Everyone is not yet sure if HMD Global will launch a new Nokia flagship level smartphone on October 4, but we do have a clue that the Finnish company has an important smartphone-related announcement to make next week.
If HMD does surely plan to reveal a new smartphone, it can only be the Nokia 7.1 and/or some of its variations – Nokia X7 and Nokia 7.1 Plus. The former will began launching in China, while the global version will be released as Nokia 7.1.
As of now, TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency established the occurrence of the Nokia 7.1 and posted several pictures of the phone publicly, we’re more convinced that it will be launched by the end of the year.
It seems that Nokia 7.1 will sport a dual rear camera (13MP+12MP) and a fingerprint sensor located on the back side. The phone doesn’t appear to feature the notch, but the Nokia 7.1 Plus might. TENAA also validated some of the handset’s specs, such as the 2.2GHz octa-core processor (probably a Snapdragon 710), 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
An upgraded version of the Nokia 7.1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage will be launched as well. Though, both variants will boast a large 6.2-inch display with 2,246 x 1080 pixels resolution, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,400 mAh battery.
Unfortunately, the smartphone won’t ship with Android 9.0 Pie on board, but we can safely assume HMD will update the Nokia 7.1 soon after release.