If 2018 was defined by the notch then it appears that 2019 will be defined by the camera hole. Display manufacturers have come up with another way of maximizing the screen real estate. It involves putting the camera in a cutout inside the display thus removing the notch and freeing up more space. HMD Global might be adopting this for an upcoming Nokia device.

There are a couple of manufacturers who have already launched handsets with camera hole displays, both Samsung and Huawei are on this list. More will join it in the coming months with upcoming devices. The latest leaked renders of the Nokia 8.1 Plus suggest that this device will have a camera cutout in the display as well.

The display cutout is positioned in the top left corner. This allows for more room for the display to stretch even further. The bezels would thus be quite slim on this 6.22 inch panel with the Nokia branding being applied to the small chin.

It may also feature a Zeiss-branded dual camera system at the back with a dual LED flash. A fingerprint sensor can also be seen at the back. This Android One device would most likely come with Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Nokia is yet to confirm anything about its launch but there’s a possibility that the Nokia 8.1 Plus may be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona next month.

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