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.
"The Full HD+ 5.84" and 19:9 screen ratio display will automatically adjust brightness and contrast to ambient lighting conditions.
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The Nokia 7.1 is now official, boasting a 5.84-inch 2280×1080 display with PureDisplay tech, which means higher contrast, greater clarity, and HDR support.More news: Trump says USMCA doesn’t lift steel, aluminum tariffs
Having said that, the update is delayed a bit for HMD's flagship smartphones such as the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco as HMD has put a release timeline of December. A microSD card slot is also available (up to 400GB) to expand the internal memory. The front has an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 AI-enhanced face unlock feature.
Alongside the Nokia 7.1, HMD Global also took the wraps off a new pair of wireless earbuds, dubbed TrueWireless Earbuds. Still, it's a little odd to see an inclusion of an old-generation processor inside the Nokia 7.1. 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.
The camera comes with features like True Life HDR, Bokeh mode, Pro Camera mode, Livestream functionality, and Bothie.
The True Wireless Earbuds offer ultimate portability. There's a 3060mAh battery included, and HMD says that you can get 50 percent of your battery back in 30 minutes using USB-C fast charging. At the launch event of Nokia 7.1, HMD Global confirmed that it would be rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Nokia 6.1 Plus by the end of this month. Software-wise, the phone boots the stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Yes, it's coming to the U.S. Pre-sale begins October 5th and will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, and BH Photo, with sales beginning November 4th. 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. 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.