Nokia 7.1 is HMD Global’s Most Up-to-date smartphone in its expansive range of Nokia handsets which has grown within the past couple of years. The Nokia 7.1 borrows the design philosophy of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus and sports a 19:9 display with a top notch, a substantial chin, and vertically aligned dual rear cameras. In the mid sized segment, the Nokia 7.1 competes using HMD Global’s Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has similar specifications, including the exact same Snapdragon 636 SoC, 19:9 screen, and 3,060mAh battery. But, it will have another set of cameras and will get Android Pie this month. Let’s check out the differences in pricing and specifications of the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Nokia 7.1 price ranges from EUR 299 (approximately Rs. 25,300) to EUR 349 (roughly Rs. 29,600), depending on the region it is being offered in. The phone was launched in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colour variations, and will be available in European markets beginning later this month. There’s currently no word on India pricing and availability.
On the flip side, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced in India in Rs. 15,999 and can be obtained, in Gloss Black, Gloss Midnight Blue, and Gloss White color options, via Flipkart and Nokia online store in the country. Clients are eligible for no-cost EMI programs and absolutely free data on the Jio network. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been first introduced worldwide in Hong Kong at a price of HKD 2,288 (roughly Rs. 21,500) in Blue and White color options.
The Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus are dual-SIM (Nano) smartphones that run a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, based on the Android One programme. While the Nokia 7.1 is slated to get Android 9.0 Pie next month, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has been verified to get the update in October itself.
The Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) PureDisplay panel having a characteristic ratio of 19:9. The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio, but it’s a smaller diagonal measurement of 5.8 inches, and foregoes the HDR10 support of this PureDisplay panel. Both come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Nokia 7.1, exclusively, has real-time SDR into HDR conversion using a 16-bit engine.
Though the Nokia 6.1 Plus just supplies a 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage settings, the newly-launched Nokia 7.1 allows the user to select from a 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage plus a 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. Both smartphones support external storage via microSD cards (up to 400GB).
Much like other design components, the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus sport a similar-looking vertical dual rear camera installation, albeit with different detectors. The Nokia 7.1 carries a 12-megapixel primary detector, with autofocus and f/1.8 aperture, along with a 5-megapixel secondary detector, with fixed attention and f/2.4 aperture – the back camera setup includes Zeiss optics, EIS, in addition to two-phase detection. On the flip side, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 16-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel size. On the front, the Nokia 7.1 bears an 8-megapixel fixed focus detector with f/2.0 aperture and an 84-degree field-of-view. The Nokia 6.1 Plus receives a 16-megapixel detector using f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel size.
Once more, the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus sport non-removable 3,060mAh battery units under the hood. The Nokia 7.1 includes support for 18W rapid charging, which claims to deliver 50% charge in half an hour. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has support for 10W quickly charging. Both phones sport face-mounted fingerprint sensors and software-based face unlock authentication.
As for connectivity, both of the handsets get 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, plus a 3.5millimeter headphone jack. Additionally, the Nokia 7.1 comes with support for NFC, whereas the Nokia 6.1 Plus doesn’t. Concerning dimensions and weight, the Nokia 7.1 measures 149.7×71.19×7.99mm and weighs 159 grams.
Steps 147.2×70.98×7.99mm and is slightly less heavy at 151 g.