The Nokia X71 official has just been unveiled in Taiwan. The device will probably be available in the United States soon as the Nokia 8.1 Plus and is the first smartphone of the Finnish company with a camera hole.
Nokia X71 official: midrange smartphone with a large screen
The Nokia X71 official will be available in Taiwan, China, and other Asian countries from the end of this month. The device has a suggested retail price of around 350 euros. Devices from the X series usually only appear in China, but often receive a European release later under a different name. This device would appear in the United States later this year as the Nokia 8.1 Plus.
This new Nokia has a 6.4-inch screen that fills almost the entire front, with only a small hole at the top for the 16-megapixel selfie camera. The device has a design that is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10e. The fingerprint scanner is on the back, under a triple camera. It has a primary lens of 48 megapixels (with an aperture of f / 1.8), supported by an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a depth sensor of 5 megapixels.
Older chip, lots of storage
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor. That is a Qualcomm chip, which is now almost two years old, and which nevertheless still meets the performance requirements in this price range. In addition, the Nokia X71 official has a spacious 6GB memory and 128GB storage space. There is also room for a micro SD memory card.
As we are used to from Nokia, the smartphone is equipped with Android Pie, the latest version of the operating system. It is an Android One device, which means that Nokia hardly makes any changes to the interface and rolls out updates quickly. The manufacturer promises monthly security updates for all Nokia smartphones for at least three years after the release.
Nokia 8.1 Plus in the United States?
The Nokia 8.1 has been available in the United States since the beginning of this year, but the manufacturer often brings both a ‘Plus’ variant and the main model a few months apart. This makes it unlikely that the Nokia 8.1 Plus will appear in the United States this summer. A suggested retail price is still unknown, but is probably close to the Asian price: including VAT, the device probably costs around 400 euros. For a lose Nokia 8.1 you now pay around 350 euros. Also, check out our video review of the Nokia 8.1 below.