There is ambiguity about whether or not HMD Global will introduce a new Nokia smartphone on October 4. However, we are sure that the Finnish company has an important smartphone-related announcement to make next week.
In case HMD does unveil a new smartphone, then it can only be the Nokia 7.1 and/or some of its variations like Nokia X7 and Nokia 7.1 Plus. The former product will be launched in China, whereas the global version will be known as Nokia 7.1
TENNA, the Chinese regulatory agency, has confirmed the existence of Nokia 7.1 by publishing a number of pictures of the phone. Now, we can be surer that the phone will launch before the end of this year.
From the images, we think that Nokia 7.1 will sport a dual rear camera setup (13MP+12MP) with a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone. There is no notch visible on the phone, but maybe the Nokia 7.1 Plus has it. TENNA also confirmed some of the specs of the handset, such as the 2.2GHz octa-core processor (most probably a Snapdragon 710), 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage.
Nokia 7.1 and others
We also believe that an improved version of the Nokia 7.1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage will be launched as well. But both the variants will have a large 6.2 inches display with 2,246 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The camera for selfies will be 20 megapixels powered by a 3,400 mAh battery to juice the phone for a whole day.
However, you won’t get Android 9.0 Pie pre-installed in the device, but it is safe to assume that HMD will update the Nokia 7.1 soon after the release.