“The Nokia X71 is the first smartphone from the brand to ship with a punch-hole display and triple rear cameras”

After its launch extravaganza at MWC 2019, Barcelona, HMD Global made its stopping at Taiwan where it unveiled its much-anticipated Nokia X71 smartphone. The new Nokia handset is among the most intriguing devices of 2019 yet, at least on paper. For starters, it’s the first smartphone from the brand to come with triple rear cameras and as well as the in-vogue punch-hole display. Let’s dive into the features of Nokia X71 to find out more. 

A punch-hole display


Since its revival under the new license holder HMD Global, Nokia smartphones have been upfront with the industry trends and Nokia X71 is no less. The handset features a punch-hole display that Samsung pioneered last year with its Galaxy A8s smartphone. The screen has a piercing at the top-left corner, which is home to a front camera. Owing to that, the phone’s 6.39-inch FHD+ display bears an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent, offering an immersive viewing experience.

An exquisite design


The Nokia X71 comes with the same design philosophy as the Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. However, there are some minor tweaks. The metal frame has now been mated to a 2.5D double-sided glass with a unique LED power button, which is said to light up to alert for missed calls and messages. The back panel has three cut-outs for the vertically-aligned triple-camera module, LED flash, and a fingerprint sensor.

Zeiss-certified triple cameras with a 48-megapixel primary sensor


The Nokia X71 joins the coveted league of smartphones with a 48-megapixel sensor. The handset comes with Zeiss-certified triple rear cameras with a 48-megapixel f/1.8 primary snapper paired with a 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth-of-field shooter, and an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor. For selfies, the handset boasts of a 16-megapixel lens with an f/2.0 aperture. The cameras are backed by machine learning, AI scene recognition to enhance the results. The primary camera comes with a pixel size of 1.6μm, which the company claims delivers clear, bright, pure and low-noise photos in a variety of low-light environments.

A powerful battery with 18W fast charging support

The Nokia X71 is fuelled by a respectable 3,500mAh battery. The cell is said to give long hours of usage and support 18W fast charging with USB Type-C to quickly juice up the device.

The goodness of vanilla iteration of Android Pie


One area where the Nokia X71 matches with other Nokia devices is the software. The handset comes pre-loaded with stock Android 9 Pie, and comes under Android One initiative. This means that the phone will be getting timely software updates and the brand has a solid track record when it comes to Android updates and monthly security patches for its devices.

Despite boasting these intriguing specs, the area where the Nokia X71 lets you down is the chipset. The handset is driven by a slightly dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB user-expandable storage. Lastly, the Nokia X71 is likely to make its global debut as the Nokia 6.2 aka Nokia 6 (2019) or Nokia 8.1 Plus. Sadly, there’s no word as to if and when the handset will be available in India at the moment