(UPDATE: It's the Nokia 7.1 Plus) Nokia 9 certification confirms 6.2-inch display, 3,400mAh battery, and more

Leaked Nokia 7.1 Plus renders

UPDATE: This smartphone was previously mistaken for the flagship Nokia 9. However, the certification listing has since been updated with more information that confirms that the device is actually the Nokia 7.1 Plus.

Ahead of its release next month alongside the regular Nokia 7.1, the notch-bearing Nokia 7.1 Plus has just been certified in China, with the listing itself confirming every last detail about the smartphone.

While the listing is yet to be updated with actual pictures of the smartphone, previous renders have revealed that the device will sport a new glass build. Regardless, the listing in question does detail some of the device's physical characteristics such as the dimensions (154.8 × 75.76 × 7.97 mm). These confirm that despite the larger 6.18-inch display that is present on the new device, the Nokia 7.1 Plus will actually be slightly smaller than the Nokia 7 Plus (158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm) which boasts a 6-inch display. Another external detail comes in the form of the cameras. The rear of the device boasts a main 13-megapixel camera and a secondary 12-megapixel sensor, and up front sits a 20-megapixel selfie snapper.

Moving on to the internal specifications, the listing lists an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. While unconfirmed, this does coincide with rumors of the upper-midrange Snapdragon 710. As confirmed earlier today, this will then be coupled with two configurations: 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. This will then be coupled with a 3,400mAh pack and, rather surprisingly, the outdated Android 8.1 Oreo.

Those interested in the Nokia 7.1 Plus can expect the smartphone to go official on October 4. Upon the start of sales, consumers will be able to purchase it in either blue, red, or silver.

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  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Presumably includes...." Hopefully, one of the reasons for the delay was to add the SD855 as opposed to using the 845. And I would have preferred a larger battery for that screensize, but hopefully HMD also chooses to add a larger capacity battery and some great power management. Definitely interested in seeing the finished product, as HMD has been making some really good Nokia branded smartphones.

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 632; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I'm hoping that was one of the reasons for the delay too. But I wouldn't be surprised if they just stuck with the SD845. After all, they also kept the 835 in the 8 Sirocco earlier this year

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's true. Here's to hoping.

3. monkeyb

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Some people might wish for SD855. But I really dont think thats going to happen. Big chance that S10 will be the first phone to sport it next year. Also 845 is still an amazing processor. This aside, I cannot wait to see the camera results from this beast. I used to buy only Nokia phones 15 years back just for their amazing camera.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

While I think that another OEM may beat Samsung to the pinch with an SD855 SoC, I wouldn't be surprised if HMD stuck with the 845. I'm hoping that they don't, but if they do, I hope that the Pure Stock Android experience is even further optimized by HMD on the Nokia 9, and that the 5 lens back cameras produce some amazing photos and videos that will rival the flagship smartphones of Huawei, Samsung, Google and LG that are released at that time.


Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

Also SD845 might help in keeping the price low.

5. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Too big should be 5.9" & battery too small .

8. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Always with a notch. I will not buy these android phones with a big notch. My essential phone has a perfect notch.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ah, ok. So this is the Nokia 7.1 Plus. I was wondering what was up when I read this article a little while ago: http://nokiamob.net/2018/09/28/nokia-ta-1131-visits-tenaa-reveals-some-specs/

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Dear PA team, 3400mAh battery is NOT at all a large battery. It is just average battery capacity in Android world.

14. joshuaswingle

Posts: 632; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

You are correct. I actually have no idea why I wrote "large" because it's not. I have updated the article.

12. picia89

Posts: 8; Member since: May 24, 2018

Who cares about the Nokia smartphones? They disappointed a lot of customers with just the mediocre cameras and nothing special on the board.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD growing sales and market share consistently prove that a whole lot of consumers care about their Nokia branded smartphones. HMD went from not even being a blip on the screen to being one of the top 10 global smartphone makers in just two years after being founded.

15. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

I'll raise you three notches to your two.

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