Nokia 7.1 With Zeiss Optics Camera Launched: Price, Specs & More

Nokia 7.1 With Zeiss Optics Camera Launched: Price, Specs & More

Nokia 7.1 With Zeiss Optics Camera Launched: Price, Specs & More

HMD once again partnered with lens experts at German optics company Zeiss in order to design the cameras on the Nokia 7.1. The company, however, is not as aggressive in the U.S. as much they are in India and in Europe.

It is an entirely different phone to the existing Nokia 7 Plus, which is still on sale. A layer of Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display.

All of that sounds interesting when a phone is priced at €319 (or approx Rs 27,008). Needless to mention, this price puts the Android One smartphone in the mid-range Android segment.

The company also announced the launch of two new audio accessories with the Nokia 7.1 - the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds and the Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones. HMD has baked some special features into the Nokia 7.1 to utilize those cameras, like a Pro Camera Mode that gives you control over the white balance, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. The smartphone has a compact form factor and a slim body. The device is sandwiched between two slabs of glass, with an aluminum frame in between.

There's also a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB-C. The smartphone packs a dual camera setup on the back.

The 5.84-inch 19:9 display is still LCD rather than OLED (as we'd expect at this price), but thanks to Nokia's PureDisplay technology there are a few enhancements.

The smartphone does look and feel a tad more premium, which should be seen as its USP. Rest assured, it looks lovely on first impressions; it's bright and clear, which is precisely what you want from any aspiring flagship-beater.


The Nokia 7.1's highlight is its display. A 3060Ah battery should allow the phone to last a day on a single charge. There's 3-4GB of memory as well as 32 or 64GB of storage and, naturally, an SD card slot to expand everything.

Out of the box the phone will run the AndroidOne version of Android Oreo, though an upgrade to Android Pie is forthcoming. The device will also get an upgrade to the latest Android 9.0 Pie soon.

Front camera: Up front, the Nokia 7.1 gets an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. During my testing, the camera system was surprisingly fast.

If you love a selfie the Nokia 7.1 has an AI enhanced front-facing camera which introduces facial recognition to deploy animated 3D personas, masks and filters.

Poco F1 beats Nokia 7.1 in terms of performance, at least on paper. For selfies, you get an 8-megapixel fixed focus snapper on the front. There's support for "Bothies" as well, and they can be live streamed directly to Facebook and YouTube.

The Nokia 7.1 is the latest addition to Nokia's Android One family, which includes the mid-range Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus, and the high-end Nokia 8 Sirocco. But that doesn't mean that the improvements are meaningful.

Featuring dual-anodized diamond-cut edges, Nokia 7.1 comes in two colors - Midnight Blue and Steel. There's no word of its release in India.

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