11:51AM EDT - Nokia is having an event in London today for a launch of a new smartphone. We're here ready for a Live Blog. It starts at 5pm UK, or 4pm UTC / Noon ET.

11:52AM EDT - A small venue for a London launch, about 150 people. Mostly press, I suspect customers as well

11:52AM EDT - We should start in just under 10 minutes or so

11:57AM EDT - For those that want to watch the livestream, it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB2n6biiNeg

11:57AM EDT - In the future I want to embed livestreams into our Live Blogs. Hopefully that might happen :)

12:00PM EDT - Insert electronic sonic with Nokia themetune

12:00PM EDT - Here we go

12:00PM EDT - Florian, CEO of HMD to the stage

12:01PM EDT - Another special day for Nokia

12:01PM EDT - Latest member to Android family

12:01PM EDT - Momentum with nokia devices across the world

12:01PM EDT - Top 5 smartphone brand in Europe

12:01PM EDT - One of the fastest growing players in the industry

12:02PM EDT - Been able to deliver on expectations

12:02PM EDT - A brand that is built on the love of Nokia fans

12:02PM EDT - Millions of fans engage directly on social channels

12:02PM EDT - 70k beta lab users across the world

12:03PM EDT - This summer, launched Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus

12:03PM EDT - Will see a bolder HMD

12:03PM EDT - tremendous response in markets such as India

12:03PM EDT - Nokia 6 plus sold out every time it went on sale

12:03PM EDT - Early success has strengthened resolve

12:04PM EDT - Smartphones that bring value in features and price

12:04PM EDT - Today is another key step

12:04PM EDT - Double down on operator efforts and accelerate momentum

12:04PM EDT - Enabling fans to get their hands on the latest devices

12:04PM EDT - Today is going to launch our most widely available smartphone across Europe

12:05PM EDT - with secure android and premium design from Nokia

12:05PM EDT - Portfolio approach covers key price points

12:05PM EDT - Nokia is becoming a great choice for enterprise customers

12:05PM EDT - Now for the latest

12:05PM EDT - Chief Product Officer, Juho, to the stage

12:06PM EDT - Going back to basics

12:06PM EDT - Nokia stays true to inherent built quality that Nokia is known for

12:06PM EDT - Nokia wants to exceed real-life expectations

12:06PM EDT - designing devices with the latest technology to exceed expectations

12:06PM EDT - Pure secure Android with Android One

12:07PM EDT - Nokia is all about real-life

12:07PM EDT - >Not that fake life?

12:07PM EDT - Announcing deeper differentiation across the portfolio

12:07PM EDT - A new addition to the Nokia 7 Plus market

12:08PM EDT - Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus in October

12:08PM EDT - Nokia 8 and 8.1 Sirocoo on November

12:08PM EDT - All four coming to Android 9.0 Pie

12:09PM EDT - New Phone: Nokia 7.1

12:09PM EDT - New zeiss imaging solution

12:09PM EDT - New generation of Nokia design

12:09PM EDT - At exceptional value from a brand you trust

12:09PM EDT - Video time

12:10PM EDT - Bothies

12:10PM EDT - HDR video

12:11PM EDT - It's not about integrating the latest technology, it's how to encapsulate it in a beautiful design

12:11PM EDT - novel materials and manufacturing

12:11PM EDT - Alu core with extruded frame with 6000-series Alu with nanomolding

12:11PM EDT - Twice anodized

12:11PM EDT - Accentuated details

12:12PM EDT - Taken factors from watch making

12:12PM EDT - depth and light with personality

12:12PM EDT - two colors

12:12PM EDT - Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel (with copper accents)

12:12PM EDT - Dual camera

12:13PM EDT - 12MP 1.28 micron primary camera + 5MP depth sensor. two-phase detection

12:13PM EDT - Mimics the behaviour of the human eye

12:13PM EDT - True-to-life HDR algorithms

12:14PM EDT - Effortless use of Bokeh

12:14PM EDT - Live Bokeh

12:14PM EDT - Pro Camera mode

12:14PM EDT - manual control of key attributes in Pro mode

12:14PM EDT - Live stream from your camera app

12:15PM EDT - Advanced AI for filters and masks

12:15PM EDT - >Is it really AI ?

12:15PM EDT - Can now adjust width of bothies on the screen

12:15PM EDT - PureDisplay

12:15PM EDT - 5.84-inch FHD+ display

12:16PM EDT - Includes Pixelworks chip

12:16PM EDT - HDR display support

12:16PM EDT - 1m:1 dynamic ratio, 5m pixels per second processed for video

12:16PM EDT - Convert content to HDR

12:16PM EDT - 16-bit HDR processing pipe

12:16PM EDT - >This is the same as the ZTE Axon 9 Pro

12:17PM EDT - Expanded dynamic range

12:17PM EDT - HDR Tone Mapping

12:17PM EDT - Adjusts to ambient environment

12:17PM EDT - auto adjust colors, brightness, etc based on environment

12:17PM EDT - Enhanced sunlight readability

12:18PM EDT - Snapdragon 636 with +40% perf over S630

12:18PM EDT - Lower power when consuming content

12:18PM EDT - Android One

12:18PM EDT - Almost ready to go to Pie

12:19PM EDT - Google to the stage

12:19PM EDT - Brings AI adaptations to everyone

12:19PM EDT - Adaptive brightness and adaptive battery

12:19PM EDT - Digital wellbeing

12:19PM EDT - Learn how to use your phone

12:20PM EDT - App Actions for Google Assistant to predict user behaviour

12:20PM EDT - Monthly security updates for 3 years, OS updates for 2 years

12:20PM EDT - Certified for AR apps

12:20PM EDT - Android Enterprise Recommended

12:21PM EDT - Rigorously tested by Google

12:21PM EDT - Also, two premium audio products

12:21PM EDT - Wireless ear buds and wireless ear phones

12:22PM EDT - 16 hours use per charge

12:22PM EDT - Sweat and splash proof

12:22PM EDT - 10 hours playback on a single charge

12:22PM EDT - pause a call by connecting the earbuds

12:22PM EDT - Now for availability and pricing

12:23PM EDT - Pre-order tomorrow for EU, next week for rest of world

12:23PM EDT - EU customers from 299 Euro to 349 Euro later this month

12:23PM EDT - UK from 17th October from £299

12:24PM EDT - Partners are very excited

12:25PM EDT - Time for a hands on

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  • Amoro - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - link

    No 7.1 Plus with Snapdragon 710? I'm disappointed. I'm probably going to wait for 7nm SoC's anyways though in the 7xx range. Reply
  • Teckk - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - link

    Exactly, I was waiting for a Nokia 7.X with either a 710 or 730. I don't want to spend beyond this on a phone, might have to wait for a while then :(
    I hope they don't pull off the new 8.1 with 710. 8.1 is mostly 845/some Qualcomm flagship SOC?
    Reply
  • Meteor2 - Friday, October 05, 2018 - link

    There's always something better coming next... You could wait forever Reply
  • Teckk - Friday, October 05, 2018 - link

    True, but I keep my phone for at least 3 years. So I don't mind waiting a couple of months more to get a better phone as long as my current phone is not close enough to being unusable. I do agree with you though, new phones launch every now and then it would have been easier of I was ignorant of SoCs 😊 Reply
  • niva - Friday, October 05, 2018 - link

    Same here, my Nexus 6 is about to die though, I'm surprised it lasted this long and is still working, but it's just a matter of time now. I too am disappointed with Nokia on this phone, was expecting a clean device without notches, and thought the SD 710 would be it for the 7 series phones... apparently not.

    Still, this is a good device and in the absence of something better I might jump on it when my phone dies. I'm now really interested to see what the Pixel 3 will bring and price/availability of those devices. The one thing really holding me back from the Pixel 2/3 is the lack of headphone jack which the Nokia seems to have...

    There has to be a sacrifice with every decide out there. How hard is it for someone to make a device without compromises?
    Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - link

    I was really hoping that HMD would skip the screen notch trend, seeing as how the 6.1 and 7 Plus where both normal.

    Any word on the unlocking of bootloaders? Supposedly they're starting to make moves there, with the 8 officially supporting it now. https://www.xda-developers.com/nokia-8-bootloader-...
    Reply
  • haukionkannel - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - link

    Most likely when phone in near the end of its official support time. Nokia 8 was release 14th october 2017, so one year ago. Maybe other phones wuåill get it around one to two years from the release. Reply
  • WatcherCK - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - link

    Pixel 3$$ is going to be out of my price range so this is actually looking like a pretty good replacement for my Nexus 6p esp with some included earbuds (although sennheiser momentum earbuds are due out soon too.....🤔)

    Also is it wrong to think 'Florian' would make a great Bond villain name? (no offence meant to any Florians out there 😀)
    Reply
  • fist003 - Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - link

    damn that notch is annoying. not gonna buy any phones with notches Reply
  • bug77 - Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - link

    7.1 is more than decent. Still, the decision to go with a glass back for 2018 models is terrible. Making that 2.5D glass means there's no way you can drop the phone without some glass shattering. So those "exquisite" looks are all for show, these phones will forever live in a protective case. Aluminium cases like they used in their 2017 models is where it's at. Reply

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