HMD Global is the latest phone maker to jump on the hole-punch bandwagon. The company’s new Nokia X71 features a slim bezels and a 6.4 inch display with a small hole in the upper left corner where you’ll find a 16MP front-facing camera.
The phone has upper mid-range specs, and it will be available in Taiwan later this month for about $385. It’s unclear if or when you’ll be able to buy one in the US or Europe anytime soon, but if it does become available internationally, it might have a different name (GSM Arena suggests it could be the Nokia 8.1 Plus).
The Nokia X71 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
Unlike many modern smartphones, the Nokia X71 has both a headphone jack and a microSD card slot (with support for cards up to 256GB).
There are three cameras on the back of the phone, and the caemra system features Zeiss optics:
- 48MP primary camera
- 8MP 120 degree wide-angle camera
- 5MP depth-sensing camera
Other features include a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, a 3,500 mAh battery, and a USB Type-C port and 18 watt fast charger. The phone ships with android 9 Pie and supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.
At this price point, they need several changes:
– 4,000mAh battery
– USB 3.1 instead of 2.0
– OIS on main camera
– S/AM/OLED display
– QSD 712 processor
Or they should keep it the way it is, maybe even downgrade the chipset to QSD 636, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and remove the 5MP-third-camera…. but slash the price down from US $370 to US $200.
Almost perfect, yet so flawed.
Looks like a nice phone but I still am not liking the aspect ratio of new phones. Very glad they are keeping the headphone jack and microSD card slot.
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