Nokia 7.1 vs Xiaomi Poco F1: Battle of mid-range Android phones

Nokia 7.1 vs Xiaomi Poco F1: Battle of mid-range Android phones

Want more posts like this delivered to your inbox? Already, HMD rolled out the Pie update to its best smartphone till date- the Nokia 7 Plus, and it has changed the device drastically. The handset maker goes on to tout the build quality by playing up its use of "design techniques found in jewelry and high-end timepieces" via such touches as the phone's dual-anodized aluminum diamond cut colored edges.

There's no pricing or availability announcements for the buds as yet, but it's likely they'll be coming alongside the global rollout of the Nokia 7.1. Dimensions are 149.7x71.19x7.99mm and weight is 159 grams. Also, like it or not, there's a notch display.

Like the rest of Nokia's fleet of smartphones, the 7.1's chassis is crafted from a single block of aluminium.

The Nokia 7.1 is armed with a Snapdragon 636 chipset that is complemented with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Nokia 7.1 has a 5.84 inch display with 2280 by 1080 pixel resolution which is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The company claims that the PureDisplay's internal HDR can convert the SDR content into the HDR in real-time. While the Nokia 7 Plus came with a metal unibody design, the new Nokia 7.1 comes with glass back body. At the rear, the handset gets a pair of 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel cameras with ZEISS optics and a dual-LED flash.

There's also a Pro Camera Mode that gives you deeper control over the camera's white balance, ISO, focus and shutter speed, and there are AI enhancements accompanying the front-facing camera that allow for 3D personas, masks and filters. Portrait mode can also live-adjust Bokeh intensity - in back through the dual cameras, and up-front via AI algorithms.

The first smartphone under HMD's portfolio to receive the Android 9 Pie update is Nokia 7 Plus. Pre-orders begin October 5th ahead of the October 28th launch. As far as imaging performance is concerned, the Nokia 7.1 seems like one of the best performers in its price bracket and should be more than enough for all but the most demanding of users. The handset uses a 3,060mAh cell rechargeable via a USB Type-C (2.0) port.

The company also announced the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds which comes with a charging case. If you're in a hurry, the 18W charger included in the box promises to top-up 50% of your battery in half an hour or so. 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.

The hint of copper trim around the edges provides a subtle beauty, and it really feels like the Nokia 7.1 has been created to accessorize with whichever outfit you're wearing.

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