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A PixelWorks chip adjusts contrast according to environmental conditions as well as enables the handset to display HDR10 video and upgrade SDR to HDR, too.
The PureDisplay technology of the Nokia 7.1 allows you to enjoy HDR content on the phone from streaming providers like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime thanks to the support for HDR10 standard.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus will go on sale once again today, giving buyers of affordable smartphones another option against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It does, of course, have a notch, but don't worry - there's a headphone jack. Although HMD claims that the viewing experience with the Nokia 7.1 will be a good one but we are yet to fully test it. The base model features 32GB of internal storage, while the 4GB RAM variant features memory that has been bumped up to 64GB.
The device has a dual camera setup on the back, with 12MP and 5MP sensors that are capable of enabling Bothies. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel affair with an f/2.0 lens and a fixed focus, though it offers a wide field of capture amounting to 84 degrees, which should make it great for group selfies.
The first thing that stands out with the Nokia 7.1 is its handsome design and materials. Aside from the main camera, those are pretty average specs these days but you do get various photo modes including pro and bokeh. On a single charge, the True Wireless Earbuds offer up to 3.5 hours of audio playback or 4 hours of talk time, but the charging case can give them another 3 full charges, essentially bringing it up to 14 hours of music or 16 hours of talk time. 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.
Out of the box, the Nokia 7.1 will be running Android 8.1 Oreo - however, Nokia promises that a bump-up to Android 9.0 is coming very soon. The first orders will start to land with customers on October 18, 2018. DisplaySpeaking of the face, the Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080 px) display which not only adapts its brightness, but also its color tones for different situations, in an effort to keep the screen easily visible. The 3GB/32GB variant has been priced at 299 euros, whereas the 4GB/64GB variant has been priced at 349 euros. The pricing for those models is 319 euros (~$369) and 349 euros (~$404) respectively.