HMD Global is set to host a launch event on October 11 in New Delhi, and it is largely expected to launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus in India. The smartphone has suffered many leaks running up to the launch, and most recently it was spotted in live images and on TENAA as well. As is the norm, the Nokia 7.1 Plus will be the global variant, while the Chinese variant will be called Nokia X7. Now, HMD Global has released a new teaser ahead of the event, indicating that the Nokia 7.1 Plus may sport a large display and big battery as well. It has also announced that the Nokia X7 variant will launch in China shortly after – October 16.
The latest teaser published on the Nokia Mobile India handle hints at a large screen. The new teaser says that the full picture will be out soon, and the hashtags #MegaLife and #GoBigGoBetter are used alongside. All of this suggests that the Nokia 7.1 Plus may sport a large display. Furthermore, the recent TENAA listing suggests that the phone is expected to come with a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) TFT display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The teaser video also reads ‘Play more and pause no more’, hinting at good battery life and powerful processor for gameplay. It also shows the back of the device with two cameras placed vertically, similar to the Nokia 7.1 launched last week. A separate new teaser video reads ‘Power to keep you charged from dawn to dusk,’ again hinting at battery life.
Separately, HMD Global has taken to Weibo to announce that the Chinese variant Nokia X7 will be launched on October 16 at an event in Beijing, a few days after the alleged Nokia 7.1 Plus global variant launch in India. The company confirmed that the new phone will sport two ZEISS optic lenses at the back, and has even shared images shot from the phone to prove low-light photo taking abilities.
The Nokia 7.1 Plus will join the already launched Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Indian market to offer consumers variety at different price points. The new smartphone is expected to sport a display notch, a substantial chin on the bottom, vertically aligned set of dual rear cameras, a rear-mounted circular fingerprint sensor, and Android One branding.
TENAA listing reveals that the Nokia 7.1 Plus may sport a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) TFT display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, a 2.2GHz octa-core SoC, 4GB/ 6GB RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB of on board storage. The Nokia 7.1 Plus is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the handset will get a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The phone will be backed by a 3,400mAh battery unit.