+ Friday October 18th, 2019

We’ve seen HMD Global bring a solid set of products to the smartphone market since it’s taken on the Nokia moniker and it looks like next week the company might be launching something a little bit new – at least, at first glance.

Taiwanese website Sogi is reporting that the company has sent out press invitations to the launch of a device they’re calling X71 – a distinct break from the company’s current naming conventions that are usually based on numbers with “.X” and “Plus” revisions.

Of note, HMD Global mentions in the invitation that the X71 features a 48MP camera – the highest resolution sensor yet attached to a Nokia phone – and a 120 degree wide angle lens.

The X71 is also said to be the company’s first “full screen” phone. Don’t get too excited by this though – it’s a punch-hole “camera cutout” design, a la Galaxy S10.

While the naming convention is new, GizChina suggests that it could be intended only for the Chinese market, and this might be the rumoured-but-yet-to-launch Nokia 8.1 Plus. That speculation is fuelled by the premium midrange gap in the devices launched at MWC, where the Nokia 1 Plus, 3.2, 4.2 and 9 handsets were revealed.

Time will tell, with the launch event taking place in Taiwan next week, April 2.

Source: Sogi.
Via: GizChina.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Leonard
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Leonard

I just want to know IF/WHEN Australia going to get it Oh,& how much.

jett
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jett

no its for china and taiwan

Mitchells00
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Mitchells00

Nokia released the 5.1+, 6.1+, and 8.1 as the X5, X6, and X7 respectively in China last year as they’re not able to release Android One handsets there; the X# nomenclature is not new.

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