Nokia 7.1 has been HMD Global’s Most Up-to-date smartphone in its grand Assortment of Nokia handsets which has grown within the past couple of years. The Nokia 7.1 borrows the design philosophy of this Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus plus sports a 19:9 screen with a notch, a significant chin, and vertically aligned dual rear cameras. From the mid sized segment, the Nokia 7.1 competes using HMD Global’s Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus includes similar specifications, including the exact same Snapdragon 636 SoC, 19:9 display, and 3,060mAh battery. However, it does have a different pair of cameras and will get Android Pie this month. Let’s check out the differences in pricing and specifications of the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Nokia 7.1 vs Nokia 6.1 price
Nokia 7.1 price ranges from EUR 299 (approximately Rs. 25,300) to EUR 349 (roughly Rs. 29,600), depending on the area it’s being sold in. The phone has been found in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colour variants, and will be available in European markets starting later this month. There’s currently no word on India pricing and availability.
On the flip side, the Nokia 6.1 Plus was priced in India at Rs. 15,999 and is available, in Gloss Black, Gloss Midnight Blue, and Gloss White colour options, via Flipkart and Nokia online shop in the nation. Customers are eligible for no-cost EMI plans and absolutely free information on the Jio network. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been first launched worldwide in Hong Kong in a cost of HKD 2,288 (roughly Rs. 21,500) in Blue and White color options.
Nokia 7.1 vs specifications
The Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus are dual-SIM (Nano) smartphones that run a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, based on the Android One programme. While the Nokia 7.1 is slated to get Android 9.0 Pie next month, the Nokia 6.1 Plus was verified to get the upgrade in October itself.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio, but it’s a smaller diagonal dimension of 5.8 inches, and foregoes the HDR10 support of this PureDisplay panel. Both come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 security. The Nokia 7.1, only, has real-time SDR to HDR conversion using a 16-bit engine.
Both these phones are powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC. Though the Nokia 6.1 Plus only supplies a 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage settings, the newly-launched Nokia 7.1 allows the user to select from a 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage plus a 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. Both smartphones support external storage via microSD cards (up to 400GB).
Much like other design elements, the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus game a similar-looking vertical dual rear camera installation, albeit with various sensors. The Nokia 7.1 gets a 12-megapixel primary detector, using autofocus and f/1.8 aperture, along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, with fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture – the back camera setup features Zeiss optics, EIS, in addition to two-phase detection. On the other hand, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel size. On the front, the Nokia 7.1 bears an 8-megapixel fixed attention detector with f/2.0 aperture and an 84-degree field-of-view. The Nokia 6.1 Plus gets a 16-megapixel sensor using f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel dimensions.
Once more, the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus game non-removable 3,060mAh battery components beneath the hood. The Nokia 7.1 comes with support for 18W fast charging, which claims to deliver 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has support for 10W quickly charging. Both telephones sport face-mounted fingerprint detectors and software-based face unlock authentication.
In terms of connectivity, the two of the handsets get 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, plus a 3.5millimeter headphone jack. Additionally, the Nokia 7.1 comes with support for NFC, while the Nokia 6.1 Plus doesn’t. Concerning dimensions and weight, the Nokia 7.1 steps 149.7×71.19×7.99mm and weighs only 159 grams.