It shipped a (mostly) pristine version of Android and committed to fast, regular updates that they have more or less delivered on.
It also has a glass-metal sandwich like the more expensive phones out there with a 6000 series aluminium frame and available in two colours: Gloss Steel and Gloss Midnight Blue. As the name suggests, they're not connected by a wire, working similarly to Apple's AirPods, and come in a case which is also capable of charging the earbuds.
The inclusion of a display notch will likely be as polarizing Android consumers as other cutout-equipped devices proved to be, though the mass market already clearly signaled it doesn't consider notches to be a deal-breaker, as evidenced by the excellent commercial performance of recent flagships from Apple and Huawei. This allows for the Bokeh mode to be activated with the Nokia 7.1, allowing the user to snap images with a background blur effect. Under the hood, the Nokia 7,1 is powered by a Snapdragon 635, and up to 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. In the USA, the base model, which features 3GB RAM along with 32GB of storage will cost $349, while the European Union version will get it for €319. It's paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards of up to 400GB.
Nokia is back with a device aimed at bringing flagship specs on relatively low budget. The Nokia 7.1 has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with PureDisplay technology, meaning it's compatible with HDR10. The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back. The tech provides the new phone with not only the support for HDR10 contents but also real-time SDR to HDR conversion for videos.
The Nokia 7.1 looks like a solid addition to HMD's lineup of Nokia smartphones. The result of that collaboration is a dual-lens rear setup utilizing a 12-megapixel (1.28um) sensor with an f/1.8 lens and autofocus, as well as a 5-megapixel (1.12um) module sitting behind an f/2.4 lens.
It also has an eight-megapixel front-facing camera and features Nokia's "bothie" pictures, which use front and rear cameras with a new slider to adjust the split screen.
In terms of design, HMD seems to have moved on from what the Nokia 7 Plus flaunted.
The global average retail price will be €319 for the 3GB/32GB and €349 for the 4GB/64GB.
It's a fine-looking handset as you can see - so what did we make of our time with the phone at the handset's London launch? The handset uses a 3,060mAh cell rechargeable via a USB Type-C (2.0) port.
The True Wireless Earbuds have a 3.5-hour battery life, while the cylindrical charging case holds enough charge to give up to 16 hours of battery life, according to HMD. Their battery is good for 10 hours.