Nokia 8.1 Plus with hole-in-display design and dual-camera setup leaks

In Europe, the Nokia 8.1’s retail price of €399 places it firmly in mid-range smartphone territory. Similarly, the flagship Nokia 9 PureView’s rumored price tag of €799 means not everybody will be able to afford it. Fortunately, it seems Nokia will soon bridge this big gap.

Set to arrive as the Nokia 8.1 Plus later on this year, the new smartphone will act as an upper-midrange entry. Unlike Nokia’s most recent devices which adopted the notch, though, this particular model will feature a display hole in the top-left corner. This should then be accompanied by tiny bezels above and on either side of the 6.22-inch display and a slim chin below which is home to the Nokia branding.

Taking a look at the smartphone’s rear, a vertical dual-camera setup can be seen in the middle of the panel complete with ZEISS Optics branding and a dual-LED flash. This is combined with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner just below. Also present on the rear is the Nokia logo and the Android One branding – the device should launch with stock Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.

Completing the external setup is a bottom-firing speaker, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Nokia 8.1 Plus will probably be announced next month at MWC 2019 alongside a number of other Nokia-branded devices. However, at the moment, the internal specifications remain unclear. After all, the regular Nokia 8.1 already sports the Snapdragon 710.



1. Agniputra

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 06, 2018

It looks like I will have to skip entire 2019 with these hole in display phones. Will wait for 2020 with selfie cam under the display phones.

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

That's how I feel to. Just wait until they start added a second screen to the back of the phone because "innovation"...

8. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. They already have the ridiculous penta camera "innovation."

2. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

The new Era has begun. ThankYou Samsung

3. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

We went from ugly notches with no headphone jack to hole-punch with headphone jack. I guess it's not all that bad

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014 The website Nokiapoweruser suggests that this is the Nokia 6.2, and they also make mention of HMD saying that they will no longer be using the "plus" moniker in its smartphone names. My interest is piqued, regardless.

7. markusinfinite

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

I am sticking with my low-end Stylo 4, no notch,has 3.5mm,no hole,big screen.

11. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Same here. I'm sticking with my X4 Android One phone that I can use on any carrier I choose.

9. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Smh, we go from notches to this? I wish OEMs would stop with the ridiculous screen gimmicks and just keep it simple.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's hilarious how people wish certain OEM's would "stop with the ridiculous screen gimmicks..." , but they give their favored OEM that uses "ridiculous screen gimmicks" a pass.

12. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not as hilarious as you indirectly referring to my comment. If you have something to say, then say it.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot, meet kettle.

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