It appears that the recently launched Nokia 7.1 might soon get Android 9 Pie OS update. The handset was launched couple of weeks back with Android 8.1 Oreo, and now according to a new Geekbench listing, the smartphone is now being tested with latest Android 9 software. Also Read - Nokia laptops could be a real thing in India soonAlso Read - Nokia 9.3 PureView 5G launch could have been delayed again
Like most other smartphones in HMD Global s line-up, the Nokia 7.1 too is Android One-certified. It runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and during the launch it was promised to get an update to Android Pie soon. Also Read - Nokia 2.4 review: One for “stock” Android fans only
Nokia has already starting rolling out the Android 9 Pie update to Nokia 7 Plus late last month, although in between the process, Juho Sarvikas once pointed out delay due to specific certification bugs. Anyhow, the Pie update made Nokia 7 plus among one of the first non-Pixel smartphone to get the update.
Nokia 7.1: Specifications and Features
Featuring dual-anodized diamond-cut edges, Nokia 7.1 comes in two colors Midnight Blue and Steel. The new Nokia 7.1 follows the same design language as the X.1-series smartphones like the Nokia 5.1 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
The Nokia 7.1 s highlight is its display. It is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay technology, which ensures higher contrast, and more vibrant colors. It has a 5.84-inch IPS LCD FHD+ notched panel, with a resolution of 1080 2280 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, same as Nokia 6.1 Plus. It s paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards of up to 400GB.
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Talking about imaging, Nokia 7.1 features a dual-camera system at the back. It s comprised of a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) sensor, and a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) sensor, complete with Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash. Upfront, there s an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) AI-enhanced camera for selfies.