Nokia 7.1 is the most trending smartphone of the week. I have repeatedly written about the fact that this smartphone is overrated. For $ 350 consumers suggest the device on the Snapdragon 636, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory. The 12-Megapixel camera, battery 3060 mAh. In short, it is a normal budget device at a price of Chinese sub-flagship. However, he has one interesting feature that is not characteristic of smartphones even for $ 350. We will focus on the technology HDR10.
Nokia 7.1 uses the 4th generation Iris PX8418 chip, introduced in May this year. This chip offers high-quality HDR with 16-bit encoding support. Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) offers 8-bit encoding or 256 variations for each color (a total of about 16 million colors), but it has already been proven that a person can distinguish more colors, so 8 bits is not the limit. 16 bits allows you to see 65,536 variations of red, green and blue.
The screen supports HDR content. high brightness and good contrast. As well as good contrast. But the features of the Iris PX8418 don’t end there. This chip is capable of real-time conversion of ordinary SDR content to HDR. After all, it should be understood, now even the new iPhone XS and XS Max do not support such transformations.
If you turn a blind eye to the lack of a high-performance processor, Nokia 7.1, thanks to the HDR display, can still be a good option for fans to consume video content on a smartphone. Even so, it is still difficult to take this device seriously when even in the USA you can buy Poco F1 for the same 300-350 dollars.