Nokia X71 (aka 8.1 Plus) with a 48MP rear camera coming on April 2

Peter, 26 March 2019

HMD has published an invite for the unveiling of the Nokia X71. The event will be held in Taiwan on April 2 and will also feature the Nokia 9 PureView, HMD’s best camera phone for now (but perhaps not once the event is over).

The X71 – which should eventually launch as Nokia 8.1 Plus globally – will be HMD’s first phone to feature a 48MP sensor. This camera will be paired with a 120° ultra-wide shooter, both with Zeiss optics.

This will also be the first Nokia to sport a punch hole selfie camera, as seen in these renders. The screen should measure 6.22”.

Nokia 8.1 Plus renders Nokia 8.1 Plus renders Nokia 8.1 Plus renders Nokia 8.1 Plus renders
Nokia 8.1 Plus renders

But do note that the X71 and 8.1 Plus will not be entirely identical – the X71 is supposed to have a third camera on the back, its function is unclear at the moment. The renders above show the dual camera variant.

Like the Nokia 8.1, the 8.1 Plus is expected to be an upper mid-range device, so don't expect a flagship chipset. That said, the Snapdragon 710 of the current model is pretty zippy and the PureView uses a chip from last year (the Snapdragon 845 is still faster than the 710, though).

Source (in Mandarin) | Via


Reader comments

FOXCONN operates the factory in China, but HMD runs the commands in Finland, which have to actually go through NOKIA themselves (in Finland), who take the final decision, before anything is done.

  • AnonD-82756
  • 28 Mar 2019
  • nES

Its not better and will never be better, these phones should be labeled HMD Global not Nokia just riding on the name to get a sale.

  • Anonymous
  • 28 Mar 2019
  • 7tt

Not bs broz my Nokias reception, call quality and data connection is top notch better dan yr iphones apple is playing wit yr head

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