Notchless Snapdragon 710-powered Nokia device could launch alongside 7.1 & 7.1 Plus
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It’s fair to say that there is quite a bit of confusion surrounding the next Nokia-branded devices. Initially, leaks suggested that the upcoming Nokia 7.1 Plus would boast a traditional 18:9 display, but renders that appeared shortly after ultimately contradicted these claims by showcasing a notched panel.
Following this, a similar scenario occurred with the Nokia 7.1 wherein the expectation was an 18:9 display but the reality is yet another notched offering. But thankfully, one reliable source appears to have explained why.
According to the information, HMD Global actually has three devices in the works. The first, as leaked, will be the mid-range Nokia 7.1 which will boast a notched display and come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636. This will then be joined by the notch-bearing 7.1 Plus that features the Snapdragon 710. And lastly, these will both launch alongside yet another Snapdragon 710-powered offering. Explaining the previous leaks and unlike the 7.1 Plus, however, this will not come equipped with a notched display. Instead, it will make use of a much more traditional 18:9 panel, as seen on a number of Nokia smartphones.
At this point in time, it’s still unclear what this mystery device will be called and what will differentiate it from the Nokia 7.1 Plus, but perhaps the offering will focus more heavily on the camera department. After all, a recent Nokia camera app teardown suggested the brand is working on a number of new features.