Nokia 7.1, which typically costs $350 in a version compatible with GSM networks at retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. Starting this week, the 5.8-inch Android One soldier can be activated on Verizon as well, according to official confirmation provided to the folks over at 9To5Google. A new software update that's been in the works "for a while" is apparently making that possible, although unlike the aforementioned ultra-low-cost Nokia 2V, the 7.1 will not actually hit Verizon stores anytime soon.But perhaps the most interesting of the bunch is the mid-range
Instead, the handset will remain available through its current channels, and you will be able to "bring" it to Big Red like any other carrier-certified phone. By "switching" to the nation's largest wireless service provider, you'll also be eligible for a free $250 prepaid Mastercard until August 8, which effectively brings the price of the Nokia 7.1 down to $0 if you choose to take advantage of the latest Best Buy discount. The retailer charges $100 less than usual with no upfront activation requirement, also letting you save a whopping 150 bucks if you don't have a problem taking the 7.1 to AT&T right off the bat.
While not exactly a must-buy at $350 anymore, this bad boy sure has a lot going for it at $250 (not to mention $0), including a premium metal-and-glass build, relatively sharp screen with 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution, decently powerful Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage space, dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics, and a stock Android experience.