HMD Global, the home of Nokia-branded smartphones, has launched a new smartphone today. It jumps on the 2019 trend of hole punch displays and also brings a camera that will jump off the page in marketing materials. The Nokia X71 features a 48 megapixel camera but is an otherwise mid-range device.
Launched in Taiwan today, the Nokia X71 features a Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. It also gets a 6.39 inch LCD display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution. There’s a 3,500mAh battery, a headphone jack, and Android 9 Pie onboard.
The hole punch allows for a taller display without enlarging the case itself too much. This is a strategy that has worked well for manufacturers this year in both the high-end and the mid-range segments. So it’s unsurprising to see that other manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon as well.
The main sensor in the triple-rear camera which features Zeiss-certified lenses is 48 megapixel. It’s the same 48 megapixel sensor from Sony that we have seen in a few other mid-range devices as well.
The Nokia X71 is going to cost around $390 in Taiwan and will be available for purchase starting April 30th. HMD Global has confirmed that this handset will remain exclusive to China and Taiwan, at least for the foreseeable future.