HMD Global to launch new Nokia phone on October 4, Nokia 7.1 Plus expected

first_imgHMD Global is making sure it launches a new Nokia phone every month at the rate the company has been going this year. It seems a new Nokia phone will be unveiled on October 4 in London as per media invites being sent out. While the invite doesn’t reveal any specific information about the new phone, it is widely expected that we could see the rumoured Nokia 7.1 Plus aka Nokia X7.The Nokia 7.1 Plus has been in the news for a while now with teasers earlier this month suggesting it would be unveiled in Taiwan, but that’s yet to happen. In China, the phone will go by the name Nokia X7 much like the Nokia X6 (Nokia 6.1 Plus) and X5 (Nokia 5.1 Plus). The Nokia 7.1 Plus is also expected to come with an edge-to-edge notched display and an all-glass design similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. However, some live images of the front panel of the Nokia 7.1 Plus emerged online that suggested there will be no notch and the phone will instead offer even bezels on the top and bottom.Renders seen earlier this month also suggest the phone will come with a dual camera setup on the back with Zeiss lenses, something that the other two phones missed. It seems only logical since the Nokia 7 Plus also sports Zeiss-branded dual camera system. As for the hardware, a lot is still unknown. The Nokia 7 Plus was launched with a powerful Snapdragon 660 mid-range processor. If the Nokia 7.1 Plus is expected to improve on that, we suspect the phone will bring a Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Nokia 7.1 Plus will naturally be part of the Android One program it is rumoured that it could be the first Nokia phone to ship with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.advertisementThere is the off chance that HMD could have a flagship Nokia phone up its sleeve rather than the Nokia 7.1 Plus. Recently, we heard rumours of the Nokia 9 with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and a penta-camera setup. HMD is yet to bring out a true 2018 flagship phone this year (Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched with SD835), so it is possible that the event in London could see the launch of the Nokia 9. However, some recent reports have suggested that the company is not ready to bring out its flagship just yet and is instead looking at a MWC 2019 unveiling in February.last_img read more