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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the new Nokia 7.1 will be available from Vodacom stores and selected retailers nationwide from R5 999 from 07 November 2018.

The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with 2PD, for fast accurate autofocus and ZEISS Optics to ensure you never miss a moment.

Patrick Henchie, Head of Product and Operations, Sub Sahara Africa, HMD Global, said:

“We know a lot of our fans in South Africa 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. We’re thrilled to bring such an impressive device, created with the help of best in class partners to our fans in South Africa.”

Introducing PureDisplay

The Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology for stunning HDR10 cinematic quality entertainment inside and out. With YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime now supporting HDR content, take your viewing experience to another level with higher contrast (1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio) and great clarity, revealing the detail in both light and dark areas with stunning 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 you can enjoy your audio and video for even longer. The USB type-C fast charging port delivers up to 50% of your battery back in 30 mins, to get you back up and running quickly and easily.

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Premium design

The Nokia 7.1 is where design meets engineering excellence, offering the overall product quality, premium materials and finish you expect from a Nokia smartphone. Applying design techniques found in jewellery and high-end timepieces, the Nokia 7.1 exhibits aesthetically pleasing contrasts between different metal finishes that come seamlessly together and capture small, controlled bright highlights. Possessing a unique interplay on colour by using glass’ unique properties of refraction, the Nokia 7.1 achieves deep, rich and neutral colours that capture both light and depth. The Nokia 7.1 exudes master craftsmanship with final touches like the dual-anodised aluminium diamond cut coloured edges.

The Nokia 7.1 delivers a bigger experience without a bigger handset to offer you a stunning smartphone that fits as easily into your pocket as it does in your hand. A feeling of solidity runs all the way through the smartphone, thanks to the 6000 series aluminium CNC machined frame and die cast metal centre.

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Tell your story with advanced imaging

The Nokia 7.1 highly sensitive ZEISS Optics 12MP/5MP dual cameras with 2PD enable fast, accurate autofocus giving great shots in both bright and low light conditions. Achieve the perfect picture with HDR photography, giving you crisper and sharper images – ideal for capturing and sharing your photos with friends or followers. Capture professional studio style shots with the rear depth camera supported ‘bokeh’ mode as well as effortless front portrait shots. You can also reduce the effects of unstable hands while filming with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology and relive your memories as if you were still there with high fidelity 360° Nokia spatial audio.

The new camera UI gives you ultimate control of white balance, ISO, focus and shutter speed using the Pro Camera Mode. ​The Nokia 7.1 AI enhanced front facing camera introduces facial recognition to deploy animated 3D personas/masks and filters. One touch live stream your #bothies with the use of fun filters in real time to Facebook and YouTube direct from your camera app. Google Lens and Motion Photos can also be accessed directly from the app quickly and easily.

Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One

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 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 your device smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often, and App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly. These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your Android experience.

Availability

The Nokia 7.1 comes in Gloss Midnight Blue is available in South Africa from 06 November 2018 with internal processing and storage of 3GB/32GB. The Nokia 7.1 will retail from R 5999, from Vodacom and selected retailers.