The first Nokia phone with hole-punch screen and 48MP camera will be revealed on April 2

The first Nokia phone with hole-punch screen and 48MP camera will be revealed on April 2
HMD Global, the company that manages the Nokia smartphone brand, has done a good job staying in the news with innovative devices for just about all price tiers. The Finnish company was among the first to embrace the notch, and it looks like it will also be among the first to adopt the hole-punch screen design feature.

Just like the Samsung Galaxy S10, the unannounced Nokia X71 will feature a punch hole selfie camera in the display. HMD Global confirmed the Nokia X71 will be officially unveiled on April 2 in Taiwan, Sogi (translated) reports.

The Nokia X71 will also be the HMD's first smartphone to boast an impressive 48-megapixel rear-facing camera with ZEISS optics. The phone will include a triple-camera setup and along with the 48MP sensor, Nokia X71 will also pack a secondary 120-degree super wide-angle shooter, as well as a third sensor of which purpose we have yet to learn.

Although the Nokia X71 will be launched in Taiwan next week, we're quite certain it will make its international debut soon afterward, but under a different moniker: Nokia 8.1 Plus. The first renders of the Nokia 8.1 Plus leaked not long ago courtesy to @OnLeaks suggest that the international version of the Nokia X71 will come with a dual-camera instead.

However, both will include the same 6.22-inch display with a punch hole selfie camera and a massive 48-megapixel main snapper. We'll know more about pricing and availability early next week when HMD plans to reveal the Nokia X71, but we do expect the international model to come later at a slightly higher price.

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22 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Release it soon....

2. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Even if they release it don't buy it. HMD's software team is a joke. My Nokia 7 plus has few software bugs from november and still no fix. Even other nokia devices face same issues. Nokia 9 was in works for 12months and the software is still buggy. Thats the reason they are releasing the half baked Nokia 9 in limited quantities. LOL

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Really is it that buggy?

10. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Apparently so. Some biased people will deny it and deflect by trying to take subtle shots at the Pixel, but they are wrong as usual.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I doubt it. Reviews and commets from actual users paint a different picture. But you do have some people that go as far as to pretend they own something when they don’t in order to justify their trolling like some people here, and they get offended whenever you post the truth about their preferred OEM’s.

19. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yup, but you'll never hear it from some people because they are too biased to say anything about their own brand. Instead they deflect, project, and deny because they are blinded by their own ignorant opinions that they try to force feed as facts.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, it’s not. But you’ll always have people that have an agenda to bash what they don’t like and complain for the sake of complaining, all because they like to troll what they don’t like and have never used. They are blinded by their own ignorance, and feel that their opinions are gospel, and any opinion that differs from theirs gets attacked by them.

5. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

My brother used nokia 7 plus... Its okay

20. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I would love to own the Nokia 7 Plus since the Pureview has been a disappointment for me, but it never saw a US release with the proper band support even though it's a "GSM" phone that is supposed to be part of the "world standard."

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I know a few people with the Nokia 7 Plus, and it’s fine as well. One of the reasons they purchased it is because it’s “GSM”, which is the “world standard”. I’ll be picking up the Nokia 9 Pureview myself, which is far from a disappointment like the Pixel line and Essential Phone has been.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I own a Nokia 6, 6.1 and 7.1, none of which has buggy software. The Nokia 9 software has some kinks to be worked out, but none of HMD's smartphones have near as many bugs as the Pixel line or the iPhone.

9. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

with 2500maH battery

3. rsiders

Posts: 1953; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm confused yet pleasantly surprised. Will the SD855 be running the show as well? I was iffy about the Nokia 9 already but I'll most likely pass now for sure if they have something better coming right around the corner. But first, Huawei.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

If this is the successor to the Nokia 8.1 or the Nokia 6.2 like has been suggested elsewhere, I doubt it will have the SD855, but we'll see. I'm still gunning for the Nokia 9, but it's been proving to be elusive, lol.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking forward to this. HMD's Nokia branded smartphones have been progressively better. Pretty sure this will use Sony's 48 Meg, so I'm eager to see what it will do if partnered with Zeiss.

11. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I wish they would stop with the gimmicks. That pinhole thing is stupid.

14. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

As if the notch thing is not stupid.

15. domfonusr

Posts: 1084; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Just what I would expect an Apple fan to say... the notch was dumb from the start, and the pin holes are dumb, too, but predictably I would expect an Apple fan to call out the pin holes and not the notch...

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, some people often unknowingly expose their hypocrisy, as you can see the Apple fan is doing.

22. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Do you realize how dumb you sound right now? You are making baseless claims just because you lack the intellect to understand that I said gimmickS as in the plural form meaning anything that falls under the gimmick category, which a notch does. For the record, I have called out Apple multiple times for removing the headphone jack and TouchID. Here you can take this L and go sit in the corner.

21. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not saying that it's not. Yeah the notch needs to die which is why I said gimmick(S) with an (S) at the end.

12. CEDEOTB

Posts: 415; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I thought the hype was real when I heard they were coming back, but they've been kinda lackluster lately.

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