HMD Global had launched the Nokia X7 smartphone in the previous month in China. Since then, the rumor mill is speculating on the global version of the smartphone. Previous release patterns have suggested that the Nokia X7 may launch as Nokia 7.1 Plus in global markets. However, multiple sources have revealed that the global edition of the Nokia X7 will carry Nokia 8.1 moniker. Nokia Power User has shared leaked press materials of the international version of the Nokia X7. Even though the leaked documents do not confirm it, the publication claims that the Nokia X7 will be indeed launching as Nokia 8.1 in international markets.
In the leaked press materials, the handset is extensively referred to as Phoenix which I the codename of the smartphone. The Nokia 8.1 could be one of the phones that may go official through HMD Global’s upcoming Dec. 5 launch event in Dubai.
The leaked materials have revealed that the Nokia Phoenix (Nokia 8.1) features a 6.18-inch notched PureDisplay that produces FHD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. It is the first Snapdragon 710 fueled Nokia phone. The handset is backed by 3,400mAh battery with 18W rapid charging support. It will be an Android One device that will come preloaded with stock version of Android 9 Pie OS.
The rear panel of the phone features a fingerprint sensor and above it is the ZEISS branded dual camera module which includes 12-megapixel primary sensor and 13-megapixel secondary sensor. For capturing selfie shots, it is fitted with a 20-megapixel front camera.
The Nokia Phoenix will be releasing in three color variants such as Red, Silver and Blue. The 4 GB RAM variant will have 64 GB of storage and 6 GB RAM model will include 128 GB of storage.
The leaked documents do not contain any information on the pricing of the Nokia 8.1. Apart from launching the Nokia 8.1 smartphone, the Finnish firm is also expected to debut two more phones through its Dec. 5 unveil event.