Nokia 7.1 announced, promises lovely HDR-ready display and dual Zeiss optics

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The device will feature a $349 price tag and will be released alongside a Clear Case and Flip Cover which will be sold separately, priced at $10 and $20, respectively.

- Much like the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia 7.1 is also all about offering a premium design language.

As for the 7.1's photographic capabilities, you'll find a dual-camera arrangement on the rear of the phone.

Lovingly referred to as the "Banana Phone" it's going to be available in two colours - a vibrant yellow for those of who love themselves a ripe phone, or black for those who liked prefer the whole "may still be okay for baking" aesthetic.

The hint of copper trim around the edges provides a subtle beauty, and it really feels like the Nokia 7.1 has been created to accessorize with whichever outfit you're wearing.

In a world where flagship smartphones have crossed the $1,000 boundary, HMD Global has tapped into the price/performance market by introducing the Nokia 7.1.

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The Nokia 7.1 features a 5.84-inch IPS LCD screen with a notch at the notch and chin bezel at the bottom, which shows the Nokia logo.

The 5.84-inch Full HD Plus (2280 x 1080) HDR10-ready display looks bright, colorful, and incredibly sharp - ideal for viewing movies and videos. Video from YouTube looks pretty stunning; comparable with handsets a couple of times the price of the 7.1. The display on this device offers 80% screen-to-body ratio and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It has a Snapdragon 636 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

Our initial time with the device showed no speed or lag, but it was a totally boxfresh handset so, again, it's one for our review. Completing its general specifications is a 3060 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C (v2.0), GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Nokia 7.1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and comes affiliated to the Android One programme. CameraDual-camera Zeiss optics in back consist of a 12 MP, f/1.8 sensor paired with a 5 MP sensor used for depth information in portrait modes. First debuted on Nokia 8, it essentially lets you take photos or videos using the front and back cameras at the same time. The rear camera supports bokeh effect, Pro Mode and Bothie. Looking at this handset, it's really rather hard to justify spending double on a flagship handset even if some of the specs - notably the camera - are significantly better.

Like the rest of Nokia's fleet of smartphones, the 7.1's chassis is crafted from a single block of aluminium. We'll bring you our full review soon.

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