Nokia 7.1 (non-Plus) leaks in full with 5.8-inch 'notchy' screen, Snapdragon 636

Nokia 7.1 (non-Plus) leaks in full with 5.8-inch 'notchy' screen, Snapdragon 636
There’s been a great deal of confusion surrounding HMD Global’s mid-range smartphone release plans lately, as the Nokia 7.1 and 7.1 Plus monikers were almost used interchangeably to describe a large “notchy” handset widely expected to be unveiled in India next week.

Luckily, Roland Quandt is here to help solve this puzzle after recently leaking the Huawei Watch GT, OnePlus 6T, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and even the purportedly official marketing name of HMD’s long-awaited flagship.

As it turns out, the Nokia 7.1 is quite different from the 7.1 Plus, basically aiming to marginally upgrade the specifications of the original Nokia 7 released about a year ago.

As such, you’re not looking at Snapdragon 710 processing power here, but rather a significantly humbler Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with as little as 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space.

Don’t worry, a 4/64 gig configuration is also reportedly in the pipeline, while the rumored 6.2-inch display of the Nokia 7.1 Plus should be reduced to 5.84 inches on the 7.1. A not-to-wide screen cutout is tipped to result in a somewhat awkward 18.7:9 aspect ratio and respectable 2244 x 1080 resolution, while physically accommodating a single 8MP selfie shooter.

Around the back, the Nokia 7.1 will most likely feature a dual Zeiss-optimized 12 + 5MP camera setup, but curiously enough, this Android One phone could run the slowly aging Oreo software flavor out the box instead of the 9.0 Pie version already powering the Nokia 7 Plus.

All in all, the glass and aluminum-clad Nokia 7.1 doesn’t look half bad on paper (although that chin is seriously chunky), targeting a crowded and very competitive price bracket.
If Quandt is correct (and he almost always is about this stuff), the 3/32GB variant could be priced at €350 on the old continent, with a full €400 charged for a configuration packing an extra gig of memory and twice the local digital hoarding room. It’s probably not going to be easy for the Nokia 7.1 to find mainstream European relevance at that price point.

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