Finnish company HMD Global is preparing a new sub-flagship smartphone Nokia X7. The network already has live photos of the front panel of the smartphone.
Last year, HMD Global introduced a smartphone Nokia 7, which was explicitly intended for the Chinese market. The device was exciting and attractive design. Many were waiting for the device to enter the international market, but this did not happen. Later, Nokia introduced a particular X line for China, which proved to be a testing ground for smartphones, which later entered the international market under a different name. Then it also seemed that in the X line would be released just smartphones with a cut-out on the screen, but as a result, in the international market, these smartphones received standard names for the brand. There were two smartphones of the X5 and X6 series, which in the global market were named Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Proceeding from this, it can be assumed that Nokia has abandoned the idea of releasing individual smartphones for China. Instead, it releases the device to the Chinese market, and then under another name to the international one. The only differences in the device is that for China there is a special firmware without Google services, and the rest of the market devices come with a pure Android One.
Now Nokia is preparing a new smartphone Nokia X7, which later can be released in Europe under the name Nokia 7.1 Plus to replace the Nokia 7 Plus presented on the MWC 2018. According to the published photos on the network, you can see that the smartphone will also receive a cut-out on the screen. The diagonal of the smartphone’s display will be larger than that of the previous devices of the line. It is also reported that it will work on a powerful Snapdragon 710 and will receive from 64 to 128 GB of permanent memory.
It seems that the Finns from HMD Global, like Google, did go on about the questionable trend launched by Chinese manufacturers, to copy the cutout on the screen as in the iPhone X.
The exact date of release Nokia X7 is not, we can assume that since Nokia 7 Plus came out relatively recently, the company will not promptly release a replacement for it. It is expected that the release may take place closer to the end of the year, or in early 2019. It is also reported that the price could be about 250 euros, which is unlikely with such a powerful processor since Nokia does not prefer to dump the price on the market.