureDisplay with HDR10+ support and full-HD+ resolution. The phone has a premium glass sandwich metal body with stainless steel edges and an overall attractive look. Inside the chassis rests a mid-range Snapdragon 636 SoC assisted by an Adreno 509 GPU. This is the same chipset that is inside the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, and a few more budget handsets of last year. The Nokia 7.1 comes in one variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
As far as the imaging department is concerned, the rear is home to a 2-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera setup, branded by ZEISS while the front notch houses an 8-megapixel fixed focus lens. As is probably known, all Nokia handsets ship with Android One out of the box and the Nokia 7.1 is no exception. It came with Android Oreo baked in but received the Android Pie update back last year.
The Nokia 7.1 price cut comes after HMD Global slashed prices of its other affordable handsets including the Nokia 2.1, and Nokia 6.1 Plus (6GB RAM) just last week. After the price drop, the Nokia 7.1 comes close to last year’s other budget handsets that sport the same processor.