Nokia unveils True Wireless Earbuds with USB-C charging

The new Nokia 7.1 is the best iPhone X clone you're going to get for $349

The new Nokia 7.1 is the best iPhone X clone you're going to get for $349

HMD Global just introduced a new Nokia-branded smartphone, the Nokia 7.1.

Gadgets Now got some time to use the smartphone one day before the global launch and here's what we think about the newly-launched smartphone.

The inclusion of a display notch will likely be as polarizing Android consumers as other cutout-equipped devices proved to be, though the mass market already clearly signaled it doesn't consider notches to be a deal-breaker, as evidenced by the excellent commercial performance of recent flagships from Apple and Huawei.

The PureDisplay technology of the Nokia 7.1 allows you to enjoy HDR content on the phone from streaming providers like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime thanks to the support for HDR10 standard. The phone will ship and hit store shelves on October 28.

Unlike most Android device makers, Nokia is all-in with Android One.

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While the Nokia 7.1's specifications may not give a Galaxy S9 or LG V40 ThinQ sleepless nights, on paper at least, HMD is counting on smarter camera tech to give the phone an edge.

Among the features, the 12 MP/5MP dual cameras promise fast and accurate autofocus and HDR photography even in low light, as well as studio-style "bokeh" shots, picture-in-picture capabilities and a mode that lets you use the front and back cameras simultaneously.

Around on the back of the Nokia 7.1 is a dual camera setup with ZEISS Optics. While the basic set of specs are good enough, what comes as a decorative sugar coating on the cake are features like HDR10 supporting "PureDisplay", Nokia Ozo and the Pro camera mode. For the storage, you can get up to 64GB of internal storage, as well as a microSD card slot. However as usual with such buds, the pocketable charging case is also a battery pack, topping up the earbuds when you don't need them, for around 16 hours more listening time in total.

The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and will soon receive the latest Android 9.0 Pie update.

Yes, it's coming to the U.S. Nokia 7.1 Plus will cost at a starting at €319 and will be available from this month. DisplaySpeaking of the face, the Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080 px) display which not only adapts its brightness, but also its color tones for different situations, in an effort to keep the screen easily visible. In the US, the base model, which features 3GB RAM along with 32GB of storage will cost $349, while the European Union version will get it for €319. While the Nokia 7.1 will retailing from Euro 299, the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds comes with price tag of Euro 129.

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