Nokia 7.1 Plus renders have leaked, possibly from upcoming HMD Global's launch event

Does anyone remember the old times, when Nokia used to be one of the big players in the

smartphones industry? Well, admittedly that era didn’t last for so long. Rajeev Suri, Stephen Elop

however, the two CEOs of the Finnish tech company seem to have grown nostalgic of that old glory.

Striving to make a strong presence in the market once more, is probably the contributory factor to

the creation of the upcoming Nokia 7.1 Plus, a smartphone that may not fall in the premium

segment, but one that has definitely been signed with Nokia’s experience and expertise.

It’s been much discussed and long awaited. New renders leaked on the internet recently and they

tell us all about the handset’s design and looks.

According to those renders, the upcoming Nokia 7.1 Plus will sport a Type-C USB port. The speaker

will be on the bottom right side, facing downwards, while the other side will be occupied by the


As for the top part of the phone, the renders clearly show a 3.5mm audio jack and one more

microphone, possibly for video calls or videos that are recorded with the front camera. Both a bezel

and a notch are distinct. The display has most likely a 19:9 ratio and a FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2280).

The volume rocker and the power button are located on the right side. So far so good.

The back, is probably the most interesting part of the device’s exterior. It shows a vertical dual

camera branded by ZEISS, which consequently tells us a lot about the possible features and specs

that are expected to go hand-in-hand. Truth be told, Nokia has a long history with ZEISS, which

makes us wonder whether it’s time for the Finnish smartphone maker to shake things up a bit and

consider partnering with new companies that can offer fresh and innovative features. Right below

the dual camera, one sees the fingerprint sensor while the entire back is probably covered with


Moving on and under the hood, we expect that the Nokia 7.1 Plus will run with Google’s Android Pie

9.0. What’s best, is the device will be part of the Android One program, which ensures that owners

will be the first ones to get all the latest updates, compared to other Android smartphones that are

not part of the program. Concerning the tech specs, rumours talk about a Snapdragon 710, 6GB of

RAM and 128GB of internal storage capacity. While we can’t know whether the above rumours are

true, we sure will find out soon since the handset will most likely be presented in the upcoming HMD

Global launch event.

If we do see a Snapdragon 710 however, we may have to consider that Nokia doesn’t have any plans

for going after the top tier in the foreseeable future. And if you find the above statement a tad

biased or rushed, then think of it this way. If Nokia touts the upcoming device as its flagship, then

what are the chances that we’ll see a premium flagship any time soon?



Published : Sep 28 2018