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Nokia 7.1 spotted running Android 9 Pie on GeekBench, update might be coming soon

Nokia 7.1 was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo couple of weeks back.

  • Published: October 18, 2018 8:59 AM IST
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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.

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.

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.

Image via GSMArena

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.

Watch Video: Nokia 7 Plus First Look

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.

  • Published Date: October 18, 2018 8:59 AM IST