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Nokia 8.1 Plus renders show a punch-hole screen

Nokia 8.1 Plus renders show a punch-hole screen

Last year, we saw a lot of smartphones with the iPhone X-inspired notch cutouts, and it seems that notches are on their way out this year, thanks to the punch-hole display that only reveals a tiny camera cutout. The renders (and video) show a slim bezel design with a camera hole in the upper left corner of the device. This display type is set to become a trend this year as phone manufacturers look for ways to remove the notch.

Today, HMD Global is proud to announce that the Nokia 8.1 smartphone is the latest smartphone lineup to kick off 2019.

Other new features of Android 9 Pie which will benefit Nokia 8 Sirocco users include App Actions and Digital Wellbeing, brand-new features exclusive to Android One devices and Google Pixel phones. This will enable the company to trim down the side and top bezels, but the pictures show that the phone does have a noticeable chin and carries the Nokia branding. Also featuring a 6.18-inch FullHD+ screen with PureDisplay technology that provides it with HDR10 support, the Malaysian variant of the phone comes standard with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear panel, which will likely be made up of glass, will see Zeiss-branded dual cameras vertically placed just above the fingerprint sensor. There's also, thankfully, a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top edge.

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At this point in time it isn't clear when the Nokia 8.1 Plus will see the light of day.

The first renders for the next Nokia smartphone have been posted. The Nokia 9 PureView is rumoured to come with a more traditional 18:9 display and will highlight a penta-camera system on the back.