Nokia 7.1 (2018) Due October 22nd: £299
Nokia 7.1 with Android One is the newest addition to Nokia’s 2018 range of smartphones. With a simple yet robust industrial design and full-screen display that follows current trends, this is a mid-range, affordable device that suits the needs of various user bases.
A premium aluminium frame with soft, balanced edges creates a simple yet uniquely Nokia design. Silver accents highlight the seams and buttons of the handset, with subtle branding on the back panel.
Also to the rear is the dual 12+5MP camera array. Two sensors allow for the depth of field post-processing tricks now seen in many higher-end smartphones. Helping to improve the quality of your shots are ZEISS optics, one of the industry’s leading lens suppliers.
The full-screen display of the 7.1 stretches to the top edge and sides of the phone. The IPS LCD panel is HDR10 compliant, providing beautiful colour reproduction and contrast. Deep in the phone’s software, conversion algorithms process and standard content to an HDR standard, improving the quality of anything you view.
Android One is Google’s latest initiative to keep Android phones secure and up to date. Manufacturers can sign up individual devices to the initiative.
Rather than receiving updates from the manufacturer, all system and security updates are then delivered by Google directly. Android One guarantees two years of OS/system updates, and three years of security updates, from when the phone launches.
This also keeps Android One handsets free of additional software ‘bloat’, with the only preinstalled apps those provided by Google or the manufacturer (approved by Google) for unique hardware experiences.
Nokia 7.1 Key Features
- Pure Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One Edition)
- 5.84-inch Full HD (2280 x 1080) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 mobile platform
- 32 GB storage / 3 GB RAM / micro SD support
- DUAL 12 + 5 MP cameras with ZEISS optics
- 8 MP selfie camera
- Wi-Fi / GPS / LTE / NFC / USB Type-C
- Sealed 3,060 mAh battery
- 149.7 x 71.2 x 8 mm / 160g