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Nokia 7.1 – Specifications, Features and Price

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The Nokia 7.1 is one of the Nokia smartphones that received the Android 10 upgrade in December 2019, despite being released around October 2018. So let us take a look at what this smartphone has to offer

Specifications Summary

OS Android 9.0 Pie
Display 5.84 inch IPS LCD Discreet Notch Display
Camera 12 MP main + 5MP Depth Sensor, 8 MP selfie
Storage 64 GB Expandable to 400 GB
Processor Snapdragon 636 Octa Core, 1.8 GHz
Battery 3060 mAh
Security Face ID and Fingerprint ID

Design and Display

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The Nokia 7.1 looks like everything a smartphone released in late 2018 and early 2019 would look like.

Measuring around 160g, the Nokia 7.1 has a decent build with front and back panels made with Gorilla Glass 3 with aluminum frame. The smartphone has a 5.84 notched display and a piece of bezel at the bottom bearing the Nokia Brand name. The discreet notch houses the selfie camera, the speaker and sensors.

At the back is a dual camera stack with an LED flash. The Android One and Nokia Logos are still visible. The top of the phone is home to a 3.5mm headphone jack, the left side contains the hybrid dual sim and micro SD slot while the right side houses the power button and volume buttons. At the base of the phone are the USB C charging port, and speaker.

The display panel on this smartphone is a 5.84 LCD panel with just about 80% screen to body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio, and 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution.


The Nokia 7.1 offers a decent rear camera with the dual Zeiss tuned camera sensors. The primary sensor consists of a 12MP lens with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary depth sensor with a 5MP lens and f/2.4 aperture. There is a dual-LED flash assisting the rear camera.

The front camera lens consists if an 8MP lens with f/2.0 aperture and no LED flashlight. All lenses should perform well in bright light and low light environments.


The Nokia 7.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 8 cores and maximum speed clocked at 1.8GHz (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver). The processor speed should handle games like Asphalt 8 and other games well.

The processor is assisted by either 3GB or 4GB of RAM space and 64GB of storage space. Storage can be expanded up to 400GB by using a micro SD card. multitasking should not pose a problem

Battery and Software

The Nokia 7.1 is bundled with a meager 3060mAh battery with good power management. On heavy usage though, the phone will only last about 7 and a half hours while average usage will see it stay up to 11 hours. On the bright side, there is a 15W fast charge adapter bundled with it.


Though the Nokia 7.1 was sold with Android 9 Pie, it now has Android 10 upgrades (released in December 2019) thanks to the Android One program. Monthly security updates are guaranteed and there is no bloatware on the phone.

Overall Specifications


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, band 9, Band 20, Band 28, Band 38, Band 40, band 66
SIM Type Dual nano-SIM slot

Design and Display

149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99 mm
Height 149.7 mm
Width 71.18 mm
Thickness 7.99 mm
Weight 160g
Display Size 5.84-inch
Display Resolution 1080p PureDisplay HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels)
Display Technology IPS LCD
Build Glass
Protection Gorilla Glass 3 Front, Glass rear, Aluminium side.
Colours Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Steel

Platform and Hardware

OS Android 9.0 (Upgrade to Android 10), Android One
Processor Name/Technology Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636
Number of Processor Cores 8 (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
Graphics Chipset Adreno 509
Internal Storage 32GB, 64 GB
External Storage Yes, Up to 400GB
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor (on the back)


Front 8 MP Camera 1080 Video @30 fps
Rear Zeiss optics 13 MP Main Camera,  5MP depth Sensor, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Dual toned Dual LED Flash, 1080p Video@30fps
Features Autofocus, Dual LED Flash, Geo Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR


Video FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP
Audio WAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, AAC-Plus V1, AAC-Plus V2, FLAC, WMA, ADPCM
Image Jpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp
Speaker Chipset Nil
Audio Jack Yes,


Bluetooth Bluetooth® 5.0, AD2P LE
Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4G/5G
USB Yes, Type C


Battery Capacity 3060 mAh
Battery Technology LiPo
Fast Charging Yes, 18W
Removable No

Extra Features

Security Features Face ID and Finger Print


Around ₦ 100,000

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Laurence Inyanghttps://rencetek.com
Laurence is a computer science graduate. He sees himself as "Simple," but "Always Curious." When he is not seeing anime or reading about phones and trending technologies, he is somewhere in his room building WordPress websites for his web agency. He is here to give accurate information and also help people with his articles. You can reach him via any of the social media handles.
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