Nokia has officially launched Nokia 7.1 in India on Friday, bringing competition to the premium mid-range category. HMD Global had confirmed the arrival of Nokia 7.1 in the country at the time of its international launch in London last month, but the company had maintained a tight lid on the release date. Now that Nokia 7.1 has finally arrived, there's excitement everywhere.
Nokia 7.1's specifications have been known from its international debut, but HMD Global managed to bring a surprise element to its India launch. While the price of the handset was expected to be upwards of Rs 20,000, HMD announced that Nokia 7.1 would be available for Rs 19,999.
The appealing price point paired with an impressive spec-sheet is bound to gain everyone's attention, but that's not all Indian consumers must look out for in the Nokia 7.1. The latest Nokia smartphone will go on sale in India across major mobile retailers and on Nokia's official online store starting December 7. There are interesting launch offers one must not miss while purchasing the new phone.
Nokia 7.1 buyers get three-month Netflix subscription and one-year Amazon Prime subscription on selecting Airtel postpaid plans worth Rs 499 or higher. If you're interested in data benefits, Airtel subscribers get 1TB worth 4G data on select prepaid plans starting at Rs 199. Finally, HDFC credit card and debit card customers can avail 10 percent cashback and take advantage of EMI benefits through Pinelabs terminals.
If the Nokia 7.1's price and launch offers don't attract you, take a look at the features of the phone.
Nokia 7.1 features a 5.84-inch PureDisplay Full HD+ display with HDR10 support and a notch. The handset boasts the company's signature design, which is in line with other Nokia-branded phones. One of the biggest highlights of the device is the dual rear cameras with Carl Zeiss optics, which pair 12MP and 5MP sensors and dual-LED flash. There's an 8MP shooter on the front for selfies and the cameras come equipped with Live Bokeh to get that ideal DSLR-like image.
Under the hood, Nokia 7.1 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. Like other Nokia phones, Nokia 7.1 is a part of Google's Android One programme, which means the handset will soon be upgraded from Android 8.1 Oreo to Android 9.0 Pie.
Nokia 7.1 is powered by a 3,060mAh battery with fast charging support. Other features include dual SIM card support, 4G LTE, NFC, Smart amp via aptX, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and real-time SDR to HDR conversion using a 16-bit engine for a better viewing experience.