The Nokia 8.1 (picture for representative purposes only)
The Nokia 8.1 (picture for representative purposes only)

Nokia X71 appears on Geekbench with Snapdragron 660, 6GB RAM

  • The smartphone might be launched on April 2 at Nokia's launch event in Taiwan as the Nokia 8.1 Plus
  • Reports suggest the smartphone will boast a triple camera setup with a 48MP sensor with ZEISS optics

Finnish smartphone maker Nokia is expected to hold a launch event in Taiwan on April 2. Although Nokia hasn't officially mentioned which smartphone it will launch, reports suggest it might be smartphone codenamed Nokia X71.

According to GSMArena, the Nokia X71 appeared on a Geekbench benchmark listing. The listing on Geekbench shows that the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and runs Android Pie 9.

GSMArena also says the smartphone might be launched as the Nokia 8.1 Plus in Taiwan with the aforementioned configuration. For other markets, it might pack a Snapdragon 710 chipset.

Leaks of the smartphone on social media websites suggest that smartphone might have three cameras at the back and a punch hole display cutout at the front to accommodate the selfie camera. The Nokia X71 is said to sport a 48MP camera along with an ultra-wide 120-degree camera, both with ZEISS branding. The front of the smartphone might have a 6.22-inch display. We can also expect the smartphone to run the Android One platform as most other Nokia smartphones launched recently. The platform guarantees timely security and firmware upgrades.

The Finnish company launched a penta-lens smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona. Named the Nokia 9 Pureview, the smartphone has an array of five camera lenses on the rear - two 12 megapixel colour sensors and three 12 megapixel monochrome sensors - designed to appeal to camera enthusiasts. It also launched the four new affordable smartphones at the tech convention—Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, and Nokia 210.