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Nokia X7 could launch as Nokia 8.1, not Nokia 7.1 Plus in global markets: Report

Nokia X7 could be rebanded as Nokia 8.1 globally, as per a Twitter-based tipster. The phone had been launched in China on October 17.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
October 24, 2018 2:33:58 pm
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Nokia might change the global name of Nokia X7, that was launched in China earlier this month. The name change, though, would be to Nokia 8.1, rather than Nokia 7.1 Plus, as per a tweet from tipster Nokia anew. They claim that Nokia 8.1 was the name change suggested by HMD Chief Product officer Juho Sarvikas, and the phone is expected to debut later in the year.

As per the tweets of Nokia anew, with the Twitter handle @nokiamobileru, Nokia 7.1 Plus will instead be announced by HMD Global at MWC 2019, and no information related to the device is available. This brings new light to the recent leaks around Nokia 8.1, which was spotted recently on Geekbench.

The phone had been listed based on Android 9 Pie, and running the Snapdragon 710 processor. Nokia X7, on the other hand, had been launched in China on October 17.

Featuring a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with PureDisplay technology, Nokia X7 comes with HDR 10 support, and a screen aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Running the Snapdragon 710 processor, it is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and backed by a 3,500mAh battery.

The phone will likely come with Android One branding, and receive the Android 9 Pie update soon. Nokia X7 comes with three storage options: 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage. Each of these variants come with expandable storage of up to 400GB.

Also read: Nokia 8.1 spotted on Geekbench, phone to run Snapdragon 710 SoC

Nokia X7 comes with dual-rear cameras of 13MP+12MP configuration with Zeiss branding setup on the back, as well as optical image stabilisation (OIS) support. At the front, users can spot a 20MP camera, with f/2.0 aperture, supporting Beauty mode and Portrait lighting. Like other Nokia phones, this one also features the ‘Bothie’ mode, by which users can simultaneously record video through the front and rear cameras. Dual SIM VoLTE standby, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack and type-C USB port are the phone’s connectivity modes.

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