Front panels of Nokia 9 and Nokia 7.1 Plus smartphones leaked, show notchless design
The smartphone notch is a very controversial design decision in devices nowadays, and while some manufacturers such as Apple, OnePlus and others are embracing the screen cut-out, others, such as Samsung, are avoiding it at all costs. It looks like Nokia can be added to that list, as leaked panels of the upcoming and unannounced Nokia 9 and Nokia 7.1 Plus smartphones show a widescreen display without a notch.
As with all technology leaks, it’s best to take these images with a grain of salt, although numerous sources have been releasing information about the two new phones for a while now.
For example, Nokia’s new flagship model, the Nokia 9 (2018), would feature no less than five camera’s at the back for a Penta-lens setup. It’s also rumored that the device will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. Other specifications are a 5.9 inch OLED display running at a 1440p+ resolution and the system-on-a-chip would be, unsurprisingly, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
The Nokia 7.1 Plus is a more midrange device and would be powered by the Snapdragon 710. Unfortunately, specific details about this more affordable device haven’t surfaced as of yet. An international telecom operator has confirmed that the 7.1 Plus would release at the end of October of the start of November.
Given Nokia’s excellent track record of Android updates, it’s likely that both of these phones will ship with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. In any case, we’ll likely hear more about these two promising smartphones soon.