HMD Global has just announced a new device that features the new-style punch-hole display complemented by some heavyweight internals, especially for its price. The Asia-exclusive Nokia X71 highlights a new design language for the company that follows the new trend of avoiding the notch by drilling a hole in the display.
Like the Nokia X6, the X71 is a sneak peek of what is to come later on this year because we can be certain that Nokia’s 2019 lineup will all feature punch-hole displays.
Aside from the new display design that pushes the bezels (especially the top one) to a near zero, the device also features quite the specifications:
- 6.39-inch Display
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Snapdragon 660 Processor
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Internal Storage
- 3500mAh battery
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
The second interesting bit about the Nokia X71 is the camera or cameras if we’re to be literal. The X71 has a triple lens setup featuring the main 48MP lens complemented by an 8MP ultrawide-angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The front of the device features a 16MP selfie shooter and all lenses are Zeiss lenses.
HMD Global has confirmed that the device is an Asia exclusive but we saw this trend with the Nokia X6 which later launched as the Nokia 6.1 Plus for the global market. Therefore, it might not be long before we see a global variant of the X71 launch soon, actually, GSM Arena notes that the global variant – likely to be named Nokia 8.1 Plus will be available as early as next week but all that is unconfirmed so take it with a pinch of salt.
Will it Make it to Kenya?
As for the device’s availability in Kenya (the Nokia 8.1 Plus), we cannot really say for sure when it will be available but we can be certain that at some point this year, the device will be selling in Kenya officially. For now, let’s await the coming of the Nokia 8.1 and all other smartphones announced at MWC 2019.
The Nokia X71 will retail at around $385, as from April 10, which might mean that we might see a price of around Kes.40,000 if it ever makes it to Kenya – putting it in direct competition with Samsung’s new A-Series smartphones!