Nokia has just embraced the notch and seems to be scraping it again. Leaked images of the unannounced Nokia 8.1 Plus renders show a device with a small hole at the top of the image for the selfie camera.
Nokia 8.1 Plus renders appear online
The ‘camera hole’ seems to be the big trend for 2019. Samsung, Honor and some other major manufacturers are going to have their smartphones equipped with a hole for the selfie camera this year. The Nokia 8.1 Plus also has a selfie camera at the top left of the screen, according to images from the smartphone that OnLeaks shared.
The Nokia 8.1 Plus has not yet been announced, but via the usually reliable telecom insider, we already have a first look at the device. It shows that the screen fills almost the entire front of the smartphone. Just below is a black border with the Nokia logo on it.
Fast updates with Android One
An Android One logo also appears on the back of the fingerprint scanner. That means that the Nokia 8.1 Plus, like other smartphones from the Finnish manufacturer, runs on a virtually unmodified version of Android. Users can also probably count on monthly (security) updates up to three years after the release.
Specifications of the Nokia 8.1 Plus have also been published. They are striking because they are almost identical to the ‘ordinary’ Nokia 8.1. Both have a 6.2-inch screen, double camera on the back and about the same size. The hardware that the Plus model has is still unknown, but the Nokia 8.1 is equipped with the rather powerful and new Snapdragon 710 chip. So there is not much room for improvement. What the two devices must distinguish is still unclear.
Also in 2019, Nokia seems to be coming up with new smartphones at a rapid pace. The ordinary Nokia 8.1 is from this week in the Netherlands available for a suggested retail price of 399 euros. In addition, there are more and more rumors that the Nokia 9 will soon be unveiled, a smartphone with no fewer than five cameras on the back. When this Nokia 8.1 sees the light of day is still unknown.