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Nokia's X71 phone has a hole-punch display and a 48-megapixel camera

The $385 smartphone is launching in Taiwan.
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Nokia is the latest Android phone-maker to embrace the hole-punch display with the launch of the X71. Camera-centric phones have been par for the course for Nokia under both its previous owner Microsoft and current brand licensee HMD Global. The new handset, which touts a 48-megapixel triple-camera with Zeiss lenses, is no different.

It's debuting in Taiwan for around $385, but could make it to the west as the Nokia 8.1 Plus, according to GSM Arena. That price positions it between the $490 Huawei Nova 4 and Xiaomi's $203 Redmi Note 7 Pro, both of which carry the same Sony 48-megapixel sensor featured here.

As for specs, the X71 is a mid-range Android One phone throughout, from its Snapdragon 660 processor and LCD display right down to its near-stock version of Android Pie. It also packs 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 3,500mAh battery. But the real talking point is that hole-punch display. Not only does it bestow the 6.39-inch phone with a quoted 93 percent screen-to-body ratio, but it also indicates a new direction for Nokia (albeit a route tried and tested by its rivals).


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