HMD Global has announced that the new Nokia 7.1 is now available through selected retailers from Kshs 30,000.
The Nokia 7.1’s HDR display offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with 2PD, for fast accurate autofocus and ZEISS Optics.
During the announcement, Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager for East Africa said: “We know a lot of our fans in Kenya enjoy creating videos and watching content on their smartphones. That’s why it was important for us to bring both ZEISS optics and PureDisplay technology together in a versatile device that offers a superior content experience, regardless of whether you’re taking photos for your social media or watching the latest series on your favourite streaming service.”
With SDR to HDR real-time conversion, more fans can enjoy a premium viewing experience across content. With the integrated ZEISS optics, fans can take advantage of rapid auto focus and capture incredible HDR photography as well.
The Nokia 7.1 comes with PureDisplay screen technology for stunning HDR10 cinematic quality entertainment inside and out. With YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime now supporting HDR content, it enables the user to take photos with higher contrast (1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio) and great clarity, revealing the detail in both light and dark areas with vibrant colours.
Whether outdoors in bright sunlight or in a dimly lit room, playing games or watching videos, the crisp, bright Full HD+ 5.84” and 19:9 screen ratio display will automatically adjust brightness and contrast to ambient lighting conditions – ensuring content is still visible and vibrant in bright sunshine. Live through this enhanced display experience across all your videos, including non-HDR content, which is up-scaled in real-time using a dedicated 16bit engine, processing millions of pixels per second to provide the best possible display quality in all conditions.
The Nokia 7.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, which supports a major leap in enhanced performance making it great for streaming HDR content with ease. This platform is optimised for content consumption with first-class graphics performance and battery efficiency enhancements, so the user can enjoy audio and video for even longer. The USB type-C fast charging port delivers up to 50% of the battery back in 30 minutes of charging.
The Nokia 7.1 joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, delivering a high-quality software experience endorsed by Google. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come pre-loaded with the very latest in AI-powered innovations developed by Google.
The Nokia 7.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme. In addition, Google Play protect scans all the apps on the store and on your phone to keep it safe from malware. This helps to rank the Nokia 7.1 among the most secure and cutting-edge phones out there, as this device will always be up-to-date thanks to the latest Google innovations including, Google Assistant and Google Photos[ii] with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.
The Nokia 7.1 is built ready for the Android 9 software update, which includes AI powered features that make the device smarter, faster and adapts as one uses it. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps one don’t use often, and App Actions predicts what one is about to do so they can get to the next action quickly. These features further streamline the device’s functionality and Android experience.
The Nokia 7.1, retailing at Kshs 30,000, comes in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colours and is available from this month, November 2018.