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Last Updated : Mar 27, 2019 04:28 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Nokia confirms the launch of a new mid-range handset at an event in Taiwan

According to the invite published by HMD, the handset in question is the new Nokia X71 and will likely be a successor to the Nokia 8.1.

Carlsen Martin

HMD Global is reportedly set to launch a new mid-range smartphone at an event in Taiwan on April 2. According to the invite published by HMD, the handset in question is the new Nokia X71 and will likely be a successor to the Nokia 8.1.

The Finnish telecommunication giant was set to reveal a successor to the mid-range Nokia 8.1 (rumoured Nokia 8.1 Plus) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February. However, Nokia’s plans didn’t materialise, and the company only announced their flagship Penta-camera handset alongside a couple of budget smartphones at the event.

MWC 2019 has long since passed, and the Finnish giant seems set to unveil the successor to their mid-range 8.1 handset as the Nokia X71 smartphone. The phone will debut alongside Nokia’s flagship PureView smartphone at an event in Taiwan.

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Nokia X71 is expected to replace the Nokia 8.1 Plus and is likely to feature a 48-megapixel primary camera with a Zeiss sensor. Considering the dual-camera setup on the Nokia 8.1, the X71 should feature a dual or triple camera setup with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and a possible telephoto lens in case it gets the 3-camera layout.

The X71 is set to debut in the higher mid-range market space and will likely go head-to-head against Huawei’s Nova 4, Samsung’s A90 and A70 and Vivo’s X27 lineup. HMD Global announced the Nokia 9 PureView with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, which means this 8.1 Plus replacement may see a mid-range Snapdragon chip, most likely the 710 or 712.

Nokia’s new X71 is most likely to get an FHD+ OLED display and may run on the latest Android 9.0 out-of-the-box.

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First Published on Mar 27, 2019 04:28 pm
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