Nokia 7.1 Plus complete with display notch and two rear cameras leaks out
Recently, there have been a number of leaks which have pointed towards a Nokia X7 without a notch (that’s the name the Nokia 7.1 Plus will presumably use in some Asian markets). Today, though, new renders of the smartphone courtesy of MySmartPrice confirm that this will not be the case. Instead, the upcoming device will follow in the footsteps of the 5.1 Plus and 6.1 Plus by introducing a notch above the display. While on the topic of the notch, this will be home to a front-facing camera and an in-ear speaker. Unsurprisingly, it will also be coupled with a large chin towards the bottom of the display. Although the side bezels are relatively slim. Taking a peek at the rear, a glass build is predictably included, as is a vertical dual-camera setup in the center. Unlike some of HMD Global’s cheaper smartphones, though, the Nokia 7.1 Plus gains access to ZEISS-branded sensors. Below the camera module is also a circular fingerprint reader.
At first glance, the Nokia 7.1 Plus does look suspiciously like the 6.1 Plus that launched months ago. Thankfully, though, there are a few differentiating details such as the ZEISS branding. Moreover, the rear fingerprint scanner has lost its shiny ring. Lastly, the volume rocker and power button now match the height of the rear camera module much more closely.
Presently, HMD Global’s release plans for the Nokia 7.1 Plus are unclear. But with Samsung preparing quite a few mid-rangers, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Nokia brand fight back with its own release within the next couple of months.