Nokia brand owner HMD Global is embroiled in a nasty data privacy scandal at the moment, but that hasn't stopped it from unveiling a brand-new handset.
Nokia X71 Specs
It's got the midrange essentials: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of onboard expandable storage, and a decent 3,500 mAh battery.
There's a headphone jack, fortunately. Rare to see on a mid-tier device is a triple-camera system, which is on full display here — Zeiss-certified lenses, no less. The display measures 6.39 inches with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio and 1080p resolution. Such numbers are pretty remarkable for a non-premium phone, and that should perhaps come as no surprise given that this category has been stepping it up of late.
The Nokia X71 is also part of Google's Android One program, which means it'll receive major updates in a timely manner for years to come. All in all, the phone seems to be a pretty compelling package and will likely scratch the itch for those not particularly keen on spending a fortune toward flagships but want to take high-quality pictures.
Nokia X71 Price And Release Date
The only downside is HMD Global won't be selling this stateside. The phone will be sold exclusively in Taiwan and China starting April 30, with a price that converts to roughly around $385. That's an incredible value, just one that will not be extended to U.S. folks, sadly.
However, GSM arena says that this same device is likely to appear in Western markets under a different name — Nokia 8.1 Plus — possibly as soon as next week. It's not certain if that includes the United States, though.