I have been into gadgets for way too long. In the past, I thought if you want the best, you have to pay significantly more, but thankfully, this isn’t the case anymore. The new Nokia 7.1 is one good example. It is by no means the best, but I’d say it is value for money. With the escalating phone prices, it is nice to know that you can still can decent spec-ed device without busting the bank. Aesthetically, it is pretty – thanks in part to the expansive PureDisplay screen technology. It is the annoying notch though, but we are kind of used to it and less annoyed by now.
Anywho, key specifications include 2.5D 5.84-inch FHD+ display (19:9 aspect ratio, 2,220 x 1,080 resolution), Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform paired to 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, microSD card slot (support up to 400 GB), ZEISS Optics dual cameras (12+5 MP) and an 8 MP AI-enhanced selfie camera, Bluetooth 5.0 technology, Adaptive Battery to let you get more out of the battery, and USB Type-C with fast charge support.
Out-of-the-box, Nokia 7.1 runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie with Android One that boasts streamlined, easy-to-use interface and a suite of Google apps. It is also worthy to note that Nokia 7.1 will get three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates under the Android One program. Nokia 7.1 is priced at $349 and it is available for pre-order online at Amazon, Best Buy and B&H as we speak with shipping to happen on October 28, 2018.
If feel the need to caress the device first, then you need to hold out till November 4, 2018 when it will be available in-store at select Best Buy stores.
Images: HMD Global/Nokia.