HMD Global is hours away from unveiling an intriguing new mid-ranger - the Nokia 7.1 Plus. The device is set to premiere under the Nokia X7 moniker for the Chinese market on October 16, but it appears that we won't have to wait until tomorrow for all the juicy info.
A single render of the Nokia 7.1 Plus has appeared on SlashLeaks. The handset can be observed from all sides in the image. On the front, we can see that HMD has opted for a slim bezel design with a rather large notch to accommodate the front camera. The back side hosts the Carl Zeiss-branded main dual-camera combo and the fingerprint scanner. There's a headphone jack up top, a type-C USB port at the bottom, while the volume rocker and power buttons rest on the right side of the phone.
However, things don't end here. The leak also contains all the major specifications of the Nokia 7.1 Plus. According to the information, the handset weighs 6.28oz (178g) and measures at 6.09×2.98×0.31 in (154.8×75.76×7.97 mm). A 6.18-inch LCD screen with a 2246×1080 resolution is on board. A Snapdragon 710 SoC running at 2.2GHz is powering the device. HMD Global has also gone for a very respectable 6GB of RAM that arrives in combination with 128GB of on board storage.
Camera-wise, we have a 12MP+13MP dual main shooter and a 20MP selfie cam. Keeping the lights on is a 3,500mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the expected 3,400mAh cell. The phone will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Due to HMD Global’s history of speedy updates, though, Android 9 Pie will likely be pushed out to the smartphone by the end of the year. There's even a Chinese user manual uploaded to SlashLeaks, so feel free to check it out below.
Lastly, we have the price - the Nokia 7.1 will sell for 2699 Yuan in China. This roughly equates to $390, but keep in mind that prices might be different should the handset make its way to Europe and the US. Albeit comprehensive, the information is still unofficial, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, we only have to wait a day to see if it's true, so stay tuned for more news about the Nokia 7.1 Plus!