HMD Global has launched the Nokia 7.1 in India, and it will go on sale in the country starting December 7. The successor to the Nokia 7 from last year, it has a new and modern design, a superior display, and improved camera hardware thanks to dual Zeiss lenses.

Nokia 7.1 Launch Date and Price in India

This time around there’s no e-commerce exclusivity for the Nokia 7.1 smartphone and it will be available at mobile retail outlets in India and on Nokia’s online store. The Nokia 7.1 is priced at Rs 19,999.

Nokia 7.1 Specifications

The Nokia 7.1 follows in the footsteps of the recent Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus with a glossy glass-sandwich design. The device features a 6000 series aluminum frame, with 84% glass used across the board, which makes the Nokia 7.1 look gorgeous and tempting to pick up.

First, let’s take a look at the specs for the Nokia 7.1 right here, before diving into the special features:

Dimensions149.7 x 71.18 x 9.14 mm
Weight160 grams
Display5.84-inch Full-HD+ w/ HDR 10
ProcessorSnapdragon 636
RAM3GB/ 4GB
Internal Storage32GB/ 64GB
Rear Cameras12 MP(f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.4)
Front Cameras8MP (f/2.0)
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Battery3,060 mAh
ColorsGloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Steel
Pricestarts at 299 euros (approx Rs 25, 299)

Nokia 7.1 Features

The Nokia 7.1 includes a 5.84-inch Full-HD+ screen, with a small notch – quite similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, but the key highlight here is the introduction of the PureDisplay screen technology. PureDisplay automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to lighting conditions, increase the sunlight visibility, and up-scales non-HDR content to stream HD content from YouTube, as well as Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Unlike the Nokia 8.1, the Nokia 7.1 is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

In the optics department, the device packs a Zeiss-backed dual rear-camera module, which includes a 12MP primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and secondary 5MP depth sensor. There’s also an 8MP selfie shooter, which will come in handy for Nokia’s popular Bothie mode. You get many AI features, Pro camera mode, Live Bokeh and many other features.

This device, like every other Nokia-branded smartphone, is part of Google’s Android One program and it runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It’s, however, disappointing to see as the company has already released Android Pie stable builds and could have launched Nokia 7.1 with the same. The update will land sometime in November, says HMD Global.

There’s also a modest 3,060mAh battery in tow, along with usual connectivity options including a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. You even get a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head, India, HMD Global, said, “We know a lot of our fans in India enjoy creating videos and watching content on their smartphones. That’s why it was important for us to bring both ZEISS optics and PureDisplay technology together in a versatile device that offers a superior content experience, regardless of whether you’re taking photos for your social media or watching the latest series on your favourite streaming service.”

Nokia 7.1 Launch Offers in India

The Nokia 7.1 comes in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel. Airtel prepaid customers on Nokia 7.1 can enjoy 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs. 199 and Airtel postpaid customers can enjoy additional data of 120GB along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs. 499.

Consumers purchasing Nokia 7.1 using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores will receive a 10% cashback.