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Nokia 7.1 Plus reaches TENAA ahead of October 4 launch, key specifications confirmed

Is Nokia 7.1 Plus the real challenger to Xiaomi's POCO F1 and upcoming OnePlus 6T?

  • Published: September 30, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Nokia 7.1 Plus, likely to be called Nokia X7 in China, is expected to launch at HMD Global’s scheduled event on October 4. The smartphone has been part of multiple leaks over the past few weeks and is expected to arrive as the successor to much acclaimed Nokia 7 plus. Now, ahead of its official launch, the smartphone seems to have stopped by at TENAA, China’s certification authority, confirming key specifications and design.

The TENAA listing indicates that Nokia 7.1 Plus will carry model number TA-1131 and has includes images that are in line with recent rumors about the smartphone. The image shows the vertically stacked dual rear camera system similar to the one found on Nokia 7 plus, followed by the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also shows the display without a notch, which could be a drastic change considering HMD Global had debuted the X-series as smartphones supporting notched display.

Nokia 7.1 Plus: Expected Specifications and Features

The Nokia 7.1 Plus listing spotted on TENAA by Nokiamob.net shows that the smartphone will feature a 6.18-inch display with Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone carrying model number TA-1131 will be offered in two different variants and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage while the higher-end model gets 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Both the variants will support expandable storage up to 400GB via dedicated SD card slot.

As far as camera setup is concerned, there is dual rear cameras with 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies, HMD Global is equipping the Nokia 7.1 Plus with a 20-megapixel image sensor, if the leaked TENAA listing is anything to go by. The listing shows that Nokia 7.1 Plus runs Android 8.1 Oreo and should be based on Android One programme.

There is a possibility that the final device will launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box. HMD Global started final roll out of Android 9 Pie for Nokia 7 plus early this week. The listing further reveals that the smartphone will be backed by a 3,400mAh battery and weigh around 185 grams. The smartphone is believed to be launched in blue, red and silver colors, when it goes official next month.

Watch: Nokia 7 Plus First Look

Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de had previously said in a tweet that the smartphone will be called Nokia 7.1 and not Nokia 7.1 Plus. He also added that the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will be offered in blue and steel color options and could be priced at €399 (around Rs 33,600). However, considering the recently launched Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, one can expect Nokia to be more competitive.

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  • Published Date: September 30, 2018 12:08 PM IST