Nokia 7.1 is the most trendy smartphone of the week. I have repeatedly written that this smartphone is overvalued. For $ 350, consumers are offered a device on a Snapdragon 636 processor, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory, a 12 megapixel camera, and a 3060 mAh battery. In short, this is the usual budget device at the price of the Chinese sub-flagship. However, he has one interesting feature that is not peculiar to smartphones, even for $ 350. It's about HDR10 technology.
Nokia 7.1 uses the 4th generation Iris PX8418 chip, introduced in May of this year. This chip offers high-quality HDR with 16-bit encoding support. Standart 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 is able to distinguish more colors, so 8 bits is not the limit. 16 bits allow you to see 65,536 variations of red, green, and blue.
In order for the screen to support HDR content, high brightness is also needed, 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 is worth understanding that even the new iPhone XS and XS Max do not support such transformations.
If you close your eyes to the lack of a high-performance processor, the Nokia 7.1 can still be a good option for those who like to consume video content on a smartphone due to an HDR display. 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.
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